LN Design – Principal
New York (2002 - Present)
:: Concept, design, illustrate websites, e-books, audio books, kiosks, corporate identity, music CD’s, books, magazines, advertisements, catalogues, brochures, promotional packaging, signage, events, etc. Work closely with editors, producers, writers, designers, programmers, photographers and illustrators to create professional communications for a variety of channels.
Proxicom Interactive Agency – Director of Creative Services
New York, Hamburg, Paris (1999 - 2002)
:: Directed a staff of over forty people, including producers, strategists, writers, designers, illustrators, photographers and programmers to create the innovative work for fortune 500 clients across all platforms. Coordinated with operational managers across all departments. Actively responsible for directing large scale projects and budgets, maintaining client relationships, recruiting, staffing, retention, training and issue resolution, practice group coordination, office morale, organizational issues, team recognition, career counseling, growth and workforce utilization.
IXL Interactive Agency – Creative Director
New York (1997 - 1999)
:: Managed all aspects of the Creative Department including staff, budgets, organizational structure, process models, recruiting, training and projects. Directed and collaborated with producers, strategists, writers, designers, illustrators, photographers and programmers to develop professional online products by integrating IXL’s creative, editorial, business and technology strategies into a single vision for fortune 500 clients.
NBC Interactive – Art Director
New York (1996)
:: Directed and designed narrative Web/TV episodes in conjunction with NBC’s TV shows and advertising. Collaborated with writers and programmers. Cast actors and managed photography shoots.
New York University/Princeton University/Voyager Publishing – Art Director
New York (1995)
:: Directed and designed e-book’s for higher education. Collaborated with producers, writers, designers and programmers. Partial list: The History of American Technology, Dante’s Inferno, James Joyce’s Ulysses and Franz Fanon.
EMI Records Group – Senior Designer
New York (1992 - 1994)
:: Designed and produced music CD packages, advertisements, solicitations, posters, store displays and other promotional material pertaining to the music industry. Coordinated with writers, photographers and illustrators to create finished products. Managed photography shoots with Art Directors.
Patricia Bruning Design – Senior Designer
San Francisco (1990 - 1992)
:: Designed and produced book covers, software packages, brochures, annual reports, corporate identity, architectural signage and catalogues. Coordinated with clients, printers, writers, photographers and illustrators.
Robert Koch Gallery – Gallery Manager
San Francisco (1990 - 1992)
:: Managed operation of the gallery. Designed layout, hung and catalogued exhibits of 19th century, early 20th century, and contemporary photography.
The Elements of Visual Language, Dynamic Design, Interactive Design, Web Design Strategies and Advanced Photoshop for the following institutions:
:: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: The Interactive Telecommunication’s Program
:: Columbia University, The Digital Media Center
:: The International Center for Photography
Masters with Honors
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: The Interactive Telecommunication’s Program (1997)
Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis Photography and Minor in English Literature
San Francisco State University (1990)
POST GRADUATE STUDY
San Francisco Art Institute – Photography – San Francisco, CA
International Center for Photography – Photography – New York, NY
The Cooper Union – Art History, History of Architecture – New York, NY
School of Visual Arts – Silk Screen, Print & Book Making – New York, NY
IS183 Art School – Ceramics, Drawing, Painting – West Stockbridge, MA
Art, Photography, Product Development, App Development, Surface Design, Ceramics, Cooking, Music, Travel, Skiing, Nature
Board Member – Literacy Network of Southern Berkshires – Great Barrington, MA
Committee Member – CATA (Community Access to the Arts) – Great Barrington, MA
Volunteer – Project Open Hand – San Francisco, CA