Experience leading and developing many aspects within the graphic design industry. Including art/photo direction, managing and developing creative teams, brand development, implementing organizational and strategic processes as well as education/guidance.
Advisory & Training
Print Management &
Studio Management &
Experienced, designer, creative director and executive of corporate communications. Design, manage
and developing communications for marketing collateral, stakeholder deliverables, environmental graphics, presentations and brand initiatives for corporations and non-profit organizations.
Creative Manager, Assistant Director
Vice President of Creative Services & Production
Senior Art Director
Ernst & Young (EY) | February 2015 - present
Manage nationwide high performing design & production team for the Creative Services Group of EY (Ernst & Young). Design team is focused to support internal clients supporting Global G360 clients, Business Development and Marketing for Financial Services group as well as Business Development for Government, Public Sector and Education teams.
Work in conjunction with all Creative Services teams to drive growth and collaboration in and outside the US. Helped develop new structure of Design, Image Motion Sound, Interactive Solutions, Content Services, Printing and program teams within Creative Services. Also internal client liaison to ensure highest level of creative support for EY business objectives
Studio work includes: design and production of thought leadership pieces, industry surveys, business proposals, video/motion graphics, corporate marketing collateral, event collateral & environment design, presentations, info graphics and more.
Advisement | Mentorship | 2006- present: Currently on the Visual Communications Advisory Board for Farmingdale State College. Advising department chairperson, professors and other educational staff on current industry needs, student skillset and industry outlook. Consult in efforts to update curriculum, funding strategies, student enrollment and industry preparedness for students.
Curran & Connors, Inc. | 1996 - 2015
Responsible for overseeing creative and production direction of projects running throughout multiple U.S.design studios for domestic and international clients. Design projects include, Business collateral, Brand creation, Investor reports, Websites, Marketing, Advertising and more.
Liaison for studio and graphic vendors to uphold creative expectations of company and clientele. Trained design staff and non-creative staff on company and industry guidelines. Developed new departments, programs and workflow processes for continued improvement of creativity, communication and expediting work.
Responsibilities include; Design of high end projects, direct and review team designs to ensure they meet the specifications and budget allotted for each project, implement and oversee creative processes for both print and interactive work, studio management/problem solving, image & color enhancement, retouching, oversee offset & digital printing, manage design intern program, design & development of marketing presentations, project management, process development and graphic design. Develop Brand standards and procedures for clients as well as Curran & Connors, Inc.
Responsibilities include: Creative & production direction | Department management |
Project specification and budget review | Implementation and oversight of creative processes | Image enhancement and retouching | Vendor management | Oversight of offset & digital printing | Manage internship program | Design & development of corporate collateral, brand Identity, presentations, conference collateral, environment design, etc. | Project management | Develop brand standards for clients and firm.
Advisement | Mentorship | 1992-2015: Manage Curran & Connors, Inc. intern program. Mentored students from multiple colleges and universities from across the United States.
2010: Professional advisement for Suffolk Community College Graphic design curriculum
1992-2015: Mentor local high school with knowledge of the Graphic design industry.
1989-2015: Donate design service to various causes
Curran & Connors, Inc. | 1992-1996
Art direct and lead four creative teams in New York and Florida design studios. Primary designer for annual reports and corporate literature for approximately 26 U.S. corporations
per year. Direct location and studio photography sessions. Press supervision for jobs designed.
Responsible for training employees and interns in the realm of design, production, process and printing. Part of a management team to help develop business along the US east coast. Lead cross department relation tasks along with NJ sales manager to improve client expectations and the expediting of work throughout the company.
Farmingdale State University of New York | A.A.S., Advertising Art & Design
Hofstra University/PBS | Computer Animation
EY Aspire Program
EY Milestones Management ProgramNYS-SBA/Suffolk Community College | Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
Lynda.com, Noble Desktop, Adobe | Program Training
National Association of Photoshop Professionals | Image production & Retouching
Disney Institute | Business Management Training
Stuart Levine & Associates | Business Management Training
Business Development initiatives