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• 10 years of experience working as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator
• Works well in fast-pased, multi-tasked environments
• Enjoys working in creative environments where artists can critique, share new ideas and learn from each other
• Passionate about art in all forms, and loves strong, clean & clear designs
• Strong desire to constantly grow as an artist


2000 - PRESENT
Senior Graphic Designer // The Homesteader Newspaper, Mass Publishing Co., Inc.
Responsible for the creation of all graphic design elements for the entire company as well as the production cycles for The Homesteader Newspaper. Back in 2000, when I was hired, the company was 10 years old and had a loose design style guide. I jumped at the chance to create a new concise look, an updated logo, and graphic designs that were used in all company materials. In essence, focussing the brand and the look of the newspaper, as well as all marketing literature into a new design family.
• Oversaw monthly production of newspaper, including graphic design, ads, photo-editing, and editorial layout
• Implemented new style-guides and streamlined monthly production process of 8 eastern MA editions
• Created major graphic redesigns for newspaper elements in 2002, 2004 & 2009
• Created advertisements and communicated directly with clients to ensure specific advertising goals were met
• Crafted all marketing literature, including rate cards, brochures, sales kits, stationary and other B2B promotions
• Communicated with printers and other vendors to ensure quality production of printed materials
• Designed E-mail marketing flyers and assisted in online sales lead research

2008 - PRESENT
Freelance Illustrator, 06/2010 // Empty Room Studios
• Created 5 Illustrations for Warlords CCG to be used as game cards. After completing the assignment, it was decided that one of the character illustrations would also be used for packaging and promotional displays.

Freelance Concept Artist, 01/2010 // Avalanche Comics Entertainment
• Designed toy truck & character concept assets as well as created mood and scene background paintings

Freelance Concept Artist, 03/2008 // Hidden Path Entertainment, LLC
• Produced exploratory concepts (sketches to final painted artwork) for in-game characters
• Provided paint-overs for redesign of landscapes


     Adobe Acrobat      Adobe Pagemaker       Quark XPress
     Adobe Illustrator    Adobe Photoshop        Macromedia Dreamweaver
     Adobe InDesign     Corel Painter                MS Word

     Drawing        Illustration          Graphic Design
     Painting         Concept Art       Comics / Sequentials


    Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
    BFA in Illustration, Magna Cum Laude

    Illustration Master Class, Amherst, MA
    Week-long illustration painting class taught byleading artists in fantasy art industry.