About Me

my resume

my resume

MindsInSync, Inc., New York
Senior Production Artist, consumer goods.
Responsibilities include creating and updating of Specification Manuals. Creating, updating
and re-sizing of print-ready packaging mechanical files. In-house comp photography and
retouching. Die-line drawing adjustment in Adobe Illustrator. Creating hand comps & color
swatch waves for presentations. Creating references and guidelines to establish a better
understanding of process and a better work flow. Maintaining in-house production photo
files and production folder organization. Advising and guiding coworkers through processes
of specification manual set up.
March .11 to Present

Creed Strategic Imaging, New York
Freelance Production Artist, luxury hair care.
Responsible for final mechanical production and design of advertising and display artwork
preparation and materials for Fekkai and Fekkai Salons. Such as, production specs, color
specifications, typesetting, revising artwork and images to delivering of files on time.
Prepare print outs and comps for visual presentation meetings. Asset management, digital
art organization of all final files and folders on server.
August .09 to March .11

Frédéric Fekkai, A division of Procter & Gamble NYC Beauty
Production Artist, luxury hair care.
Responsible for graphic print production of all packaging, display and advertising artwork
preparation and materials for Fekkai, Fekkai Salons, Chrysallis, Niadyne and Canyon Ranch.
Work closely with project managers, package development, art directors and designers on
all digital production issues — steadfast base runner, making sure art goes from one phase
of process into production. Such as, production specs, color specifications, typesetting,
revising artwork, mechanical and image sizing to delivering of files onto ftp sites and disk
release. Compile and prepare final mechanical files to be sent out for comps made for
photography and presentations. Prepare boards for visual presentations for new products.
Involved in Fekkai's initiation to the P&G FLO/FLOWorks, and led asset management all
of which are critical to the company's success.
June .07 to July .09

Avon, global cosmetics New York
Mechanical Designer.
Manage the packaging global identity of core in-line products as well as all brand extensions
and promotional materials. Actively participate in global brand meetings in order to
translate marketing and sales objectives into in-line packaging solutions. Analyze competitive
packaging and trend-forecasts in order to create innovative packaging concepts. Work
closely with engineers and vendors to effectively administer production standards; foster
and understanding of how manufacturing methods and costing affects design. Establish
packaging brand standards and oversee how those standards are translated globally;
maintain frequent rapport with teams in Asia, Europe and Latin America to ensure that
packaging is being consistent globally. Prepare verbal and visual presentations for marketing,
product development and senior management that include boards and comps.
November .06 to June .07

Almay, A division of Revlon New York
Graphic Designer.
Responsible for design of all mass-market promotional display, packaging and advertising
for beauty and skin care categories. Designed packaging concepts for Almay® eye
makeup remover line. Implemented print-ready digital mechanical files for outside vendors
and customers. Interacted with marketing staff from brainstorming concepts to final
presentations. Responsible for color accuracy on all print materials.
February .06 to September .06

Revlon, New York
Mechanical Designer.
Responsible for final mechanical production of all mass-market promotional display
and packaging for outside vendors. Work with art directors and designers on all digital
production issues, from typesetting to correct sizing of images. Supervise production
staff when manager was not available. Provided IT Support to Macintosh
technology supervisor for the New York Revlon office.
March .03 to February .06

RED Distribution-Sony Music Entertainment Inc., New York
Graphic Designer.
Designed and directed art for music and video packaging, including digital design for
collateral materials, print ads and point of purchase. Designed promotional ads
for music industry print publications including Billboard, the Village Voice, Hits, and XXL.
File preparation for film output. Responsible for uploading art work onto website.
August .00 to September .02

Macintosh Literate | Illustrator InDesign Photoshop QuarkXPress Microsoft Office
Art | Typography 3D Design Sculpture Painting Photography
Able to troubleshoot and IT support technical problems for the Mac platform.
Language | English Italian

School of Visual Arts, New York
Graphic Designer, BFA (awarded a Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship for the School of Visual Arts).
May .00

Received Merit Award and published in the Art Directors Annual "Milk, Eggs, Yogurt
and Butter Package Design."
April .00

Received the Certificate of Typographic Excellence and published in the Type Directors
Club Annual "Shopping: An Exhibition Dedicated To The Art of Buying."
January .99

References and portfolio on request.