3844 Vassar Street, Dearborn, Michigan 48124

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EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE DESIGNER

January 2007 - Present

 

•  Provide insight and direction to clients to create effective pieces
    that achieve their marketing goals.

•  Work closely with clients to maintain a seamless visual identity.

    Clients include: The Henry Ford, Re/Max, Sharer Design Group,
    Magic Carpet Theatre, The Cross and The Light, Rocket Ink Studios.

   

CREATIVE SERVICES LEADER

The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
October 2005 – January 2007

 

•  Helped define the visual identity for Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge     Factory Tour, and IMAX® Theatre under a single, iconic brand: The Henry Ford. 

•  Managed a team of designers to ensure the delivery of compelling brand
    focused creative work.

•  Provided art direction to outside resources to ensure brand fluidity. 

 

CREATIVE SERVICES TEAM LEADER - Attractions & Properties

The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
October 2003 – October 2005

 

•  Coordinated and provided art direction to designers, photographers and
    writers to produce innovative print materials. 

•  Lead designer on the rebrand of our key marketing tool Time Traveler Magazine.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
January 1999 – October 2003

 

•  Responsible for managing as well as creating pieces from screen to print in an  
    accurate, organized, timely and budget conscience manner, while always maintaining       high design standards.

•  Supported and collaborated with account management teams to obtain
    job specifications and receive finished approval from clients. 

 

SIGN TECHNICIAN + DESIGNER

Spectrum Signs and Design, Dearborn, Michigan
January 1997 - January 1999

 

•  Gained practical, hands-on experience in an environment where taking design to  
    application is essential. 

•  Obtained knowledge and skills used within the sign industry, including the
    signage program FexiPro and use of plotter, printer and lamination devices.

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

1996 - 2001

EDUCATION

ACCOLADES

Graphic Design U.S.A.
Annual Inhouse Design Awards, 2005

Design Recognition: 

Time Traveler® - Group and Tour Magazine

 

Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights Campaign

 

Heads up! Exhibit Collateral

American Association of Museums 
Honorable Mention, 2004

Category - J - Press Kits Publication 

Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights

Michigan Museum Association 
Quest for Excellence Award, 2002

Graphic Design Award

SmartFun® campaign