EDUCATION

2002  Savannah College of Art & Design | Savannah, GA MFA Graphic Design
1981  Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD   BFA Graphic Design

 

EXPERIENCE

2008–Present  Ringling College of Art & Design | Sarasota, FL
Faculty, Graphic Design and Advertising Design

  • Teaching a variety of courses in design

  • Developed new curriculum and program proposals

  • Manage assessment, scheduled classes and managed department budget

  • Hiring and mentoring all full-time and adjunct faculty

 

2002–2008  Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA and Atlanta, GA
Graphic Design & Advertising Design Faculty

  • Established and directed the Advertising Design major with a growth of 250 students in 3 years

  • Wrote curriculum, scheduled classes and managed department budget

  • Hired and mentored all full-time and adjunct faculty

  • College liaison to agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations

  • Coordinated and produced all external projects involving students

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in graphic design and advertising art direction

  • Wrote and taught online courses as part of the e-learning program

  • Wrote and taught courses in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

 

1999–2000  Bigfoot.com | New York, NY
Creative Director

  • Established, managed and trained Creative and Production staff of 22

  • Developed brand identity, trade show exhibits and integrated communications

  • Researched and developed of workflow systems and department budgets

  • Major clients: MCI, National Geographic, Disney

 

1995–1999  W.B. Doner | Baltimore, MD
Vice President; Director of Creative Services

  • Supervised Art Directors, Creative Services and Design departments.

  • Established and managed Production, Traffic and Interactive

  • Increased department staff from 9 to 37 employees in 4 years

  • Created and produced branding collateral and online advertising

  • Major clients: Mazda, Corning, Prudential, B.F. Goodrich

 

1994–1995 Siquis, LTD. | Baltimore, MD
Director of Creative Services

  • Responsible for the management and training of art directors, designers, production managers and traffic personnel.

  • Directed and produced photography shoots

  • Major clients: Woolrich, Cole Haan, London Fog

 

1992–1994  W.B. Doner | Baltimore, MD
Creative Services Manager

  • Organized and supervised Creative and Design Services

  • Researched, selected and negotiated with vendors, both domestic and international

  • Major clients: Ford, Maryland National Bank, Bell Atlantic

 

1985–1992  Eisner & Associates | Baltimore, MD
Print Production Director

  • Created and produced award winning promotional materials

  • Handled training, estimating, quality control, press checks and print buying

  • Major clients: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Marriott, Blue Cross

 

1981–1985  Trahan, Burden and Charles | Baltimore, MD
Print Production Manager

  • Coordinated all print services, such as estimating, purchasing and press checks

  • Major clients: The Maryland State Lottery, WBAL-TV

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2015 Co-authored new program proposal for Bachelor of Design: Digital Product Design 

  • 2013  Presenter at AICAD Conference at MICA: New Paradigms in Teaching and Learning

  • 2012  Judge for the Columbus ADDY awards

  • 2011  Invited presenter for the Lilly conference in Washington, DC: Collaborative Teaching

  • 2010  Suncoast AAF ADDY chair

  • 2008  Awarded the Silver Award by the AAF for contributions to advertising education

  • 2007  Created and produced the SCADDY’s; the first campus-wide, multi-major student awards at Savannah College of Art and Design

  • 2006  Judge for the Orlando ADDY awards

  • 2004  Participated in Blue-Collar education seminar at Lees-McRae College

  • 2003  Solo exhibition Behind the Front

  • 1987  Creative awards included 4 Regional ADDY’s, 2 District and National ADDY’s and CLIO award for excellence in advertising

  • 1986  Created one of the nation’s first marketing efforts to publicly promote safe sex and AIDS awareness. The work was featured on the 20/20, in Newsweek and several international publication

     

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