Experience

my career

2012 – Present

OnCourse Learning /
Gannett Healthcare Group

Hoffman Estates, IL

As an Art Director with OnCourse Learning I am responsible for the development and execution of creative campaigns which can include print, digital, presentations and/or motion graphic videos.

After reviewing creative briefs, I assign projects to members of my team and work with them to conceptualize and execute successful campaigns. I monitor deadlines and work with other team members to ensure that proofs and the final artwork is delivered on-time. I am responsible for reviewing the overall look and feel, images and adherence to brand strategies.

2010 – 2012

Allstate Insurance Company
Northbrook, IL

As part of a re-branding effort, I was tasked with creating, maintaining, and implementing document templates and style guidelines to be used in the conversion of over 5000+ documents including policies, endorsements, and letters.

In addition, I developed strong working relationships among multiple teams to ensure on-time delivery and promote process transparency. One highlight was implementing a team site where all documents could be housed and accessed.

2008 – 2010

J.P. Morgan
Chicago, IL

As a project manager and designer during a company-wide re-branding initiative I was responsible for the planning, designing and implementing a full suite of templates based on the new standards using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign for use around the globe. I also provided client support for advanced-user tasks in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates.

In addition to the re-branded materials I was also responsible for the project management of various events held around the globe in which I lead weekly calls for 10+ team members.

2006 – 2008

The Quest Group, Inc.
Westmont, IL

As a document and presentation specialist I was responsible for the preparation, coordination, design, print and delivery of request for proposal (RFP) documents. These documents could range in size from ten to over 300 pages.

In addition, I also prepared presentations based on the response documents. Adding and creating graphics as well as adding animation.

awards

Hermes Creative Awards

2015 Gold Winner in the 34c. Integrated Marketing Campaign category for Nutrition Dimension

ASHPE Awards

Winner of the 2015 Publication of the Year award for Nurse.com Magazine

Videographer Awards

2015 Excellence in PowerPoint

2015 Distinction for Motion Graphics Video Series

Business Profile

Art Director
  • Exceptional project management skills for creative teams
  • Innovative Brand and Identity Strategist
  • Leader and mentor with a focus on collaboration and team skill-building
  • Excellent cross-department communication

Education

2001 – 2005
Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Systems
Minor in Multimedia