Profession

Senior Art Director

Background

Graphic / Web Design, Illustration, Product Development, 3D / Traditional Animation, NLE and Post

Employement
WebMD
370 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
07.2008 to present

Art Director

Created and implemented expanding media for desktop and mobile for all major pharmaceutical companies. The expanding media was specific to the users on Medscape, which is the physician-only portal for WebMD. 2016 revenue alone generated by the expanding ads reached over $6 million. Coordinated a team of in-house and freelance designers / developers, ranging from 2-5 depending on workload.

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Forbes
90 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
02.2008 to 07.2008

Senior Web Designer

Main duty was to fully redesign the network video player, adding features and allowing time-based tracking pixels for user view tracking along with prototyping Flash applications.

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Pokémon USA
1177 Avenue of the Americas, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10036
05.2006 to 02.2008

Art Director

Created consumer-oriented emails, product development, commercial production, flash mini-sites and banners, convention booth design, branding and product / event promotions. Team size was small but efficient, normally 2-3 designers.

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Partsearch Technologies
250 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
07.2004 to 05.2006

Art Director

Primary work was on the Partsearch corporate website, Partstore (online parts warehouse) and the Best Buy Partsearch collaboration website. Other works include corporate rebranding, email newsletters / email advertisements, print work.

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TP Orthodontics
100 Center Plaza
LaPorte, IN 46350
12.2002 to 05.2004

Art Director

Primary work was on the TP Orthodontic corporate website, INVU Braces and INVU Brackets website. Other works include brochures, poster and T-shirt design for InVu, convention Booth design (3D prototype), various 3D animations utilized for presentation pieces.

The Chubb Institute
270 West North Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
08.2002 to 01.2003

Web Design Instructor

Instructed students on both web coding and design.

J. Walter Thompson
900 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
04.2000 to 08.2001

Art Director

Helene Curtis brand site
Salon Selectives
Thermasilk
Finesse
Oscar Mayer Lunchables
Oscar Mayer Oscar Town
Kraft Parmesan
J. Walter Thompson corproate site
Northwestern Mutual Convention Display
Development of Palm apps for various brands
Development for bakesale.com and Spencer Stuart
Video / Post work for MGD Blind Date spot
Video / Post work for JWT interstitial
Various pieces used in pitch for ATA, Boeing, Excite at home
Banner ads for sites listed above
Direct Mail / email for Helene Curtis and NPO campaign

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Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
680 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
05.98 to 04.2000

Art Director / Illustrator / Multimedia Specialist

Playboy (main website)
Scan
World of Playboy (around 1500+ pages)
Team Playboy
Pop, Sexcetera, News Desk (Featured Articles)
Various web-based animated segments
Catalog layouts
Illustrations for Sexcetera, Prowl, Scan
Pictorials
Photography, video for streaming webcasts, video for features

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Independent Work
Toy Life
www.shoptoylife.com
5.10 to present

Owner / Designer / Developer / Artist / Toy Designer

Emmelle
5.9 to 2014

Art Direction / Designer / Developer

J'envie
5.9 to 2014

Art Direction / Designer / Developer

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Education
Ball State University
B.F.A. - Illustration [1994]
M.A. - Illustration [1995]
Awards
James Webb Young 2000 winner
Award based upon votes by J. Walter Thompson agency. This award is handed out to the top creatives in the company, usually given to people who have been with JWT for some time. I received this award after my first six months.