PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Tenacious Cartoonist, Instructor and Brand Strategist committed to effective and accessible communication with a strong background in both the beauty and illustration industries. 

 EDUCATION

 

BFA in Cartooning,2017

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

BFA/BA program in Illustration & Fiction Writing, 2013-2015

Parsons School of Design/The New School, New York, NY

 

SKILLS

Graphic design for print and media                                            

Customer service, client-agent, client-artist relations

Copywriting/Proofreading 

Printmaking

Brand consistency and coordination                                                            

Editorial and Sequential Illustration

Storytelling

Active, patient listener

Proficient in Adobe CC: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign                                                                                                                                   

Excellent communication skills 

Proficient in photograph development + restoration + editing

Front-end web development                                                             

Complex problem solving                                                                 

Enthusiastic about collaboration and team-building                                                                                                 

 

Professional Experience

duCret School Of Art Printmaking Instructor | Plainfield, NJ, United States | August 2017-Present

A printmaking course focused on illustration and developing stronger graphic sensibilities, challenging students to be more economical, and direct in their execution of their work. 

Social Media Strategist | June 2017-Present

●        Rebranding social media presence and accessible for prospective students

●        Strategy and marketing campaign management

●        Analytics and breakdowns for directors

●        Spot illustration and promotional graphic design work

●        Creating multi-media and limited animation graphics for promotion and advertising

●        Engaging with freelancers and alumni to promote the school, outsourcing and networking

 

ABTP LLC Junior Art Director and Assistant | New York, NY, United States | June 2011 - 2017

●        Maintained consistent use of graphic imagery in materials and other marketing outreach

●        Acted as a liaison for agents providing support and accessibility to clients and artists to secure bookings and satisfaction between the multiple parties.

●        Copywriting for website, artists bios and outreach emails

●        Attended social events acting as an ambassador for various promotions and brand consistency

●        Translated complex concepts and data into compelling visuals for media outreach

●        Worked with internal clients to determine strategy and design for monthly marketing campaigns

●        Mentored new members of design staff

●        Designed advertisements, trade show banners and signage from concept through completion

●        Troubleshooting page performance issues, SEO performance code incompatibilities and web imagery problems