art director, manifest
chicago, IL | scottsdale, AZ
october 2015 thru may 2019
The primary function of the Art Director is to determine direction for internal and external visual design projects under supervision of senior creative managers.
major responsibilities include
Establish visual direction for ideas, illustrations, storyboards, photoshoots, layouts and visual assets across a variety of channels while staying within client brand parameters
Lead and participate in cross-team brainstorming sessions
Produce visual trend research on assigned projects
Resize and retouch photography as needed
Create presentation decks and proposals for internal and external use
Prepare style guides and other documentation for print launches and redesigns, including, but not limited to design rationale documents and presentation decks
Editorial layout design for print publications
Prepare files for final production including digital and print
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), BC Cancer Foundation, Baptist Health Kentucky, CNET Magazine, Hilton Club Traveller, Midland Memorial Hospital, Northside Atlanta, Parrish Medical Center, University of North Carolina Health
Syndicated products: Centene, Health Direct, Tenet Health System, Vim & Vigor
september 2016, manifest chicago studio
Nominated by my peers as a "person who never fears putting their nose to the grindstone and hashing out complexity, tackling big hairy problems and does so at the drop of a hat. Over and over."
august 2011 to october 2015
As Designer, I took complete ownership of multiple custom print products and worked with Editors, Account Managers and Production Technologists to ensure a smooth process for our clients from issue planning to final delivery of the files to the printer. Teamwork and communication were of high value and importance and showed through in client satisfaction and retention.
Dean Health Plan, Meridian Health, North Kansas City Hospital, United Health Plan, WellCare, Memorial Hermann, Baptist Health System, Mercy Regional Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, Hudson Health Plan, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Henry Ford Health System, Paramount, Amerihealth DC
Silver Award of Distinction
July 2014, 20th Annual Communicator Awards
Dean Health Insurance, Inc. Prevea360 Member News, Winter 2014
North Kansas City Hospital, Your Health, Spring 2013
designer, walz tetrick advertising
kansas city, MO
june 2008 to august 2011
As Designer, I worked under two senior art directors, assisting them in all aspects of the production process, ultimately leading photoshoots and attending press checks on my own. I had ownership of various projects throughout the years and learned the value of teamwork and good leadership. Working for Walz Tetrick also taught me the importance of pro bono work and what an impact working with non-profits can have in the community.
Ad Astra, American Royal BBQ, Boy Scouts of America - Heart of America Council, Cerner, Dairy Queen, Elanco Animal Health, Entrepreneur Organization, The Junior League of Wyandotte County, Midwest Innocence Project, Missouri Mavericks Hockey, Olathe Medical Center, Prairie Band Casino, The Unicorn Theatre
Adobe Creative Cloud
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
university of kansas, 2008
BFA - Visual Communication