about me




Experienced with advertising, art directing photoshoots, photography, print collateral, corporate identity, web design, video and catalog design. Special emphasis on conceptual design and seeing through projects from start to finish.

 Computer Skills
Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, Premiere, and After Effects. Experienced with Microsoft Office. Strong troubleshooting skills, familiar with cross-browser and cross-platform issues, comfortable with Mac or PC.

2015 - present Design Director, Pure Haven |  Johnston, Rhode Island
Manage all creative projects for Non Toxic personal and home products. Design and
produce all print, video and web materials. Creative work includes design and art direct catalogs, photography, packaging, sales collateral, social media graphics, conventions materials including print video and web. Work directly with the VP of sales and marketing on all communications strategy.

2006 - 2015 Design Manager, Princess House |  Taunton, Massachusetts
Manage all creative for high end home based product direct sales company. Oversee staff of designers, production, video and web. Creative work includes design and art direct catalogs, sales collateral, creative lead for travel trips and conventions materials for print video and web. Schedule and art direct photo/video shoots; maintain production schedules and budgets for all photography and video projects.

2006 Art Director, Nova Marketing |  Quincy, Massachusetts
Performed lead role in the design and art direction for several national accounts, including Party City, CVS and Lowes. Trained, supervised and provided art direction for junior designers managed multiple, concurrent projects in different stages. Worked with clients on grand openings and national campaigns. Attended weekly meeting with clients on maintaining brand integrity.

2000 - 2005 Art Director, TJX Companies |  Framingham, Massachusetts
Art directed all aspects of print collateral for T.J.Maxx, and TJX Corporate. Art directed photoshoots for direct mail, store signage and newspaper for national campaigns and grand openings. Worked directly with Creative Director in conceptualizing a final piece
that is current with today’s fashion trends.

2000 Marketing Coordinator/Art Director Hammett’s Learning World |  Braintree, Massachusetts Coordinated weekly, monthly and seasonal advertising and sales campaigns for Hammett’s retail stores. Acted as a liaison with media representatives, company directors and store management in the execution of radio, television and newspaper advertising. Designed, art directed, illustrated and developed concepts for four-color multi-page flyers and store signage. Worked with web and sheet fed printers on all aspects of print projects.

1999 Senior Graphic Designer, Decelle/Cohoes  |  Braintree,
Massachusetts Created layout and designs for store signage, weekly newspaper advertising
and all other print collateral. Managed design projects from start to finish. Dealt directly with
print shops, newspapers and photographers. Assisted Art Director and Marketing Director at photoshoots with model selection and positioning.

1997 Graphic Designer, Hills Department Stores  |  Canton, Massachusetts
Created layouts for store circulars, store signage, in-house brand logos and package design using traditional design software. Followed projects from concept origination through to production. Prepared design pieces for four-color print processing. Dealt directly with photographers
and print studios.

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in Graphic Design/Typography

RISD, Web Development