Freelance Graphic Design
Executed print and identity designs for diverse clientele with a focus on non-profit organizations, start-ups, and small, local businesses. Donated or discounted services for most non-profit clients, including the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, Upturn Arts, the Innocence Project of New Orleans, Solutions Not Shootings, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Work has been featured on HOW Design Blog and BoomBoomPrints.com. Experienced with development of stationery suites, including wedding packages.
Peter Mayer Advertising
senior studio designer // new orleans, la // jan 2018–present
Responsible for developing and optimizing departmental protocols and best practices, as well as mentoring and assisting with onboarding of new Studio personnel. Served as creative lead on major client rebranding project, including developing extensive typographical and layout standards for large advertising and collateral program (out-of-home, print, direct mail, point-of-sale, online display, and internal materials). Gained experience with packaging design for regional CPG brands with multi-product families. Earned a Silver 2018 ADDY Award from the Ad Club of New Orleans for work on Peter Mayer's 2018 Mardi Gras King Cake Mailer.
Studio Designer // New Orleans, LA // Aug 2013–Oct 2014, Mar 2015–dec 2017
Diverse graphic design responsibilities, including large-volume print, out-of-home, and digital advertising campaigns, brand and identity design, packaging, and collateral materials. Past and present clients include a Fortune 500 company, numerous major New Orleans and Gulf Coast regional brands, and nationwide tourism brands. Responsible for development and enforcement of clients' brand standards and for adherence to industry best practices throughout design and execution of various tactics. Other work includes design of RFP books, slide decks and infographics for new business presentations, as well as numerous special agency projects, including logo designs, posters, hand lettering and design of presentation templates. Earned a Silver 2017 ADDY Award from the Ad Club of New Orleans for work on the RFP for the Louisiana Department Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Graphic Artist // New York, NY // Jan 2012–Jul 2013
Designed and produced precise factory production drawings and pre-press files for high-end custom awards and recognition products. Serviced global clientele including major investment banks and financial service providers. Served on Altrum's rebranding committee in 2012 and played integral role in creative design and implementation of new visual identity and design and production of collateral materials. Gained experience with CAD plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and basic experience with 3D modeling.
Graphic Design Intern // New York, NY // Sep–Nov 2011
Designed graphic content and performed back-end maintenance for upscale nightlife website. Collaborated with clients to develop unique and attractive online profiles for their businesses.
Graphic Artist // Harahan, LA // Sep 2008–May 2011
Prepared pre-press files for a large variety of custom printed materials including 4-color process, cut vinyl, and large format projects. Managed all stages (from submission to production/shipping) of numerous simultaneous projects in direct contact with customers and under strict deadlines. Gained extensive experience with color separation and PANTONE color matching.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Curatorial Intern // New Orleans, LA // Jun–Sep 2008
Served under Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Assisted with research and preparation for museum exhibits. Maintained database of Museum's collection of modern and contemporary works. Served as point of contact between Museum and artists to organize meetings and exhibitions. Assisted in exhibition planning and installation.
Middletown, CT // Sep 2004–May 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Art History, graduated 25 May, 2008. Coursework included Art History, Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Architecture, Philosophy, History, Spanish and German.
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland // Spring 2007
Coursework in classical and Renaissance Art History.
New Orleans, LA // Spring 2010
Coursework in Media Arts and Visual Communication within Tulane's School of Continuing Studies.
Proficient in hand lettering and calligraphy in diverse styles and in a variety of wet and dry media.
Extensive experience with print industry standards and best practices, including file preparation standards for digital, offset, silk screen, large format and cut vinyl applications.
Analytical writing and proofreading. Advanced Spanish language skills and basic understanding of German.