Professional Profile and Proficiencies

A graphic designer and writer since 2004, I have extensive design experience in financial, travel, medical, healthcare, direct mail, and textbook publication industries. I am a Mac-based designer, proficient in:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Premiere, and After Effects)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), plus the Mac equivalents (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote)
  • HTML5, CSS, and Adobe Animate

Professional Experience

Lifeshield, An ADT Company
Freelance Visual Designer, October 2019 – present

  • Design and lay out emails, print pieces, and social media posts

Capital One
Senior Art Director, August 2018 – September 2019

  • Led the creative team in designing and executing national direct mail campaigns for Consumer Bank & Investing
  • Designed a card carrier for the redesigned Capital One debit card
  • Assisted in strategizing marketing campaigns for a variety of other campaigns

Freelance Graphic Designer, April – June 2018

  • Designed and laid out posters for congresses for pharmaceutical companies
  • Designed and built emails in Constant Contact and MailChimp
  • Assisted the media department with redrawing and labeling artwork to be used for video presentations

Bower Lewis Thrower Architects
Freelance Production Artist, April 2018

  • Assisted the vice president of marketing for a five-day assignment to design and collect a proposal for a casino bid

Quattro Direct
Interactive Graphic Designer, May 2010 – January 2018

  • Designed and strategized direct response collateral (emails, mail kits, banner ads, and social posts) for clients including ditech, U.S. Bank, Comcast, Verizon, Recovery Centers of America, Citadel, My Alarm Center, Genworth, and New Penn Financial
  • Ran the day-to-day campaigns for U.S. Bank, Elan, and Citadel
  • Designed and built web and microsites for Silver Springs – Martin Luther School, Walmart, and ditech
  • Conceptualized and designed an award-winning video, radio, and transit campaign for the American Red Cross
  • Hubspot certified, 2017

Nesbitt Graphics
Graphic Production Artist, April 2009 – January 2010

  • Designed and laid out interior pages for clients including Allyn & Bacon, Bedford St. Martin, Cengage, and Prentice Hall

Freelance Graphic Production Artist, July – November 2008

  • Designed and strategized direct mail campaigns for clients including Advanta, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Kroger, and RBS

WoltersKluwer Health
American College of Physicians
Globe Pequot Press
Freelance Book Designer, September 2004 – May 2008

  • Designed and laid out interior pages for hundreds of titles, including Diseases, A Nursing Process Approach to Excellent Care; Incredibly Easy series; and Incredibly Visual series

Awards and Other Achievements

  • Author, Queen: Complete Works (Reynolds & Hearn, 2007; 2nd ed. Titan Books, 2011; 3rd ed. 2018)
  • Best of Show, American Red Cross Campaign, Bennys 2017 (PDMA)
  • Board member, Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library
  • 2006 First Edition of the Year, Incredibly Visual series, for publishing excellence