Macintosh operating system and related software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, BBEdit, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Office.
Principle, October 1995-present
Owner and senior designer of a boutique graphic design agency. Projects have included Web site design and development, packaging, signs, logos, marketing and branding collateral, and trade show booths along with computer training, hardware installation and consulting.
Clients include: Optical Connection, Inc., Leaf & Petal, ActivID, Mid-Peninsula High School, Chris Alston's Chassisworks, Cranford Johnson Robinson Wood
The WAY? Group (formerly nickandpaul)
Interactive Designer, November 2000-April 2001
As part of a four-person, newly-formed interactive department, created and implimented online initiatives in keeping with the clients' brand as developed by the agency's strategists. Ensured continuity of brand feeling and voice throughout online collateral. Assessed needs and restrictions of the client in order to create design work that would solve the problems they faced. Assisted as part of new business development team on pitch engagements. Art directed design technoligist to ensure that the integrity of the design was preserved in the final digital product.
Clients include: SEI Investments
Designer, April 2000-November 2000
Developed design directions and created all interface design for client engagements. Support other design team members to create the best product possible. Led production team (including design technologists) on client engagements. Participated in creative brainstorm sessions. Conceptualized and executed design directions for client projects working within parameters that met the clients' objectives and users' needs. Presented design work to internal team and to clients. Focused on quality of work and application of approved design directions to ensure quality of work.
Clients include: The New Republic, ChamberBiz, Dekker Publishing
Disney Online (Buena Vista Internet Group)
Family.com Designer, December 1997-April 2000
Designed and produced feature articles, aggregate pages, contests and other monthly art content for the parenting site associated with Disney.com. Coordinated redesign projects, and created new categories and sections to harmonize with the overall feel of the site. Optimized and minimized the file size of gifs and jpegs. Acted as a liaison between the art department and the engineers and webmasters. Assisted in the contracting of illustrators and selection of photography to accompany features.
Production Artist, May 1997-December 1997
Conceptualized and designed four-color layouts of print advertisements, promotional materials, and signage for Jupiter's industry conferences and expos. Created infographics and charts for Jupiter's seven monthly newsletters. Responsible for production of marketing materials for newsletters, Strategic Planning Services program, and research reports, including flyers, brochures, print advertisements, and banners for Jupiter's Web site and advertising on other commercial sites.
Wolff New Media
Production Assistant, June 1996-August 1996
Assisted in the production and design of four titles in the NetBooks series, involving thorough knowledge of QuarkXPress and Photoshop. Under the direct supervision of the Creative Director, provided graphics for the now defunct Your Personal Net, Wolff's related Web site.
New York University
College of Arts and Science, New York, NY
September 1993-May 1997
Bachelor of Arts in History and Russian Studies
State Technical University
Russkovo Yezika Tsentr, St. Petersburg, Russia
August 1996-December 1996
Intensive study of Russian language, literature and history
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