About Me

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I'm an award winning Creative Director / Art Director with a successful history of creative team leadership and hands-on art direction, from conception to final delivery.

Employment History:

Freelance CreativeDirector:  2013 - Present
·    Work with clients to develop and produce creative content and promotions
·    Work with editors to deliver on brand ads, including all appropriate graphics and effects
·    Clients have included Freeform, E! International, United Front Design, Fotokem, ABC Family Channel, Tribune Media, Roberts Space Industries, TVGuide Network, mOcean and the Hollywood Bowl
NBC-Universal / StyleNetwork:  CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ON AIR DESIGN: 2013; SR. ART DIRECTOR: 2011 - 2013
·    Work with Style marketing, programming and production staff to create effective Up Fronts presentations, TV Critics Association presentations, unique promotions and network graphics for air, web & environmental display
·    Oversee the implementation of the 2012 award winning rebrand of the Style Network
·    Interpret in-house clients’ needs and present design concepts to executive management and producers
·    Art Direct sets and shoots
·    Help define the network’s visual language and maintain its unique aesthetic
·    Manage and mentor design team; effectively communicate the strategic creative direction; contract and oversee outside vendors
·    Create recommendations for software and hardware maintenance, based on available budget
NBC-Universal / E! Entertainment Television & Style Network: SR. ART DIRECTOR: 2009 - 2011; ART DIRECTOR: JUNE 2005 – 2009; SENIOR DESIGNER: JUNE 2004 – JUNE 2005
·    Work with E! & Style marketing, programming and production staff to create effective and fresh promotions, digital billboards, marketing reels and show packages
·    Co-creative lead on the award winning rebrand of the Style Network, 2009
·    Interpret in-house clients’ needs and present design concepts to executive management and producers, while keeping within budget constraints
·    Direct talent in promo and show package shoots; act as effects supervisor on green screen shoots
·    Design and animate creative projects from concept to storyboarding and animation
·    Manage and mentor design team; contract and oversee outside vendors
·    Clients included KGO-TV, Panopoly Pictures, MGM Home Entertainment, Universal Home Entertainment and E! Networks.
·    Projects included creative services/graphics design and production for KGO-TV, DVD menu design for Panopoly Pictures, MGM Home Entertainment and Universal Home Entertainment trailer design, and promotion design for E!
OpenTV/Static 2358:  DESIGN DIRECTOR: NOVEMBER 1999 - OCTOBER 2002
·    Manage an internationally based staff and direct the design of interactive television interfaces, DVDs and print collateral
·    Act as liaison between engineers, clients and creative staff, making internal and external presentations, including presentations at international interactive television production conferences in New York and Sydney, Australia
·    Work on site with usability professionals in Paris and London to determine the best UX designs for interactive set top box menu navigation
·    Supervise consumer usability tests in London
·    Design and produce interactive graphics for cable and satellite providers, such as Dish Network and DirecTV
ABC-TV, Video Design Group:  ART DIRECTOR: FEBRUARY 1993 - OCTOBER 1999
·    Art direct, design and produce special graphics projects for the ten ABC owned and operated stations, while co-managing a creative staff of 2d and 3d artists
·    Specialized in station image design, on air promotion, sports programming main titles and sets, movie opens, print presentations, and physical exterior designs for ENG vans
·    Oversee all post production, including editing, graphics and color correction
Software Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite, particularly After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro
Awards and Associations:

Member of the Executive Committee of the Motion & TitleDesign Peer Group of the Television Academy
Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers andIllustrators
Bronze BDA Award, 2011: E! Rebrand Marketing Reel
Silver BDA Award, 2010: Style Network Brand Redesign
Gold BDA Award, 2009: E! Brand Redesign Marketing Reel
Four Bronze Telly Awards
Los Angeles Area Emmy for Art Direction, 1996

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