1 Rockwell CourtMendham, NJ 07945
OBJECTIVE Use my Creative Experience and Expertise in a mutually beneficial situation.
ACCOMPLISHMENTSImplemented and run a successful business since 1997. Created thousands of pieces of art ranging from fine art to packaging. Conceptualized Advertising campaigns heading a small team … and raised three boys.
EXPERIENCE 1997-Present - ART4HIRE (www.art4hire.com) NYC / Chicago, IL / Far Hills, NJ / Toronto, CA / Mendham, NJFounderStarted web-based business marketing creative services. Currently sell a variety of commissioned works as well as oil paintings represented in galleries. Projects included illustration, packaging, graphic designs and corporate identity, murals, painted furniture, portraits and landscapes.Create illustrations for print and private use. Design layouts for catalogs, publications, point of purchase displays and advertisements. Create logos and corporate identities.* Created layout and design using graphics, illustrations and photographs for Recovery Now, a full color, 80 page, monthly publication.* Supervised the development of an art department and created the original banner and layout for Resident Publications, a weekly New York city newspaper.Designed advertisements for major trade and consumer magazines including Private Label Monthly, The New York Post, Weekly World News, Philadelphia Magazine and TV Guide.* Created logo and corporate identity for: Centerpost Corporation, Del Sir Inc., The Mail Order Exchange, Winsor Pharmacies, Clay-Park Labs, Med-Vet International, American Health Service, and The Corporate Courier* Developed point of purchase displays for: Vision wear, Sun Deck, Valu-Rite and Nanelle Inc.* Created and redesigned logos for: Super X Drugs, Eye care Opticals, Pathmark Food Stores, Albany Concert board, Vetco Pharmaceuticals, After-Tat, Lionel Kiddie Kare, Ocean Kingdom Surfwear, Neutral Surf Boards, Big Kahuna Surf, Sur America Magazine, Clay-Park Labs and Med-Vet International.* Illustrated and designed paraphernalia for annual Leukemia Society of America events.* Illustrated children’s book “How I Wish You Could All Be Here With Me”* Wrote and illustrated children’s book “ In My Room”* Designed web sites
1995-1999 - MED VET INTERNATIONAL Libertyville , ILDirector of Marketing and Creative ServicesManaged all aspects of marketing and creative needs for a rapidly growing medical supplier. Key responsibilities included launching new product lines, telemarketing, researching distribution and pricing. Utilized computer design and illustration to develop innovative catalogs and mailers. Additional responsibilities included writing copy for advertising and promotional materials and conducting market research.
1987-1995 - CLAY-PARK LABS New York, NY / Chicago , ILAssistant Art Director, Chief Packaging DesignerManaged the art department of one of the world’s largest private label pharmaceutical manufacturers. Created over 2500 pieces of art annually which appear in 400 U.S. cities and 20 countries worldwide. Designed point of purchase, packaging, display and advertising materials. Coordinated photo shoots, hiring of freelance artists, styling and retouching photographs. Consulted with clients regarding art concepts and modifications. Evaluated samples, color correction and approval of material for production. Developed package, product and corporate identities for new product launch. Supervised and directed art department staff and handled traffic. Upon moving to Chicago, Clay-Park Labs set up a telecommuting network for the sole purpose of retaining my services.
1986 - DAN BRECHNER INC. Long Island City, NYHead Graphic DesignerDesigned toys and souvenirs for theme parks, and sporting venues throughout the U.S.
1984 - THE NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY (Bronx Zoo) Bronx , NYArtistAssisted with all exhibit art relating to the zoo and all New York zoological television events.
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS (PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART) Philadelphia , PABFA- Illustration 1987Minor in Industrial engineering.ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Chicago, ILComputer IllustrationSCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS New York , NYAdvertising CoursesSCUOLA LORENZO DI MEDICI Florence , ItalyEuropean Art History Studies and SculptureLAKE FOREST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Lake Forest , ILCourses toward an MBA in Marketing
COMPUTER SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dimensions, Adobe Streamline, Microsoft Excel Fireworks, Dreamweaver.
OTHER Resident Publications-NYC Art Director, Ravinia Associates; Glencoe Newcomer’s Board of Directors, Vice President Newsletter References Available upon request.