Potential E-business Owner
Boston, MA
2016- Present
Creating products to sell online. Designing, sourcing and producing luxury silk scarves and pocket squares. Presently testing via Instagram and Pinterest big-picture viability of design with market. Creating all marketing materials, all products and packaging, Shopify site, analytics and all social media.

Freelance Brand CD / AD / Graphic Designer
Boston, MA
2016- Present
Teaming with copywriters and coders, creating social media promotions and promotional landing pages. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. Creating paper communications for executive level communications. 
Brand creative consulting for startups and internal marketing teams on brand creation and guardianship in business.
What it is, how it works; on being a brand steward.

The Hartford
Hartford, CT
2012-2016
Director, Creative Director Creative Services 
Team Development and Management,
Responsible for assessing existing creative services team towards Corporate's need  for a multi-disciplined internal agency.  Retained appropriate team members and hired in new capabilities. Created a lean, balanced team of efficient, effective, creative, accurate pros. Maintained a team dynamic of interdependency, each member regarded as a star in their own specialty, with mutual admiration and respect across the board. Enabled with this team, Creative Services produced over 2,500 smart, effective, projects annually.
Brand 
Refreshed The Hartford brand, leading both internal and external agencies to contribute to the brand refresh development. Working with outside brand creative experts, actualized the brand persona and it's standards. Introduced the refreshed brand enterprise-wide. Teamed with Sapient CD to 
Communication Strategy
Created the Employee Positioning Platform communication strategy best positioning The Hartford to attract perfect-fit employees, and internally unify existing employees. Established a series of executional examples in all media to springboard future communications from hello to hire, from hire to retire.

Cigna / Tailwind
Bloomfield, CT
2011-2012
Creative Director / Lead Designer
Collaborating with Health & Wellness promotion managers, strategists, and communicators to bring full-impact health & wellness communications to life for Cigna clients: JPMorgan Chase, Sodexo, SCANA, Carslon, Disney, International Paper, SRA
Created and lead the successful strategic creative plan and execution to capture JPMorgan Chase employees benefits business.

Freelance Creative
Boston
2008-2011
Freelance Creative Director / Art Director
Responsible for teaming with account and creative folks to develop and realize creative strategies and executions. Working directly with independent clients as a CD strategy resource. Clients included: 89 Degrees; Hyundai Genesis, Kia, Winsper; STIHL, Jet Direct Aviation, Friendship Yachts Red Thread; Repligen Bioprocessing, Tarpon Biosystems Inc.,  Quayside Publishing. Group Woodhouse.

Mullen
Wenham, MA
2004-2008
Senior Art Director
Responsible for all aspects of art direction including direct, general, promotional, and interactive. Regularly part of new business pitches. Clients included: GM Card, GM Certified Used Vehicles, GM Conversion Vans, Keds, Disney,  ABD, U.S. Military, Sealy, Scottish Development International.

Red Leaf, Inc.
Boston / New York
1993-2003
Founder
Grew a two person freelance business into a twenty person agency and annual fees from $100,000 to $3,000,000 with a client base 50% B2C and 50% B2B. Managed creative, account, operations, and development teams. Client deliverables ranged from strategic marketing plans to execution across all media. Frequently worked in tandem or in support of larger clients’ major agencies. Most client relationships maintained for 5+ years.
Clients included: Dunkin’ Donuts, Togo’s, DSW Shoe Warehouse, American Express, InfoLibria, Streaming Media Solutions, New York Life, Fidelity Investments, First Union Brokerage Services, Karastan, Cambridge Office for Tourism, Abington Savings Bank, Even Quest.

Advertising Creative
Boston, New York
1983-1994
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Responsible for teaming with account and creative folks to develop and realize creative strategies and executions.  Direct, general, internal communications, promotions, and interactive.
Agencies included: DRK, Inc., Digitas (BS, BSH), Cipolla Group / IQJ Direct, ISM, EventQuest
Clients Included: AT&T, FedEx, American Express, Mobil, IBM, MCI, Mathworks, Funk Software, Bitstream, Harvard GSD

Rhode Island School of Design
1978-1982
BFA Graphic Design / Semiotics

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