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Creative Director: CKO Kickboxing

January 2011 – Present

CKO Kickboxing is a rapidly growing fitness kickboxing franchise with 65 locations (and counting) stretching from New York to California.

• Conceptualize and design quarterly and specialty campaigns throughout the year (including copywriting)
• Design all marketing materials, including billboards, kiosks, vehicle wraps, magazine ads, direct mailers, brochures, web ads and corporate identity pieces for 75% of the locations
• Create, develop, and maintain a unified website that represents CKO’s brand as well as each franchise location:

Senior Designer: Pictura, Inc.

July 2005 – Present

Pictura is a leading, international greeting card and gift company with a reputation for superior quality in artwork, design, production, and customer service.

• Design greeting cards, stationery, gift products, packaging, logos, signage, product displays, promotional pieces (catalogs, sell sheets, advertisements), and websites
• Create, implement, and manage projects that play a key role in contributing to Pictura’s overall growth and development
• Develop relationships with clients and vendors to cooperatively produce successful deliverables
• Outline and evaluate annual media plan including budget, ad placement, and specifications
• Oversee every aspect of development and manage the design process from idea conception to the final print-run

Freelance Graphic Designer

2004 – Present

• Design programming and annual fundraising brochures for Darien Library (Darien, CT)
• Design corporate identity pieces, commissioned artwork, and websites for a wide variety of clients

Graphic Designer: Gig Records

January 2005 – May 2005

• Worked with Gig Records and subsidiaries Getto Gear Clothing and Max Cruise
• Designed logos, band album artwork, and promotional pieces for music festivals such as Bamboozle

Graphic Designer/Photo Retoucher: Avenue

June 2004 – August 2004

• Produced mailers, posters, inserts, and additional materials for marketing department
• Retouched modeling photographs for various promotional materials

Graphic Designer: David Lindroth Inc.

July 2000 – July 2001

• Created and designed maps for travel, education, and trade books (Fodors, McGraw-Hill, etc.)