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  2006 – Present
Freelance Graphic Designer – Duluth, GA

Designs annual reports, brand identities, identity guidelines, literature systems, marketing communications/brochures, websites

Conducts independent projects, collaborates with other design firms on their client projects or works directly with in-house design, communications and marketing departments

Builds multi-disciplinary teams if needed for project requirements

1987 – 2006
BrandLogic – Wilton, CT
Group Creative Director, Designer

Designed annual reports (print and online), brand identities, identity guidelines, corporate magazines, employee communications materials, literature systems, marketing communications/brochures, posters, websites and the occasional pro bono museum catalogue

Hired and managed photographers and illustrators on a per project basis; art directed studio and location photography

Provided creative direction to BrandLogic designers in the areas of annual reports, marketing communications and literature systems

Representative clients: Avon, Becton Dickinson, Engelhard, GE, IBM, IDT, Merck, Merrill Lynch, Pepsico, Siemens, St. John’s University, Texaco, The Hartford, Travelers, Wyeth, Xerox
  1985 – 1987
Freelance Graphic Designer – Lexington, KY

Representative clients:

Design Elements: Designed marketing communications materials for both small business and large corporate clients

Pope Advertising: Designed advertising for the Kentucky thoroughbred industry

University of Kentucky Publications Department: Designed brochures, flyers and posters for student communications and campus events

1983 – 1984
IBM Corporation – Lexington, KY
Co-op Student Graphic Designer

Designed IBM employee communications materials, product graphics and facility graphics

Graphis: The International Journal of Visual Communication – 2010 Design Annual: Gold Medal Identity design, Verbal-Visual Framework

AIGA Fifty Best Books of the Year, 1993 – Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art catalogue: Simply Made in America

AIGA Fifty Best Books of the Year, 1992 – Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art catalogue: 4 Friends

Print Regional Award – 1989 IBM Employee Recognition materials

School of Fine Arts, Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana Bachelor of Fine Arts with High Distinction, 1985, Phi Beta Kappa