Creative production manager and visual communications expert
Over 4 years of senior level creative graphic design, output design, production supervision, and project management experience in the sign industry
Wayfinding and ADA compliancy consulting and management
10 years of professional experience with the Adobe Suite
Front office support including technical requirements gathering, account management, and sales support

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Communication/ Graphic Design

Ichthus Hogeschool, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Completed International Design and Corporate Communication Management Program

SOFTWARE Adobe: Illustrator 15y, Photoshop 15y, In-Design 8y, Acrobat 10y, Dreamweaver 10y, Flash 2y, Epson Drives 10y MS: Word 10y, Excel 4y, Access 3y, PowerPoint 5y, MYSQL 4y


Fast Signs Ohio Street Center, Chicago, ILDec 2013 – Present
Production Supervisor Feb 2017 -Present

Consult project managers, graphic designers and architects on ADA compliancy standards for door, elevator, and stair signs.
Materials ordering, lead graphic design; and full life cycle production management for large scale, multi-floor wayfinding projects
Prepare fabrication output files for machines including Gravograph IS8000 engraver, Mimaki vinyl plotter, and HP large format FB500 flatbed printer
Tactile letter cutting and Braille insertion for ADA compliant signage

Senior Graphic DesignerDec 2013 – Feb 2017
Create original artwork and vector illustrations for graphic materials
Typesetting for business correspondence materials
Create templates for recurring projects
Design and manage proofing stages of small and large scale design projects
Proof, design, and output design for ADA compliant signs and way-finding projects
Edit and restore vintage photographs and delicate documents
Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Business Suite, ONYX output software, Gravograph

Graffik Gallery, London, UK Feb 2013 – July 2013
Web Developer / E-Commerce Consulting website: graffikgallery.com

Lead web developer on CMS driven E-commerce site
Requirements gathering, wire framing, design mock-ups
Web graphics, CSS layout, responsive design planning
Photography for online sales catalog, news articles, and social media
Search engine optimization and marketing strategist
Social media consulting, management, and coordination
CMS security planning and implementation
Configuring and troubleshooting CMS theme trained staff and interns on using CMS and other technologies
Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Google Analytics, Microsoft Business Suite,

Art and Technology Consulting, Chicago, IL Nov 2006 – Present
Overseas and remote consulting for US and EU based companies

Chicago Aug 2013 – Present
London Jan 2013 – Jul 2013
Amsterdam Jan 2012 – Dec 2012

Design and develop websites
Responsive web planning
Manage trouble tickets with host companies regarding issues with web server
CMS theme configurations
Search engine optimization and marketing
Photography, vector illustration and typography for corporate graphic material
Develop local marketing strategies for small businesses
Work with vendors and third parties on print projects

TomTom, Amsterdam, NL Jun 2012 – Jul 2012
Software Tester (Contract Assignment)

Tested TomTom applications for geo-accuracy using Google Maps and Streetview
Analyzed data population and data relevance for TomTom search engines Analyzed SERP results

Gast Monuments, Chicago, IL July 2009 – Dec 2011
Production Specialist | website www.gastmonuments.com

Draft/illustrate antique and custom artwork and fonts for monuments
Photo manipulation and editing for advertisements
Typography and layout design for monuments and marketing materials
Full life cycle production on monuments and other various projects
Create designs for web and print projects
Develop keyword research strategies for organic SEO Develop wireframes for website
Work on CAD system to create templates for monument artwork
Technology: Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), XHTML, CSS, Google Analytics

Collins Consulting, Schaumburg, IL May 2007 – July 2009
Account Coordinator website: www.colcon.com, documentation examples available

Content management for web portal
Documented contract administrator tasks for training purposes with interactive Microsoft Word Documents
Documented payroll software with interactive PowerPoint tutorials and screenshots
Graphic design for process documentation using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Train staff on advanced Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills
Direct administrative support to President, Vice President and Director of Operations
Technology: Adobe (Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Suite
Training: Assist IT departments on system backups using Veritas
Assist Proposal Manager with database design. Assisted Systems Admin with security upgrades and network maintenance