Objective

A Graphics Designer with 10+ years of professional experience seeking compelling freelance opportunities, where my creative skills are challenged and where I can apply my knowledge of diverse design skills and graphics art. 

Education

University of Tampa | Tampa FL, | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 

Lorenzo de Medici, The Art Institute of Florence | Florence, IT | Jewelry Design + Print Making

School of Visual Arts | New York City, NY | Continuing Education | Photography, FLASH + Typography 

Experience

Freelance | Senior Graphic, Web, Package Design + Production Coordinator | 2012 - Present 

Clients include: Jabara Group, SYPartners, Hotel Impossible, Ivie Joy Flowers, Myriad Travel Marketing, Blenheim Hill Restaurant + REVLON

  • Attend client meetings and understand their brand and promotion requirements
  • Come up with innovative concepts and get approval from the clients
  • Estimate the time required to complete the designs and send quotes accordingly
  • Complete the designs by coordinating with photographers and copy writers
  • Send out the completed designs to the clients for feedback
  • Design and layout magazine pages, ads, brochures, flyers and marketing collateral for multiple clients
  • Created consumer packaging using PMS and four-color processing
  • Send final files to print 

Baobab Batik | Package Design Fellowship Swaziland, Africa | September - October 2013 

  • Researched new and innovative types of packaging materials to present to new clients 
  • Developed new packaging design perspectives and presented prototypes to clients
  • Created new designs based on the portfolio of the client 

East Coast Saloons | Head Senior Designer for 21 Bars and Restaurants | 2008 - 2012

  • Designed logos, collaterals, newsletters and advertisements for the clients
  • Came up with inventive concepts and ideas to match client branding
  • Carried out detailed research and created design briefs for approval
  • Produced ad campaign strategies for a variety of products and services
  • Used a wide range of typography to appeal to specific audiences
  • Completed project on extremely tight deadlines

One Source Printing | Graphic Designer + Production Coordinator | 2005 - 2008

  • Managed, produced and designed projects from brief to fulfillment
  • Ensured consistency in design for all makeup brands sold in Sephora
  • Presented finalised ideas & concepts to clients, colleagues and senior managers
  • Answered queries from clients
  • Created original artwork for short and long term projects

Skills

  • Innovative, highly creative, good at thinking 'out of the box'
  • Keeping abreast of relevant new techniques in design software, media & photography 
  • Willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Working knowledge of HTML, FLASH and CSS
  • Organised and able to prioritise own work schedule
  • Able to work within brand and design guidelines
  • Excellent typography skills, creative flair and good color sense 
  • Highly proficient in the ADOBE Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop + InDesign
  • Skilled Squarespace designer

Organizations

Damels in Design, Nest, All Hands, New York Cares, A Small World, Young Travel Professionals + Millennials in Travel