My journey in the arts began at a very young age. I have been interested in creating things all of my life. I was a hands on kid, getting into everything from charcoal drawings, to watercolor painting, acrylic painting, sculpting with clay, and drawing cartoons.

In college, I continued with my fine arts education with the intent to transition into the more digital oriented profession of graphic design. I translated my art skills from paper to the computer and began my career as a print designer; doing everything from book covers, to brochures, logos, and print ads.

From there, I moved into the realm of interactive design; helping to create websites, iPad apps, and HTML emails. As an interactive designer, I also started to dabble in motion graphics, learning After Effects and animation. From there, I also dove into the world of character animation and video editing. I now consider myself an all-around generalist...I love working on a variety of projects and have a passion for collaborating with other creative folks.

Specialties: Motion graphics/videos, animation, storyboarding, character animation, website design, logo design, video editing, vector illustration, iPad app design, print design: direct mail, rebranding, trade show graphics, marketing collateral.
Experience:
Brobel Design
Senior Designer
October 2016 – Present
Senior Designer at a studio in Westfield, NJ. Working on various projects that range from motion graphics, print materials, magazines, rebranding, interactive web, social media, and anything else that comes along. Involved in all stages of the design process from pitch, to concepting, illustrating and design, to final work. Working with such clients as TIME magazine, Audible.com, Kids Discover and more.

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JK Design
Motion Designer
June 2007 – June 2016
Motion Designer designing After Effects videos and animations, storyboards, live action video graphics, websites, microsites, rich media, HTML Emails, and iPad apps. I also continue to do print work on occasion, including logo design, ads, posters, brochures, newsletters and sell sheets. I also perform art direction duties when called upon for various projects.

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School of Motion
Teaching Assistant, Character Animation Bootcamp
October 2015 – Present
• Critique student work and exercises, helping students to improve their animation skills
• Assist the program instructor in reinforcing each lesson and any new skills learned
• Interact with students online, answering any questions that come up
• Record weekly video reviews of each week's assignment
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That's Nice, LLC
Senior Graphic Designer
January 2007 – March 2007
Performed print production duties such as laying out brochures, posters and ads. Flight checked print pieces that came through the studio, and also did quality control checks.
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American Standard
Graphic Designer
January 2006 – November 2006
Designed and laid out brochures, spec sheets and catalogs for the American Standard brand department.
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Research & Education Association
Graphic Designer
August 2004 – January 2006
Designed and laid out covers and interior pages for various study guides. Also designed and laid out marketing materials such as brochures, posters, and ads.
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Transaction Publishers
Graphic Designer & Technical Support
June 2000 – August 2004
Designed and laid out book covers, brochures, and ads. Also handled a lot of the in-house IT issues such as setting up new computers, printers, scanners, and also performing server maintenance.