How about a big long list of stuff about me and my history?

Experience

  • Graphic Design Program Director
  • 07/2008 - 08/2013 • Fox College, Bedford Park, IL
  • In the summer of 2008, I was brought on by Fox College to help launch an accelerated Graphic Design Associate’s Degree Program. It was my responsibility to modify and develop the syllabi for almost 20 classes, and design the curriculum for each course. I also was tasked with outfitting the entire lab and making sure that all of the hardware and software was purchased and installed. I was the students’ lead instructor and was responsible for teaching all of their core professional courses, served as their externship coordinator, and mentored them in their portfolio development. In addition to my responsibilities as Program Director and Lead Instructor, I served on the Professional Education Committee, the IEPC (Institutional Effectiveness Planning Committee), and was involved in helping Fox College become re-accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Lead Designer/CEO
  • 04/1998 - 07/2008 • diversedesign, inc., Chicago, IL
  • From 1998 through 2000, I worked as a freelance designer and print broker under the name diversedesign. In October of 2000, diversedesign became incorporated. From the onset I lead the creative team full-time providing design and creative consulting services for clients in industries such as transportation, health care, legal, environmental, public relations, media relations, food and education to name a few. My responsibilities included logo development and branding for clients, design and development of marketing and media materials such as brochures, direct mail, posters, annual reports, P.O.S. and the web. In addition to the creative aspect of the job, I was also responsible for all client and vendor contact, project management, print brokering and talent supervision.
  • Team Leader/Graphic Artist
  • 01/2000 - 10/2000 • Grayscale, Chicago, IL
  • Served as lead designer for a small team of graphic artists. Primary responsibilities included conceptualization and execution of national marketing and communications efforts for P.O.S., direct mail, promotional materials and print ads for such clients as Phillip Morris, Allstate and Midas. Additional responsibilities included photo retouching and print production.
  • Graphic Designer
  • 11/1998 - 2/2000 • Trisect Design, Broadview, IL
  • Worked closely with clients to be the creative resource for design, photography, retouching, production and print management on projects including logo development, media kits, marketing materials, print ads and web sites.
  • Graphic Designer
  • 01/1998 - 11/1998 • Graphix!, Schaumburg, IL
  • Responsible for design and print management of marketing materials for clients in the nightclub and music industries in the Chicago area. Managed client and vendor relationships.
  • Also available as a super awesome PDF.(475k)

Education

  • Harrington College Of Design
  • Chicago, IL • Ongoing
  • MFA in Communication Design
  • Mac University
  • Chicago, IL • 09/2001
  • Web Development Certification
  • Multimedia Development Certification
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chicago, IL • 05/1998
  • BDes in Graphic Design
  • BDes in Industrial Design

Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Instructor
  • Certified Critical Thinker (iCritical thinking)

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Logo Design
  • Identity Development
  • Branding
  • Packaging Design
  • Art/Creative Direction
  • Illustration
  • Photo Retouching
  • Photography
  • Print Brokering
  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Typography
  • Color Theory
  • Teaching
  • Mentoring
  • Curriculum Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Acrobat
  • Fireworks
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • QuarkXpress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CODA
  • MockFlow