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Experience leading and developing many aspects within the graphic design industry. 

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Process Solutions
Advisory & Training

Project Development
Vendor Relations

Print Management & 

Production Direction

Studio Management &

Creative Direction

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Resume 

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

Education

Farmingdale State University of New York | A.A.S., Advertising Art & Design 

Hofstra University/PBS | Computer Animation  

 

Professional Education

  • EY Aspire Program 

  • EY Milestones Management Program 

    NYS-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