A highly experienced marketing communications management professional with a unique blend of business and creative vision strengthened by a consistent record of achievement in navigating projects through to successful completion. Expertise encompasses direction of processes and resources involving strategic digital & traditional marketing, conceptualization, branding, planning, organization, communications, resources, budgeting, and the delivery of a broad range of sales & promotional material effective in elevating organizational and product images toward improved market share and increased sales volume.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING/CREATIVE DIRECTOR Total Marketing Solutions I Moorestown, NJ 2007 – PRESENT
Marketing firm providing online and traditional marketing support to a diverse group of local businesses and agencies
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DoughMain Education Foundation I Princeton, NJ 2014 – PRESENT
Financial literacy program with online tools for teachers and students
PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER Fasthosts Internet Inc. I Chesterbrook, PA 2008 – 2009
Market leading online service provider offering web hosting reseller services
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR Siemens Hearing Instruments I Piscataway, NJ 2000 – 2002
Reported to Director of Marketing. Responsible for guiding completion of complex projects, defining work flows & reporting relationships, and developing communications for print, audio/visual, web, and trade shows. Direct staff of 7.
ART DIRECTOR Siemens Hearing Instruments I Piscataway, NJ 1999 – 2000
FREELANCE DESIGNER Talco Temporary Services I New York, NY 1994 – 1997
Staffing services specializing in sourcing creative people for Digital Advertising.
Master of Business Administration in Marketing (9 credits completed – 4.0 Average)
Managerial Communication and Ethics
Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
Economics for Managerial Decision Making
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Color & Design
Objects & Space
Drawing & Composition
History of Illustration
Form & Space
Parsons School of Design is a private art and design college located in Lower Manhattan in Greenwich Village. With more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs, Parsons is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious art and design universities in the world.
Parsons is a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). About one third of the college is made up of international students hailing from 68 different countries.
Notable Graduates of Parsons Include:
Designers Bill Blass and Donna Karan
Film maker Rob Zombie
Director Joel Schumacher
Artists Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell
NBC Local Graphics, New York City
Five month internship with the network news station in New York City
My position with NBC entailed preparing graphics for use on the NY local news broadcasts. I'd work directly with their graphics team and Al Roker to fill requests for the local weather. I would also act as a liaison between the local news department, the newscasters, UPI, and API moving files back and forth. At the time, B&W photography was significantly cheaper to license over color. I would deliver the B&W images back to the graphics department who would then colorize them on a digital Paintbox -- the precursor to the much less costly Photoshop.
I was privileged enough to be able to sit-in during the broadcasts and get a firsthand experience of what's involved in bringing a news program to life. Additionally, I occasionally sat in-for rehearsals of Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, and The CosbyShow. These experiences gave me firsthand knowledge about what's involved in producing live and pre-recorded shows for broadcast.
Majored in Illustration
3- and 4-point Perspective
BASIC Computer Programming
The HS of Art & Design was founded in 1936 and is located on 57th St. and Second Ave. in Manhattan. A&D offers young NY students the opportunity to get started in a creative vocation early on in life. Students of A&D are given a unique opportunity to major in specialized areas like cartooning & animation, architecture, illustration, fashion illustration, medical illustration, and more. Students gain admission to A&D only after presenting a portfolio and passing an intense art exam. The Kenny Gallery which is located in the lobby of the building features monthly exhibits of student, faculty, and alumni work.
Notable former graduates include:
Singer Tony Bennett
Designer Calvin Klein
Comic book legends John Romita, Dick Giordano, Neal Adams, Joe Orlando, Carmine Infantino, Alex Toth, Larry Hama, Joe Jusko, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Madureira, and Mark Texeira