Achievements and Experience
The Art Dept.
Owner / Designer
March 2008 - present
I have worked as a full-time freelancer for thirteen years. My portfolio includes design work for large brands such as: Martha Stewart, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG, Les Mills, The Biggest Loser, Schwinn, Dwell Studio, and Jones of New York. In that time, I have learned a lot about managing clients, projects and their expectations, producing quality work efficiently, and the importance of a 401k match and health care benefits.
May 2002 - Mar 2008
I managed a team of ten designers in a very fast-paced and stressful environment. I oversaw branding, advertising, design, photo styling, and day to day of an international bridal brand. I travelled internationally and directed brand development in two countries, while presenting the work my team and I produced to directors and executives several times per week. I focused on building unity on my team and keeping morale up, which helped improve the quality of the design and the engagement of the team members. I feel that I played a huge part in the overall improvement of the Maggie Sottero brand, which helped to contribute to the incredible growth the company experienced while I was there. I also learned it is possible to miss a flight while staring jet lagged at the gate.
Merkley Newman Harty
May 2001 - May 2002
At Merkley Newman Hardy I was exposed to the New York Ad Agency life. I freelanced in the internal design department and produced work for such brands as Jet Blue, Citi Bank and Fila. I was able to push myself creatively and meet tough timelines to get some really good work out. I worked on a variety of print projects including several packaging jobs, and multiple branding books. I was part of a tight-knit team that taught me the importance of collaboration, camaraderie, and a two dollar slice in the East Village.
Utah State University
Graduated December 2001
Bachelor of Fine Art emphasis Graphic Design
Utah State University, Logan, Utah