OBJECTIVE: Continue to hone my abilities and to take my experience to new levels. Fashion my creative energy into new perceptions. New and engaging projects are the challenges
I yearn for.

 
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Employment

Wildstyle Network GmbH,
1/2016-Present

Sr. Art Director, Dresden, Germany
Creative Lead, in digital savvy agency that specialises in start-ups, innovative digital projects/programs, video animation and student marketing. During my leadership at WSN, I have had the opportunity to work on some diverse and innovative brands such as: Leica, Microsoft, Samsung, and HERE just to mention a few. Credited for creating an efficient digital workflow, incorporating rapid prototyping tools; such as sketch, design systems, invisionapp and craft.


CDM NY,
6/2011-9/2015

Vice President, Art Supervisor New York, NY
Successfully created a brand identity for a newly launched obesity drug for Novo Nordisk. Transitioned to become lead Art Director on CDM’s biggest brand, Victoza® by Novo Nordisk. Manging all creative on the US and global business.


Cafemom,
3/2009-6/2011

Art Director/Interactive Designer New York, NY
Lead designer/animator for all online co-branded and branded sponsorships, including game development. Responsible for concept, design and production. Managed a small group of designers and developers.


KENNETH COLE,
11/2008-2/2009

Sr. Art Director/Interactive Designer New York, NY
Responsibilities included creating print ads, online campaigns, photo shoots and retouching.


Global Ad Solutions, 
7/2007-10/2008

Online Art Director New York, NY
I was the lead creative person for online and interactive campaigns. Responsible for concept, design and production. Produced multicultural advertising for online and print campaigns. Developed successful campaigns for notable brands such as Lufthansa, AeroSvit, Direct TV and Thai Air, just to mention a few.


Bloomingdales, 
9/2002-6/2007

Online Art Director New York, NY
Created a successful on-line branding strategy which helped bridge the creative between Bloomingdale’s store and their online presence. My design concepts played a critical part in the redesign of bloomingdales.com. Reported directly into the creative director, as the most senior interactive on-line AD. Spearheaded many special projects which included: package redesign, product development, special promotions and electronic gift cards. Worked on other notable Federated brands like Macys.


E-CONOMIA GmbH
1/2001 - 6/2002

Art Director Hamburg, Germany
Effectively implemented on-line initiatives, strategy development and execution. Managed a team of 4 designers. Successfully turned an untrained and fledgling Internet division into a profitable department. Increased profits and efficiency by eliminating the need to outsource both programming and animation. Helped the company secure essential accounts: Fisherman’s Friend, Pierre Cardin, henschel-ropertz.de, Lieken Urkorn, Camelactive.de and Bushmills.


Bloomingdales,
1/2001 - 6/2002

Art Director New York, New York, United States
Responsible for the design and execution of weekly email blasts, web updates and catalog layouts. Played an instrumental role in accomplishing efficency in processing web assets for on-line e-commerse transactions and user experience.


SAKS FIFTH AVENUE,
1997 - 2007

Jr. Art Director & Retoucher New York, NY
Created all newspaper ads for all publications. Reported directly to the Creative Director. Preformed all retouching and scanning on newspaper photography. Created catalog layouts. Lead Interactive Art Director during the inception of Saks Direct. Managed Photo shoots and stylists.


Education

Xavier High School, NYC
1986 - 88

I attend Xavier for two years, where I majored in German, Computer Science and Biology. While at Xavier, I was a part of JROTC and the swim team. 

St. Johns Prep HS, NYC
1988 - 90

I attended St. Johns Prep for the last two years of my high school career. Here I majored in Art, Visual design, Computer science and Psychology. I was a member of the debate team and Math team. I also participated in our schools baseball team. 

St. Johns University, NYC
1990-95

I attended St. Johns University for 5 years earning a bachelors of science in Psychology. Secondary focus was visual art and computer science. 


Credentials

  Adobe Certified Expert:  Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Flash Dreamweaver Acrobat

Adobe Certified Expert:
Photoshop
Illustrator
Indesign
Flash
Dreamweaver
Acrobat

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