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Expert knowledge of the newest art and design software - MAC and PC environment.
Programs: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Aftereffects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Bridge), Quark Express, Corel Painter, all Mac and PC system software.
Basic familiarity with HTML coding.

In addition, possess excellent illustration skills in traditional and digital media and strong concept design skills.


Sarina Accessories, New York, NY - Present
Graphic Designer

Create jewelry and accessory designs, from concept to mechanicals using various Disney licenses (Hannah Montana, High School Musical3, Camp Rock, Tinkerbell, Disney Princess, and many more)
Create original prints for jewelry packaging - including original illustrations, graphics and prints.

Prezzo Hanbags, New York, NY - Present

Create original, contemporary, stylized illustrations that get screened onto fashion bags.

Modern Publishing New York, NY July 2006 – March 2008
Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Design layouts for covers and interiors of licensed and generic children’s books that include:
coloring and activity books, board books, bath time bubble books, beginning readers, puzzle books, educational workbooks, picture story books, die cut books, novelty and holiday books, and other books - for children from infancy through ten years of age.
Periodically illustrate children’s books for the publisher’s generic titles, on per project basis.
Licenses worked with include Fisher Price, Disney(various licenses), Warner Brothers (Looney Toons, Scooby Doo) and more.
Distribution encompasses trade outlets, mass market, educational and specialty stores in the U.S. and Canada. New York, NY March 2006 – Present
Illustrator/Web/Print Designer

Web site design from concept layout, illustrations, graphics, to editing code.
Design promotional items such as T-shirts, canvas bags, and stationery. Create product samples.

Added Extras Cosmetics New York, NY
July 2005 – September 2005
Senior Graphic Designer (Contract)

Designed cosmetics and packaging for licensed and generic product, from concept to mechanicals.
Drafted technical illustrations and created ergonomic packaging for cosmetic items, did hands-on mockup.
Created catalogs for cosmetic items. Licenses included Happy Bunny, Barcode Kitties, Pepsi, Wonka.
Target market: junior/tween

Y&S Handbags Inc. New York, NY October 2001 – May 2005

Created elaborate original designs for screen prints from sketch to finished digital artwork..
Came up with creative ideas, efficient ways of executing well composed screen prints and beading.
Communicated directly with makers about the printing process and sample evaluation.
Customers included: Lord and Taylor, Century 21, Annie Sez, Warehouse of London, TJ Maxx.
Target markets: missy/junior/tween

Designs By Skaffles Inc. New York, NY March 2003 – April 2004
Senior Graphic Designer responsible for the Licensed Jewelry Division.

Designed lines of licensed and some generic jewelry and packaging from concept to mechanicals.
Created technical planograms for sidekicks and designed product catalogs.
Performed preproduction sample critiques with overseas makers as well as pricing.
Assured the highest quality and clarity of printing and materials produced.
Submitted items to the licensors and communicated with them directly.
Licenses included: Barbie, Care Bears, My Little Pony, Tootsie, Hostess, Hershey.
Customers included: Target, Walmart, Meyers, Clairs, Hot Topic.
Target markets: junior/tween

Habitat Inc. New York, NY August 2001 – March 2003
Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Designed lines of gift items, novelties, stationery, auto, jewelry, home products and plush toys.
Designed packaging for the items in a creative, ergonomic manner - did hands-on mockup.
Work encompassed all phases of product development - from concept sketches, to technical illustrations.
Customers included: Hot Topic, Wet Seal, Northern Getaway, Girl Scouts, Weatherwane,
Walmart, Kmart, Target, Gadzooks, Limited Too, Clairs, Spencer's Gifts.
Target markets: missy/junior/tween/kids

Laytner's Linens and Home New York, NY
March 2001 – June 2001
Freelance Graphic Designer

Designed packaging for the company’s bedding items;
Designed company promotional material for the New York Home Textiles Show.

Rugged Equipment Inc. New York, NY October 2000 – January 2001
Graphic Designer

Developed bags and drafted detailed specs, designed catalog layouts.
Created logos and hangtags for various brands.
Customers included: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Staples, Albertsons, other.

Fantas-Eyes Inc. New York, NY February 2000 – August 2000
Graphic Designer

Designed fashion items that included belts, sunglasses, accessories, home products and hair goods.
Designed promotional materials that included catalogs, cards, presentation boards, sidekicks and packaging.
Customers included: Contempo Casuals, the Limited, Walmart, Wet Seal, Joyce Leslie, and other.


FIT – Bachelor of Fine Arts – Illustration/Graphic Design
Honors, GPA: 3.9/4.0


* Artist Exhibition at the FIT Museum – May 2006
* Published in the FIT Handbook/Calendar – 1 full page illustration, 1 spot illustration – September 2005
* Published in the New York Times – accessory screen print illustration – July 2003
* Published in the Accessories Magazine – accessory screen print illustration – March 2003
* Published in the Gold Book – accessory screen print illustrations – 2002 through 2004 issues.
* Published in the WWD – advertisement design – May 2000

* references are available upon request *

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