Resume

[Experience]
Designer
DupontStudios, Washington, DC
September 2014 – Present

We help organizations create films and develop software by using lean practices grounded in our own start-up experiences. We know that regardless of how good an idea is, execution matters most. And execution requires cross disciplinary skills. At DupontStudios I use my knowledge of design and the world to help create identities, digital environments and websites that fit the needs of each client and their audience.

Design Director
And North
August 2013 – Present

And North is a curated guide to upstate NY, a blog that aims to introduce creative individuals to the vibrant landscape and culture of towns/regions north of New York City. As a passion project the team works together to develop all aspects of And North and how it relates to the communities it is trying to support. As Design Director, I polish the strong concepts, aesthetic tastes and voices of And North into graceful compositions, shapes and objects. Though we all have our specialities to guide the process along, every member of the team has hands in every role, the project is a true collaboration.

Co-Founder, Partner
CRIMINAL, Brooklyn, NY
April 2012 – Present

A collaborative design mindfuck extravaganza with Christian Torres and I at the helm.

Designer & Illustrator
VISITvortex, Highland, NY
February 2012 – Present

Design of editorial layouts, illustration for articles, typesetting of text and arrangement of photography. Help in the design and placement of advertisements. Update webpage with new articles, code the web version with styling that feels like the design from the printed magazine. Design templates, assist in content generation and send out eblasts.

Teacher’s Assistant — Typography
Aleanna Luethi-Garrecht, SUNY New Paltz, NY
Fall 2011

Critique student work, problem-solve with students, help with day to day activities, take attendance, install and document student work, troubleshoot technical software issues, construct new project briefs, reorganize project files and history lectures. Learned how to spur participation, keep students on task and encourage deep research through exploration.

Graphic Design Representative
Student Art Alliance (SAA), SUNY New Paltz, NY
Fall 2011

Retrieve artist lecturer (Tim Goodman) and guide through activities planned. Co-ordination of Graphic Design program’s Open House and creation of posters to represent event. Organization and advertisement of events that SAA has planned.

Student Researcher — Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Amy Papaelias as mentor, SUNY New Paltz, NY
PersonaType: Living Type Specimens
Summer 2011

Researched how the personality of a typeface can be shown in a web environment by using recorded voice, Web Type and CSS3 animation. Explored how the content, context and treatment of a typeface can shift its personality radically. Learned how to work on a strict schedule, write abstracts and perform high level research. (www.personatype.com)

Student Graphic Assistant
Design, Print & Mail Department, SUNY New Paltz, NY
May 2010 – December 2011

Received projects from the Campus as well as outside of Campus. Learned how to follow forms standards, work in an office environment, kept track of workflow and a variety of design-office related tasks such as sending files to print. Learned the importance of proofing and how a proofing system can work.

[Education]
Fall 2009 – Fall 2011
State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design — Magna Cum Laude

Fall 2007 – Spring 2009
State University of New York at Jamestown, NY
Fine Arts/Studio Arts

[Technical Skills]
Design: Typography, Color Theory, Grid Structures, Layout, Storyboarding, Branding, Animation
Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects), Rhinoceros, Mac & Windows, CSS & HTML, WordPress
Photography: Traditional and Digital Photography
Handwork: Hand drawing, Illustration, Bookbinding

[Affliations]
AIGA (NY Chapter)
February 2011 – Present

Design Society (SUNY New Paltz)
Founded Spring 2011 – Present

[Recognition]
Spoke: Typeface for Kinetic Typography
BFA Thesis Exhibition, SUNY New Paltz, NY
Spring 2011

“The Best Student Designers in the Capital District”
Times Union, Albany, NY — Doug Bartow
April 2011

[Awards]
Magna Cum Laude
SUNY New Paltz
Fall 2011

Dean’s List
SUNY Jamestown & SUNY New Paltz
Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011 and Fall 2011.

Renaissance Man Award
SUNY Jamestown Student Art Show
Spring 2009

For excellence in art, one award was given to encompass all categories of an art show. I was given this award to show my continued accomplishments in my submissions to the student exhibition in all mediums I had worked in.

References are available upon request