Strength Finders™ Top 5 Strengths: Learner, Input, Strategic, Achiever, Connectedness
I am an award-winning Designer and Creative Director based in Nashville, TN, by way of Brooklyn, New York.  I have a deep passion for crafting meaningful visual narratives that inspire audience engagement and action. My diverse range of work spans fifteen-plus years. It includes design solutions and journey narratives for national and global brands in multichannel marketing, consumer products, digital experience, and B2B publishing across varied industries.  
In addition to my passion for graphic design, I offer something far more practical and tangible: a quick learner who is technically inclined and provides invaluable enterprise-level visual communication skills. These qualities culled are from a variety of experiences as both a business owner and a design professional. It also enables me to work collaboratively with executives, other creatives, integrated marketing, and vendors with great success. 
I am also a published illustrator, musician, and photographer. 
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser
Honors & Awards
 Shop! Association Awards – 2020 OMA Gold Award Winner. SmileDirectClub “Walmart In-line Portfolio Display” in the "Healthcare: Permanent" category.
• Graphic Design USA - 2019 Health + Wellness Design Award: CDI Journal/ACDIS
• Graphic Design USA - 2019 Health + Wellness Design Award: HealthLeaders Media Kit
• Graphic Design USA - 2019 Health + Wellness Design Award: Simplify Training/HCPro/ACDIS/DecisionHealth Course Catalog
 ASHPE - 2017 Gold Regional/ Southeast New or Relaunched Website - Southeast: HealthLeadersMedia.com
 ASBPE - 2017 Gold National New or Relaunched Website: HealthLeadersMedia.com
 ASHPE - 2017 Publication of the Year: HealthLeaders Magazine
• SIIA SIPA - 2017 Award (3rd place) - Best new or relaunched website: Credentialing Resource Center
• SIIA SIPA - 2016 Award (3rd place) - Best new or relaunched website: Credentialing Resource Center
• ASHPE - 2015 Gold Award Best Website/Online Presence of a Publication: HealthLeadersMedia.com
• BLRU - Executive Leadership Training Award 2013 Inaugural Class
 ​​​​​​​Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS) Graphic Design Award Recipient 2006
Experience
SmileDirectClub.com
Creative Director 2019-Current
Sr. Designer 2018-2019

Simplify Compliance - BLR®,CCMI, H3Group (HCPro, HLM, DH), CCMI, ARGOSY)
Creative Director 2016-2018
I provided brand management, talent management, creative direction, and design solutions for Simplify Compliance and it's business units—Argosy (Finance), BLR (Human Capital), CCMI (TelCom), and H3.Group (Healthcare). I managed a team of 15 in-house designers as well as the relationships with our external support services partners—Getty, Extensis, Workfront, Wistia, and print vendors. I was routinely called upon to proof concepts, provide UX solutions, review software solutions, and training initiatives. 
Managed the completion of 2,200+ creative projects in 2017 across multiple design disciplines—directly completing 200+. During my 13 year tenure at Simplify Compliance, I was responsible for the creation and scaling of the Creative Operations department. I helped navigate rebranding efforts, 7 acquisitions, and hundreds of project launches.
Design Services Director  2014-2016
Design Manager  2011-2014
Senior Designer  2005-2011

Condé Nast   
Work completed as the Creative Director/Proprietor of UmbraSolutions™— a print & digital full-service agency.
Conde Nast Media Group/Corporate
Allure Backstage Beauty email campaign  2017
Create. Connect. Condé Nast Campaign  2016
Programmatic Campaign  2016
Details Magazine
Managed the programmatic and UI design update for the relaunch of the DetailsFinder IOS App. The App relaunched successfully in the iTunes Store 4/2013.  
Lucky Magazine
Designed and built a web prototype for Lucky Magazine to highlight new online initiatives for the magazine. The prototype was used in iPad presentations by the marketing team.
Brides Magazine:
BridesAllAccess.com 
Created a contemporary solution that parallels the aesthetic and functional standards of the Brides brand. BridesAllAccess.com resides within the Brides.com masthead as promotions and is prominently featured on the Brides Magazine main website. Responsibilities included UI design, project management, talent management, and consulting, 
BridesFirstLook.com
Brides Magazine required an up-datable “added value” promotional web-solution to complement the magazine. After consulting with the Brides, I meticulously addressed each of the site requirements as well as presented new concepts that led to a successful launch to the satisfaction of Brides Magazine.
BridesLocalMagazine
Designed and managed the development of a Content Management System (CMS) to help automate the tasks involved with managing the thousands of client ad listings in the Brides Local Magazines publications. The solution we deployed integrates client admin, advertiser admin, listing previews, forms, re-run campaign options, perform edits, designer view, on-screen action log and more.
Brides Wedding Genius
Created an online tool for all of a bride's wedding planning needs. Designed and managed the development of an online wedding planner that works independently and with the popular Brides Wedding Genius iPhone App. This web-solution has a custom CMS with admin and user account management, calendar, inspiration boards as well as other planning tools so you can manage your budget, guest list, and vendor information. The web-solution communicates with the iPhone through an API developed by the team I managed. The iPhone App was originally created by NearbyNow, and is now maintained and advanced by Fuzz Productions.
OperationDreamDress.com
Brides Magazine required an online solution for its annual Dream Dress competition. After consulting with the client, my team and I developed OperationDreamDress.com to showcase the contestant entries, provided a voting environment as well as an integrated social networking services.

Other Work Experience
BestMindFrame Art Director/ UI/UX   2017 
Danio Diary App UI  2017
Obsidian MilSim Web Design  2016
WPC Healthcare Art Director  2016
LavinPuig.com Branding/Web Design  2015
NYClips.com UI/ux  2015
Plain English Media Art Director 2014-2015
Biltmore Capital Group Art Director  2005-2009
SONY BMG  NYC Freelance Art Director   2005-2008
Dream Builder Inv. Freelance Art Director   2004-2005
ePromos.com Graphic Design  2004-2005
The Source Juniors Clothing Co. Art Director  2003-2004
Comedy Gone Wild Art Director  2002-2003

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