| experience | 

Harris Publications. Art Director
New York, NY. August 2013-present
• Art Director of XXL, Naturally, Danny Seo and RIDES magazines
• Responsible for designing covers, features and department pages
• Responsible for creating design template and original logo for Naturally, Danny Seo magazine
• Executed redesign of RIDES magazine

NewBay Media. Design Director
New York, NY. November 2005-February 2013
• Oversaw the Art Department and managed workflow for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines
• Art directed Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado
• Responsible for designing covers, features and department pages
• Contributed to concepts and oversaw execution of photo shoots and illustrations
• Managed and directed photo retouching to ensure the quality of print and digital images
• Designed DVD packaging, special issues, marketing materials and event graphics
• Designed banner ads, e-mail newsletters and web graphics
• Responsible for preparing files for print production and digital formats

Freelance Art Director
New York, NY. March 2011-present
Clients have included GrandTen Distilling, Dime Magazine, WetFeet Magazine, Time Inc,
Hal Leonard Publishing, and Kiam Records
• Designed original logos
• Responsible for design of cover, department pages and feature well of magazines
• Designed covers and interior pages of books
• Performed photo research and art directed photo shoots
• Researched and assigned illustrations from concept to execution
• Prepared files for print production


| education |

Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA
• Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design. Graduated June 2005

University of New Orleans at St. Charles University. Prague, Czech Republic
• Prague Summer Seminars. July-August 2003


| skills |

• Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator CS6