I came into this industry backwards. No, I didn't go to art school - I studied Elementary/Special Education at Providence College. Since a young age, I planned on being a teacher - to the point that even though I would drive by RISD every weekend with complete and utter jealousy, I didn't think I had a choice of doing anything else. It wasn't until I graduated in 2007 and immediately realized I needed to try something new. I landed a job at a start-up - just me and the two co-founders, where I realized this intense passion for creating. With no experience or idea of what I was doing, I created flyers, pamphlets, any and all marketing collateral needed, and eventually the company's branding and website. I kept learning as I was doing - with an eye for aesthetics but a lack of direction and purpose.
That brought me to my next role: contractor production artist at local ad agencies. It was here that I fully realized my passion for this industry - and finally started to get the creative direction I craved. That job became loads of freelance work and various jobs at other agencies - slowly but surely working my way up.
Cut to now: I am an Associate Creative Director with 9+ years of industry experience. I have led the digital vision on numerous high-profile projects, often concepting in the current technological landscape — then being hands-on in the design process and overseeing the entire build-out and launch. My client list includes LEGO, Jockey, Adidas, Reebok, Royal Caribbean, Disney, CVS and many others. Highlights include significant, global, campaigns and experiences for adidas Basketball, Running, and Originals, including a widely-praised global site launch of StellaSport by Stella McCartney on adidas.com. Many of the campaigns I've worked on have been decorated with top industry awards including Effie, Webby, and Hatch.
I have a diverse and acute visual sensibility as well as pixel-perfect design chops across any channel or medium I touch. I effortlessly translate complex brand vision and ideas into exceptionally designed creative that breaks though, gets noticed, and turns results. I am tireless in my effort, and selfless in commitment to my work and team. I work across capability with grace, and partners with my peers in true collaborative spirt to push the boundaries of what is possible in idea and execution.