Art Director: Wunderman Chicago
2012 – Present
Conceive and develop national and regional marketing campaigns, crafting a consumer journey through activation events and experiences, mobile/social apps, and various print for major food and beverage, retail, and entertainment/technology brands.
Pitch concepts and integrated campaigns, foster client relationship and trust, grow business within main account.
Direct photo shoots, develop branding and brand guidelines for seasonal marketing drives and trade events, and mentor junior staff on best practices and software packages.
Clients: Xbox, Microsoft, Outback Steakhouse/Bloomin’ Brands, Chevron/Texaco, Goodyear, Coors, AARP
Art Director: RPM Advertising
2007 – 2012
Collaborate with team for strategic rebranding of major casino chains.
Deliver captivating logo designs, collateral materials, direct mail, and signage for promotional events and offers—lead image updates and new designs to add value to property perceptions.
Storyboard and art direct commercials for television spots.
Clients: Fitz/Fitzgerald’s/Majestic Star Casinos, Hollywood Casinos Gila River Casino
Senior Designer/Project Coordinator: Signs By Tomorrow, Bloomingdale
2002 – 2007
Create signage, logos, and collateral for local businesses and trade expos.
Consult with customers about project timelines, design concepts and final deliverables, direct and execute fabrication and shipment/fulfillment of projects, delegate work to junior designers and lead through completion.
Research and propose software and hardware updates and support for design department and perform basic maintenance and operation of
large-format printers and vinyl plotters.
Clients: Merchandise Mart, Gameworks, Harrah’s Casinos
Graphic Designer: AMS Direct
Marketing/Proposal Specialist: ServiceMaster Management Services (now Aramark)
Illustrator II: Multi-Ad Services, Inc.