Graphic Design, Art Direction, DTP Production, & IT consulting.
2/2019 - present
DTP DESIGN - EXTENDED FREELANCE - AMSCAN, INC.
FREELANCE & ON CALL
On a team of 4 DTP designers responsible for producing Amscan’s annual 1,300 page product catalog. Amscan, parent company of Party City, is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of decorated party supplies, costumes, and accessories.
9/2019 - Present
DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS / ART DIRECTOR | YC
5/1992 - 6/2019
Designed and implemented the graphic framework for YC’s curricula program, which serves as the foundation for the organization’s core focus of teacher training and capacity building support. Work involved design of the CG covers, interiors—including all photography—as well as all parallel work on corresponding student anthologies.
Managed all print on demand submissions, troubleshooting, and corrections.
Launched the design and implementation of Youth Communication’s separate anthologies project in 2008 which grew to over 50 titles.
Supervised production assistants for work overages on all projects.
Assumed production responsibilities of YCteen magazine in its eighth year of existence and helped launch Represent magazine in 1993—a magazine written by and for youth in foster care. Responsible for layout and production of both magazines from inception to finished product, including pre-press image optimization and post-production propagation of magazine content to their respective websites. Deadline focused and always delivered on or before deadline. Managed and produced 337 issues of YCteen and Represent, combined.
Supervised production assistants for work on magazines.
Produced promotional flyers, event invitations, ads, posters and all manner of in-house promotional materials.
Managed all company websites and their connection to our in-house CMS FileMaker database which propagated all dynamic content on them. Also responsible for maintenance and upkeep on youthcomm.org (Youth Communication’s corporate site) using WordPress. Tasks also included continuous development of all sites.
Bachelors in Communication Design.