Education
Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York
Bachelor of Fine & Applied Arts
Major: Graphic Design, 1988-1990
Mohawk Valley Community College 
1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, New York
Major: Advertising Design & Production, 1986-1988

Experience
Art Director
Allegory Studios & CultureTalk
153 Regent Street, Saratoga Springs, New York
July 2008 - November 2017
Collaborated with company leadership in the creative development of over 25 brand stories including logos, marketing collateral, websites, advertisements, email campaigns, social media graphics, tradeshow booths, billboards, truck graphics, and testimonial videos. Managed design direction of in-house and freelance designers. Notable work included two 2017 Marcom Award-winning projects: the Balzer and Tuck website (balzertuck.com), and the “Faith & Family” driver recruitment campaign for Nussbaum Transportation, which included developing four family-themed full-wrap trailer graphics from campaign inception to photomanipulation of final art.  
Additionally, worked side-by-side with company leadership and led all creative efforts in the complete brand development, promotion, and launch of CultureTalk.com. Creative work included a logo, website, marketing collateral, email campaigns, social media graphics, advertising, certification and workshop training materials, and testimonial videos.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Melissa Corrigan Design
8-D Par Place, Queensbury, New York
August 2002 - Present
Worked closely with clients throughout the creative process, from initial concept meetings, to presenting ideas and working through revisions, to final creative approval and delivery of work. Creative work included logos, corporate ID, brochures, invitations, posters, t-shirts, websites, outdoor signage, custom illustrations, and promotional products. Notable work included developing logos, posters, postcards, and other various materials for the Schenectady City School District.
Assistant Advt./Private Label Supervisor
The Golub Corporation
501 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, New York
August 1999 - August 2002 
Assistant Advt./Private Label Supervisor: June 2000 - August 2002
Responsible for the design and management of multi-packaging design projects from inception and presentation to stakeholders, to the approval of printed materials. Managed, the design direction of two in-house graphic designers. Notable work included three consecutive NORI Finalist Award-winning packaging designs for Price Chopper Maraschino Cherries, Pure Maple Syrup, and Facial Tissues.
Graphic Designer: August 1999 - June 2000
Responsibilities involved the creative development of multi-packaging design projects from inception and development of mock-ups for presentation, to final printed materials.

Graphic Designer
Fletcher-Barnhardt & White
3925 Rose Lake Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina
July 1996 - May 1999
Worked directly with department leadership and coworkers to develop unique, creative solutions for various promotional and graphic design projects. Notable work included the PICA Gold Award-winning custom die-cut Kentucky Derby Invitation for MCI/Worldcom and “The Sounds of Summer” SunDrop sweepstakes campaign for Dr. Pepper, which included soft drink bottle and can packaging, store signage, advertisements, billboards, round towels, t-shirts, and custom music CD and tray card designs.

Art Director
Custom Printers & Design Graphix  
2315 South Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina
April 1994 - July 1996
Managed a variety of creative design work going through the department in a timely fashion. Responsible for the training and design direction of another designer. Creative work included developing logos, corporate ID, brochures, CD covers and tray card designs, postcards, posters, and advertisements.
Graphic Designer
Iuppa/McCartan Marketing Communications
2332 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York
February 1991 - March 1993
Sourced photography from industry-leading photographers. Developed creative solutions highlighting new products and features offered by Eastman Kodak through such avenues as advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and tradeshow materials.

Skills & Achievements 
Macintosh Desktop Programs
Expert-Level Experience: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe XD, Adobe Adobe Comp, Adobe Draw, Adobe Sketch, Procreate, WordPress, HubSpot, Qualtrics, and Microsoft Office products.
Traditional Art
Pencil, Markers, Oils, Acrylics, and Watercolors.

Honors & Awards
2017 Marcom Award Winner: Balzer & Tuck Website
2017 Marcom Award Winner: Nussbaum Driver Recruitment Campaign
2012 ReBrand Merit Award: NBS
2011 ReBrand Notable Award: Walking Mountains
2002 NORI Finalist: Price Chopper Facial Tissue
2001 NORI Finalist: Price Chopper Pure Maple Syrup
2000 NORI Finalist: Price Chopper Maraschino Cherries
1999 PICA Gold Award: MCI Kentucky Derby Invite

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