Experienced design director with more than 20 years of creative experience, who cares deeply about building strong relationships, with an innate desire to do excellent work and help others do the same. I want to help shape a vision, not just fit into one.
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Attracted and engaged younger readers by introducing a more urban, creative edge to the conservative features section. Revamped Sunday Business — traditionally a creative black hole — and transformed what others considered “boring” into something visually compelling.
Functioned above title as Art Director, performing and supervising daily digital design of print products for all internal products and publications. Contributed concepts and design work to lifestyle, food, fashion and entertainment features as well as quarterly special projects.
Inaugural member of a program where recruited journalists worked full-time for 2 years at four different newspapers in varied markets, receiving intense mentoring and real-world professional experience. Markets: Midland Reporter-Telegram, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (R.I.P), Houston Chronicle, Albany Times Union
Responsible for developing original creative concepts and approaches, overseeing multiple projects through execution, and managing and mentoring a team of designers with close collaboration, a true, can’t-ignore-it obsession with detail and high expectations in a fast-paced environment.
Operational skills and marketing strategies essential for successful leadership in traditional media with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, business modelling and stakeholder management
A deep dive into whether a product is viable, desired by customers, and technically feasible while working with key stakeholders to ensure it meets both customer and business objectives.