[art + design]
130 Palmetto Street, 3rd Floor • Brooklyn, NY 11221
Art Director, New York Buyers' Club 6/04 - Present
Developed corporate identity for this progressive nonprofit organization, designing the logo, website, and all related media and publicity materials including newspaper and magazine advertisements, brochures, direct mailings, and web banner ads.
Art Director, JournalsandBooks.com, Inc. 9/03 - Present
Responsible for the design and feel of this website and its sister sites (including portfoliorama.com), and all related graphics, including original illustrations.
Creative Director/Designer, LGNY (Lesbian/Gay New York Newspaper) 3/98 - 2/01
Initially, fine-tuned overall layout of LGNY (Lesbian Gay New York Newspaper) and completely redesigned the popular arts listings section, which I also wrote and edited. Later responsible for design & execution of all covers, layouts, and spreads. Occasional contributing writer.
Graphic/Set/Lighting Designer, The Cosmic Bicycle Theatre 3/95 - 3/00
Co-Founder of The ClockWorks Experimental Puppetry Theater, home to award-winning troupe,The Cosmic Bicycle Theatre. Responsible for design and production of promotional materials (press materials, invitations, posters, advertisements), as well as set and lighting design.
Art Director/Display Director, Canal Jean Co. 3/93 - 3/98
As Visual Director: Created & executed original designs for all advertising, brochures, directories, p.o.p. materials, t-shirt graphics, and website. Responsible for all phases of production: from concept through on-press visits, the hiring of photographers, models, make-up artists, printers, art direction, scanning and retouching of photographs, writing of copy, design, and final layout.
As Display Director: managed display department for the SoHo tourist mecca; responsibilities included overseeing a staff of five, designing and fabricating window and in-store displays, p.o.p. displays, and the creation, maintenance, and procurement of necessary props.
Freelance Artist Graphic Designer/Web Designer 1988 - Present
Working for major nightclubs and private companies, developed events, designed invitations, created/produced art installations, and designed fashion show sets (including sets for Vivienne Westwood and i-d Magazine). More recent projects have included several websites, including wauwausisters.com, newyorkbuyersclub.org, and greatsmalllworks.org.
University of Bridgeport (studied: art & advertising); School of Visual Arts (studied: graphic design).
Skilled in Adobe Photoshop ImageReady, Illustrator, GoLive, Acrobat, InDesign, and Quark XPress. Also an accomplished 2 & 3-D designer, writer, photographer, and musician.