• overview

Creative, innovative, senior-level art director specializing in health & fitness and home & garden magazines and books. Experienced in staff, project, and budget management. Team leader, strategic thinker, and accomplished problem-solver.

• experience

Senior Art Director, The Content Creation Studio
(a division of Reader's Digest) Pleasantville, NY / 2003 to 2010

Designed and directed fresh, dynamic, highly successful covers and interior pages of magazines and books in multiple editorial categories and sales channels for U.S. and global markets. Directed wide-ranging teams of designers, illustrators, photo-graphers, models, stylists, etc. Created and managed $500,000 in project budgets per year. In addition:

Art Director, Eagle Publishing, Washington D.C. / 2002 to 2003

Oversaw design and production of multiple editorial products as well as marketing and promotional materials. Managed and directed in-house staff of four graphic designers as well as freelance artists and temps. In addition:

Art Director, Rodale, Emmaus, PA / 1999 to 2001

Managed approximately 40 book titles per year in eight editorial categories, including Men's Health and Prevention brand extensions. Supervised in-house team of three graphic designers and one photo editor. Established and implemented operational and strategic plans. In addition:

• additional experience

Associate Art Director/Senior Designer, Rodale, Emmaus, PA / 1997 to 1999

Designed covers and interiors of 15 to 20 trade and direct-mail health books. Led Prevention books brand-extension initiative. Designed Rodale's first-ever "bookazine," a newsstand product titled Women's Health Today. Redesigned New Foods for Healing cover, retitled The Doctor's Book of Food Remedies, boosting sales to more than one million copies.

Graphic Designer, The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA / 1990 to 1997

Designed and directed daily Business section front pages as well as weekly BusinessMonday magazine covers and feature spreads. Designed covers and interior pages for Preview, a weekly entertainment magazine.

• education

Web design certification (pending) Noble Desktop, NYC. Drawing fundamentals, The Barnstone Studio, Coplay, PA. Color theory studies, University of California, Irvine. Bachelor of Science/Liberal Arts, Oregon State University.

• special skills

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 5.0 applications, including InCopy, as well as QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office, and MacOS. Trained to produce e-magazines using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and to create .epub and .mobi files for e-reading devices including Ipad, Kindle, and Nook.

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