4949 Americana Dr. #204 •  Annandale, VA •  22003
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Book Learnin’

B.A. in Graphic Design from Columbia College, includes projects in publication design, corporate identity, photography, illustration, packaging design, pre-press, and advertising art.

“Real” World

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Arlington, VA
Graphic Design Manager for the entire association. Responsibilities include design and production for the monthly full colour magazine, sales, marketing and support materials for numerous annual symposia and exhibitions, logo design for Member Chapters, logo design for the educational AUVSI Foundation, electronic advertising for both AUVSI and outside sites and publications, and logos for annual student competitions.
Washington Jewish Week, Rockville, MD
Production Director of a newspaper. Responsibilities include overseeing a staff of two designers to complete the production of the weekly paper, including page layout, illustrations, advertising design, and supplemental publications, as well as promotional pieces and a yearly perfect-bound community resource guide.
The Chronicle Newspapers, Springfield, VA
Art Director for six monthly direct-mail newspapers in Fairfax County. Responsibilities include the entire production process, from creative design for advertisers to page layout to creation and final check of PDFs sent to printer, and various other duties such as letterhead and rate cards.
Stars & Stripes, Washington, DC
Photo/Graphics Editor for seven separate editions of a daily newspaper published overseas, as well as a weekly publication. Responsibilities include choosing photographs and informational graphics and preparing them for print, as well as creating original graphics and illustrations.
The Washington Blade, Washington, DC
Graphic Designer for a weekly newspaper. Responsibilities include page layout and ad design, as well as PDF file creation and pre-flight for final pages provided to printer.
1-800-flowers/Plow & Hearth, Madison, VA
Graphic Designer for two catalog titles, Country Home and 1-800-flowers Gifts.  Wide ranging duties from image coordination and photography coordination to spread design and production.
The Hill newspaper, Washington, DC
Creative Director of a weekly newspaper with 4 colour and black & white art. Responsibilities include overall look of paper and art direction/concepts on promotional and ”Special Section“ materials, page layout, and ad design; supervision of production department; and illustrations, all within a weekly deadline. Also served as Production Manager.
Design World, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Duties as lead designer and shop manager including supervision of three employees, scheduling, billing, inventory, purchasing, donations, airbrush, signage installation, vinyl banner fabrication, and, of course, graphic design on a variety of client and in-house projects.

On the Side

Corporate identity for RDI Plastics Engineering; posters for Lambda Force, a Columbia College Chicago student organization; logo and CD design for various local musicians; Glyph Athletic Apparel identity and clothing design; bike graphics and give-away items for OC Racing; poster design for Village of Glencoe Chamber of Commerce; various multi-media collaborations with Virginia artists.

Techie Stuff

Proficient in QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Corel Draw and PhotoPaint; familiar with HTML, XML, CSS, Flash, Director, AutoCAD, PageMaker, and Freehand.