Experience leading and developing many aspects within the graphic design industry.
Advisory & Training
Print Management &
Studio Management &
Business Development initiatives
Creative Manager, Assistant Director
Ernst & Young (EY) | February 2015 - present
Lead, coach and manage a nationwide strategic design. Design team is is responsible for creating impactful designs to support marketing and business development efforts in multiple industries, including; Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Automotive & Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment and more.
Deliverables includes; design and production of thought leadership pieces, industry surveys, business proposals, video/motion graphics, corporate marketing collateral, event collateral & environment design, presentations, infographics, etc.
Work in conjunction with Creative Services Management Team to drive creative innovation, growth and collaboration across design, digital and production teams both in and outside the US.
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.
Vice President of Creative Services & Production
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.
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
Senior Art Director
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 design, marketing & production training
Creative business driver
Lead cross-department relations & operations
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