about me

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY to a highly skilled, talented, and creative family, I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a graphic designer. When my parents asked me if I was sure I really wanted to go to college for an art degree, I replied, "Do you want me to be rich, or do you want me to be happy?"

Years later and a few thousand miles from home, I'm doing what I love, and the rest, they say, is history.

the basics

Master's Degree: San Diego State University, 2005. Graphic Design and Multimedia. 3.9 GPA
Bachelor's Degree: Rochester Institute of Technology, 1997. Graphic Design. High Honors.
Associate's Degree: Rochester Institute of Technology, 1995. Industrial Design. High Honors.

Work Experience:
Twelve years of print design including catalog design and production, newsletters, postcards, information graphics, food packaging, in-house marketing materials.
Eleven years of electronic media design including interactive CD-ROM development, Flash modules and sites, HTML and dynamic websites, email marketing.
Five years of interface design including websites, interactive modules, e-learning courseware.
Four years of black and white photography including developing, printing and exhibiting.
Three years of software simulation including capturing, editing and publishing, including obtaining U.S. goverment secret clearance to record military simulations.
Two years of production management in eLearning development environments including tracking courses, troubleshooting and QA.

Software Skills:
Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver.
Adobe Captivate 3 and 4
Microsoft Office
Microsoft SharePoint
Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, ActionScript, WordPress.
Mac and PC platforms



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