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
Creative & Production Director
Senior Art Director
Ernst & Young (EY) | February 2015 - present
Lead, coach and manage a nationwide strategic design team for the Creative Services Group of EY (Ernst & Young). 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, info graphics, 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.
Curran & Connors, Inc. | 1996 - 2015
Responsible for driving the creative direction and production of projects running throughout agency for domestic and international clients. Design projects include, Business collateral, Brand creation, Investor reports, Websites, Marketing, Advertising and more. Creating deliverables for a wide variety of industry sectors such as Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Retail, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Hospitality, food, Manufacturing and Technology.
Liaison for studio and graphic vendors to uphold creative expectations of company and clientele. Trained design staff and non creative staff in company and industry guidelines.
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 | 1981-1983
Hofstra University | Computer Animation | 1985
EY Milestones Management Program | 2016
NYS-SBA/Suffolk Community College | Entrepreneurial Assistance Program | 2012-2013
Lynda.com, Noble Desktop, Adobe | Program Training | Continual
National Association of Photoshop Professionals | Image production & Retouching | 2000-2010
Disney Institute | Business Management Training | 2003
Stuart Levine & Associates | Business Management Training |1999
Business Development initiatives