Senior Interactive Designer
CAST

Wakefield, MA (September 2003 to present)Work with researchers, technical developers, instructional designers and content developers to conceptualize and design educational and corporate websites embodying the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that includes accessibility and flexibility for all learners. Work on projects from conceptual through final stages. Develop wireframes and rapid prototypes. Craft the look and feel for websites and related organizational collateral. Art direct external and freelance resources. Develop and conduct UDL and user-centered design seminars and workshops for external organizations. Work with project teams across the organization to develop efficient design processes and to refine and implement design solutions within development timelines and budgets.

Senior Graphic Designer
Mazer Digital Media

Boston, MA (October 2002 to September 2003)
Create user interface and graphic design solutions for educational media products including web sites and CD-ROMs. Manage and coordinate design projects in the Boston office. Art direct internal and freelance illustrators, designers and animators. Oversee production designers. Work closely with software developers and programmers to implement design solutions. Interact with clients to ensure the development of creative, customized, high-quality media products. Target audiences include K-12, Higher Education, Adult Learning and those requiring accessible media. Clients include educational publishers, government agencies and private institutions.

Freelance Graphic Designer
(October 1995 to Present)

Provide web design, interactive design, print design, information design, project management and production services to clients including: Mazer Digital Media, Richland Design Associates, Old North Church, the Racquet Club of Newburyport, Woodman Associates Architects, Humongous Entertainment, and the Wessel Foundation. Projects have included web site design, development, maintenance and training, flash animations, logo and identity development, printed promotional and identity materials, newsletter design, brochures, invitations and more.

Teaching Assistant
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA (January 2002 to May 2002)

Worked with Dana Moser (Studio for Interrelated Media Professor) in his Art and the Internet class. Responsibilities included leading in-class Flash and Cascading Style Sheet workshops and working one-on-one with students in and out of class to develop multimedia-rich web sites using Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, Sound Edit 16, HTML and Javascript.

Senior Graphic Designer
Houghton Mifflin

Boston, MA (October 1998 to August 2000)


Designed and developed, in collaboration with Editorial, Image Resources and Illustration departments, textbooks and supplemental educational materials for elementary aged students. Prototyped and created design templates and final layouts for the 2001
Legacy of Literacy reading program. Designed and produced teacher's edition materials. Art directed photographers and illustrators.

Project Management & Graphic Design Consultant
Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Cambridge, MA (March 1998 to September 1998)

Managed the implementation of a new Corporate Identity and Brand Identity System for the parent company and three subsidiaries. Helped to develop company-wide roll out plans. Acted as a liaison between outside design firms, training organizations, printing companies and internal departments to determine needs, set priorities, create review processes, and develop tailored training programs. Created presentations, web graphics, press-kit templates and supplemental print materials.

Graphic Designer
Humongous Entertainment

Woodinville, WA (October 1995 to January 1998)

Designed and managed the production of packaging, promotional materials, store displays, corporate identity and advertisements for Humongous Entertainment’s interactive children’s software products. Art directed illustrators and photographers. Worked closely with sales, marketing, development and customer support departments to insure the creation of high quality, timely solutions for all jobs. Developed production schedules and budgets. Worked closely with outside vendors on all phases of design including obtaining bids, preparing files for pre-press and press checking all printed materials.

Research Assistant to Senior Vice President and Director
New England Research Institutes

Watertown, MA (June 1994 to June 1995)

Drafted research summaries for grant applications and professional journal submissions focused on public health and health care issues. Edited manuscript drafts, journal submissions and abstracts. Created presentations and graphics for President and Senior Vice President’s lectures and papers.


Massachusetts College of Art,
Boston, MA (September 2000 to May 2002)

MFA in Design
Focused on information design for interactive media

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (February 2001 to May 2002)

Media studies course work done through cross-registration program towards MFA Degree

Boston University, Boston, MA (September 1990 to May 1994)

BA in Economics & Art History


Acrobat
BBEdit
Dreamweaver
Director
Fireworks
Flash
Freehand
Illustrator
inDesign
PageMaker
Photoshop
Quark X-Press
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Excel
PowerPoint
Word



Available upon request.

 


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