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Experience | Full Time

NBCUniversal, Global Creative Services, Universal City, CA. | Sept 2014 - Current

Developed In-house design capabilities resulting in 7-figure cost savings and a more efficient workflow.  Mentored and lead multiple junior designers and the internship program.  Created Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital key art.  Created online landing pages and promotions for facebook, iTunes, Amazon, Comcast and other partners.  Created Point of Purchase artwork for in-store corrugate promotions at Walmart and Best Buy.  Created print advertisements for upcoming Home Entertainment releases.

NBCUniversal, Digital Distribution, Burbank, CA. | Feb. 2010 – Sept. 2014

Developed a hybrid in-house workflow with internal and external creative teams to ensure creation and delivery of assets needed for distribution to strategic partners and content providers ranging from internal emails to the branded youtube page.  Created original keyart and web banners for marketing initiatives.  Designed outward communications such as web pages and B2B information portholes.  Created email designs, landing pages, templates, PowerPoint presentations and trade show graphics for film, TV and the Olympics. 

Crush Creative, Burbank, CA. | May. 2005 - Oct. 2006

Initiated creative services offerings and increased company’s earnings.  Created original key art and graphics for projects ranging from home entertainment packaging to large format, 5-story high prints.

MobilePlanet Inc, Chatsworth, CA. | Feb. 2004 - Apr. 2005

Enhanced the award-winning catalog cover and inside artwork as well as redesigned the company’s website.  Began a process of working more directly with clients to secure additional income from advertising and catalog cover sales.

Experience | Freelance

Adconion Media Group, Santa Monica, CA. | Oct 2009 - Nov. 2009

Enhanced PowerPoint presentations with custom graphics to further company growth and training.

Jakks Pacific, Malibu, CA. | June 2009 - July 2009

Designed toy packaging and logos.  Brainstormed and developed future concepts and created visualizations for pitches to retailers

Brand Sense Partners, Century City, CA. | Sept 2008 - Dec 2008

Created brand identity, logos, and product mockups as well as PowerPoint presentations for branding initiatives that were successfully presented to attain celebrity clients.

Ignition Creative, Santa Monica, CA. | June 2008 - Aug 2008

Produced interactive graphics for home entertainment promotions and websites.  Created Flash animations for banner advertisements and downloadable wallpapers.

Cimarron Group, Hollywood, CA. | Oct 2007 - May 2008

Created DVD key art and title treatments for packaging graphics including major motion pictures. Produced logos for corporate clients as well as artwork for various website and print projects.

Creative Asylum, Hollywood, CA. | April 2007 - Dec 2008

Secured major accounts with designs that surpassed comparable agencies and designers. Created and art directed award-winning graphics and websites for home entertainment promotions and games. Generated Flash banner advertisements.  Designed logos as well as P.O.P. design and product mockups.

DZN Group, Culver City, CA. | Feb. 2007 - March 2007

Designed DVD box and packaging mockups as well as title treatments, video game artwork, and Illustrations.

Education

State University of New York College at Buffalo | Dec. 2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Communication Design

State University of New York at Rockland Community College | Dec. 2000

Associates in Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Associates in Sciences (A.A.S) in Graphic Design and Advertising

Academic Achievements

Dean’s List- State University of New York at Rockland Community College | 1997 - 2000

Honors Status- State University of New York College at Buffalo | 2001 - 2003

Hyatt’s Award for Excellence in Communication Design | April, 2003

Skills

PC and Macintosh computer experience.  Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Experienced with Adobe AfterEffects Flash and Microsoft Office Suite.