Work Summary

  • Over twenty years of experience in print and publishing, as art director, designer and illustrator
  • Exceptional project management skills, leading projects from concept to production, through pre-press to final product
  • Highly organized, effective communicator recognized by peers for ability to lead, plan, collaborate, develop, create, and disseminate finished product
  • Self-directed troubleshooter who can deliver ahead of time and under budget

Work Experience

Communications Director

5/2012 - Present
Temple Beth Am, Seattle WA
  • Redesign and manage web site for 900+ member household congregation, including all writing and graphics
  • Develop and implement social media campaigns on multiple platforms, design and develop mass emails
  • Execute monthly newsletter: solicit articles, write content, produce graphics, edit, proof, print, mail
  • Design and produce all organizational print marketing collateral: posters, flyers, brochures, programs

Art Director / Graphic Designer / Illustrator

5/1991 - Present
Mercer Island WA
  • Illustrate and design advertising campaigns, logos, exhibits, identity packages, book/magazine jackets and interiors
  • Lead clients in endorsing a look and formulating an appropriate budget, often under extremely tight deadlines
  • Write, edit, and proofread content for newsletters, brochures, advertising, e-mails, packaging, web sites
  • Manage all aspects of projects, from conceptualization and design to negotiating with print vendors to delivery

Communications Coordinator

6/2009 - 4/2012
Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island WA
  • Managed communications for 750+ member household congregation, including monthly newsletter, all print matter
  • Worked effectively with large, diverse group of board members, volunteers, and staff
  • Wrote, edited, and produced web-based emails, web pages, and social media blasts
  • Oversaw web site redesign: selection of design vendor, writing, producing graphics, daily content management

Graphic Designer / Book & Package Designer / Art Director

10/2000 - 5/2008
becker&mayer!, Bellevue WA
  • Art direction, implementation of package and book design, brand formation, and identity creation
  • Directed teams of freelance designers and illustrators, expanding resources worldwide
  • Analyzed and worked within strict budgets while guaranteeing project quality for wide variety of customers
  • Managed photo shoots, both studio and on-location, including location scouting and hiring and directing models
  • Project management from schedule development to working with editors/industrial designers to meet deadlines

Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Web Master

9/1991 - 10/2000
Pacific Science Center, Seattle WA
  • Designed and illustrated a wide range of print matter as lead designer, focusing on families with young children
  • Branding, identity, and marketing campaigns, with hands-on exhibit design, billboards, vans, and monorails
  • Managed the design and graphics of the museum's original website, including integration of interactive features
  • Hired, supervised, and mentored graphic interns and volunteers, overseeing all facets of their work