Brooklyn-based art director/senior graphic designer with 7 years of experience and a diverse portfolio of work from a variety of industries. Passion for creating clean, contemporary and carefully-calculated designs. Skilled in developing marketing materials, brand identities, style guides and technical illustrations/renderings. Known for taking a hands-on/solution-focused approach to projects.
Experienced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Mid-level knowledge of Sketch, Keynote, PowerPoint, WordPress and Squarespace.
Understanding of responsive design, UX/UI and HTML/CSS.
Additional experience in copywriting, photography/retouching, motion graphics Instagram, floor plans/elevations and project management.
All of these positions were held in New York City.
Owner & Map Designer, JVD DESIGN LLC; August 2017–Present
Sr. Digital Designer, NINE WEST; August 2015–February 2016
Sr. Graphic Designer, GILT GROUPE; March 2013–July 2015
Graphic Designer, FOOD NETWORK/COOKING CHANNEL; December 2011–October 2012
Sr. Print & Digital Designer, THE BODY SHOP; February 2018–Present
Sr. Digital Designer, BAREMINERALS; September 2017–February 2018
Digital Designer, MACY'S; July–September 2017
Digital Designer, SPRING INC.; May–July 2017
Sr. Print Designer, GAP INC.; March–May 2017
Print Designer, AVISON YOUNG; March–April 2016
Art Director, SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER (Plum Agency); February–July 2013
Print Designer, BRICK & MORTAR; April–November 2013
Print Designer, THE DINEX GROUP; October 2012–April 2013
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY; 2006–2010
BFA Communications Design: Advertising Art Direction
The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD; 2005
Summer Pre-College Program, Illustration
Moore Collee of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA; 2004
Summer Pre-College Program, Fine Arts
Brooklyn Animal Action; January 20187–present
Volunteer: social media contributor and adoption event team member
@BrooklynByBike Project; 2017–present
Instagram-based photo diary documenting my journey to bike every block of Brooklyn
Plant Care Intern, Sprout Home - Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 2016
Ceramics Student, Choplet Studio - Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 2014–2015
Hospitality Industry Worker; 2004–2017
Manager, bartender, server, reservationist, dishwasher
"A Map Designer Hits the Road, Determined to Bike Every Street in Brooklyn..."
Author: Susan De Vries; Interview on Brownstoner.com; 2018 [LINK]
City on a Grid: How New York Became New York
Book cover illustration; 2015, Da Capo Press
L Magazine x Jameson Black Barrel
Map Illustration; 2012