Experience

Ceci New York / New York, NY / Senior Graphic Designer / 12/2013 – present

Created original artwork for luxury design studio, specialized in high-end invitations and branding. Led and guided design team during Creative Director’s maternity leave. Leadership responsibilities included interviewing, hiring and training of new designers, managing vendors, proofing print files, managing schedules and workloads, and providing creative direction for projects while maintaining a 25–30 project workload. Took projects from concept through completion, including presenting to clients, creating original artwork, sourcing and ordering unique materials, and managing printers to keep projects on schedule.

92nd Street Y / New York, NY / Graphic Designer / 9/2010 – 12/2013

In-house designer responsible for creating looks and identities for collateral including brochures, postcards, invitations, posters and programming logos. Main projects included season brochures for Tisch Concert series, 92Y’s Terezín brochure and branding, as well as organization and design of Terezín gallery exhibit, displayed for two months in the Weill Art Gallery. Main designer of Development materials, including invitation for Spring Luncheon 2011-13 and invitation and online journal for Spring Gala 2013, the largest fundraising event for the organization.

Please Touch Museum / Philadelphia, PA / Graphics Manager / 11/05 – 9/10

Responsible for all promotional materials for the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia including posters, brochures, logos, annual reports, advertisements, rack cards and invitations. Developed brand into a unique and recognizable style through hand-drawn illustrations and typography. Established organizational system for files and samples. In charge of maintaining website, including updates and adding pages as needed. Worked with printing representatives on printing quotes and negotiated printing costs to stay within budget.

Association of Children’s Museums / Philadelphia, PA / Freelance Designer / 1/08 – 4/09

Designed promotional materials for 2009 Association of Children’s Museums Conference, hosted by Please Touch Museum. Worked remotely with ACM to create conference logo, program, advertising prospectus and signs for event.

215 Design Group / Philadelphia, PA / Freelance Graphic Designer / 5/05 – 11/05

Collaborated with team of designers to develop logos and promotional materials for Philadelphia-based companies, including Woodmont Day Camp and Maron Chocolates.

RECOGNITION

How International Design Awards 2013 Merit Award in Invitation/Announcement/Greeting Card category for “Old World Storybook Wedding Invitation: LA”

Graphic Design USA awards for: 92Y Spring Luncheon 2013 invitation (2013), 92Y Summer 2012 Catalog Cover (2013); 92Y The Culture of Terezín brochure (2012); 92Y School of the Arts Student Exhibition Postcard (2011); Let the Games Begin! 2007 Annual Report (2009);  Integrating Teens into Your Museum Family book design (2007)

2009 Pepperpot Award from Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for Best Annual Report for The Game of Please Touch Museum: 2008 Annual Report

39th Creativity Annual Awards, Honorable Mention in Annual Reports for The Game of Please Touch Museum: 2008 Annual Report

2009 American Association of Museums (AAM) Museum Publications Design Competition, 2nd Place in Annual Reports for institutions with budgets greater than $750,000 for Let the Games Begin! 2007 Annual Report

EDUCATION

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, May 2005

SKILLS

Print Design /  Custom Lettering / Illustration / Typography / Layout / Patterns / Pre-press Production

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite:  Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop
Microsoft:  Word / Powerpoint
Web:  Contribute / Dreamweaver / Fireworks / Flash

AFFILIATES

AIGA, New York Chapter