Strong team leader, driving the design of branded product and communications projects. Skilled in cross media publishing, with specific training ranging from basic HTML to interface usability. Skilled designer and enjoy involvement on a variety of project types. I currently lead a team that designs cookbooks for three brands at America's Test Kitchen, In past positions, I redesigned publication programs for major Financial institutions, project managed a team to upgrade of hardware and software for a content management system, and developed the design for a complete rebranding of a major bicycle manufacturer.
+ Skilled designer of books, magazines, catalogs and collateral.
+ Management of staff, projects, processes, and budgets
+ Driven by business goals, with a love of helping reach customers with information that improves lives.
+ active participant in K4 and other content management systems .
art director of books
September 2007 – Present
+ Art Director for all books published by America's Test Kitchen—approximately 10 cookbooks annually.
+ Responsible for the design of each book under one of three separate brands.
+ Art Direct food photography for use in books and other publications.
+ Manage staff of 3 plus occasional freelancers.
+ Manage schedules and photography created for all books.
+ Design covers, and maintain and update established brand standards for future books.
design manager of custom publishing
April 2000 – August 2007
+ Manage custom publishing projects for clients in the financial industry.
+ Oversee staff and productions schedules.
+ Coordinate with Production Manager, Account Managers, and Web Developers to deliver strategic marketing publications.
+ Work with branding systems of national companies, providing seamless integration of custom content and the client's presentation system.
June 1987 – February 2000
+ Design Lead for the Boston office of a creative graphic design studio with two locations.
+ Oversight of creative effort, staff management, project management and budgeting, and overall financial results.
freelance graphic designer
1982 – 1987 (5 years)
+ Freelance graphic designer at various companies in San Francisco, CA, and Boston, MA.
+ Projects/clients included San Francisco Business Journal, Cubicomp, The Boston Globe, Bistream, and Chevron Oil.
California College of the Arts
1982 – 1984
Coursework Graphic Design and Typography.
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Architecture
1979 – 1982