work experience
Santana Design LLC          January 2006 – Present
Creative Director & Designer
Branding and design work for a wide range of clients from print to web design to board game design. 
Managed creative for six full games and multiple expansions for gaming start up,
Stonemaier, LLC. Responsibilities include design, freelancer, illustrator and translator management, and project management.
Charleston | Orwig      May 2012 – February 2018
Senior Art Director
Departmental lead designing and working with copywriters as well as directing freelancers, art directors, interns and desktop production artists for design execution.
Agency branding expert leading workshops with new clients to facilitate better creative-client relationships and enhance creative reach in otherwise traditional markets.
Led creative for Novartis Animal Health’s industry disrupting campaign on vaccine safety that challenged a major competitor and the USDA. Campaign brought in strong sales for Novartis and a halt to all promotions of the competitive product.
Led the Illinois Soybean Association team to a reorganized and consistent visual structure across multiple contractors and agencies and contributed to growing the account by 120% over 3 years.

Charleston | Orwig      January 2005 – April 2012
Art Director
Art Director and Designer on wide range of projects from broadcast to print to web. Worked with copywriters and directed illustrators, photographers and freelancers. 
Led Chemtura AgroSolutions global rebranding campaign from brand guidelines to website, corporate video and campaign launch ads.
Led rebranding and restructuring of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition’s brand portfolio resulting in strong product brand traction and a successful brand strategy.
Concepted and art directed Trinity Iowa Health’s General Surgery broadcast and web campaign leading to gold, silver and Best in Show Addys.

Charleston | Orwig      September 2004 – January 2005
Art Director Intern
Designer for logos, trade shows and ads, taking items from concept through execution. Print production artist checking and finalizing art director files and working directly with printers and vendors.
Designed Miller Brewing Company’s Respect 21 and Respect the Road logos leading to further opportunities for C|O within Miller’s Live Responsibly initiatives.

Missouri Botanical Garden      Summer 2003
Graphic Design Intern
Designer for banners, promotional materials and collateral for events at the gardens from concept through production. Quoted print vendors and maintained printer relationships.
Designed, quoted and produced all materials for the 2003 Japanese Festival.
above & beyond
Team leader for internal agency presentation team that focuses on improving and aiding presentation skills of C|O employees.
Founder of C|O’s beehive and beekeeping initiative that enhances relationships with clients with bee-sensitive products and opens communication with a new target segment of the food market.
Organizer and leader for C|O Winter Party and other internal parties for over 8 years.

Expert in: Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Knowledge in: HTML, CSS, PPT, Premiere Pro
Washington University in St. Louis
B.F.A. Visual Communications 
Minor in Business
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Addys, NAMA

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