My goal is to bring client and business objectives to life through the use of art direction and multimedia.

I am a multi-award winning senior art director and multi-media director. I have five years of agency experience and over ten years of both management and freelance art experience. My diverse skill-set makes me the ultimate problem solver. I find that having a lot of "tools in my bag" allows me to approach problems in multiple ways. It helps me come up with outside-the-box solutions that save time, effort, money, and provide quality results. My attention to detail has also given me the responsibility of studio manager where as at my previous agency, I had to check every piece of artistic work for consistency, accuracy, and feasibility.

 

I am an exceptionally hard worker who is loyal to a fault. I love work that presents challenges and problems that need to be solved. I also love to learn and constantly strive to increase my current skill set.

skills

Traditional:

Layout, Concept Development, Campaign Integration, Page Design, Logo Design, Package Design, Typography, Illustration, Storyboarding, Character Design, 2D Animation, Comps & Mechanicals, Sculpture, Painting, and Copywriting.

 

Digital:

Motion Graphics, Layout, Concept Development, Web Design, App Design, UXA, Wireframing, Video Editing, Video Encoding, Flash Animation & Action Script, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Retouching, Image Manipulation, Digital Painting, and unorthodox
HTML/CSS development.

 

Software:

After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Digital Publishing Suite, Flash, Dreamweaver, Edge Animate, Muse, Reflow, Encore, Final Cut, 3D Studio Max, Lightwave, Maya, Word, Excel, Power Point, Sound Booth, Soundtrack Pro, and more.

 

Hardware:

Mac, PC, iPAD, Droid Phones, Droid Tablets.

experience

Freelance Multimedia Director & Art Director – Greater Philadelphia Area  [2014-Present]

Boco Digital - Freelance Animation, Video Editing, Post Production, and Motion Graphics

Titles (freelance): Multimedia Artist, Animator, Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist.

Roles & Responsibilities: Visual Design, Animation, Video Editing, Post Production Work, and Motion Graphics.

 

Kulp Car Rentals - Freelance Web Support, Copywriting, Logo Design (KCR Fund & GoAlready.com)

Titles (freelance): Freelance Web Support, Copywriter, Logo Designer.

Roles & Responsibilities: Web Design Clean-up, Coding, Form Building, Copywriting, and Logo Designs.

 

The Half-life Horror from Hell! - Independent Feature Film

Titles (freelance): DVD Author.

Roles & Responsibilities: DVD Authoring, Menu Design, Menu Introduction Video.

 

Roska Healthcare Advertising – Montgomeryville, PA  [2009-2014]

Titles: Multi-Media Director & Studio Manager, Senior Art Director, Art Director, Interactive Art Director.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Art direction across multiple brands

• Fully integrated campaign development

• Video filming, editing, and encoding

• Motion graphics, animation, and 3D modeling

• Web design from concept to live site

• Adobe DPS design and development

• App design and development

• Print design from concept to publishing

• Brand development

• UXA design

• Flash banner design, animation, and development

• Art direction of video and photo shoots

• Die-line creation and vendor collaboration

• Print mechanicals and comps

• HTML, CSS, and Action Script Development

• Storyboarding and character design

• Event on-site filming

• Convention on-demand art

Reel Stuff Entertainment – Delanco, NJ  [2007-2009]

The Tolltaker - Independent Short Film

Titles: Animation Supervisor, Rotoscope Artist, Character Designer.

Roles & Responsibilities: Overseeing animators, rotoscope animation work, character design development.

 

Freelance Animation - Five on 10 - New Media Broadcast Graphics

Titles (freelance): Animator, Motion Graphics Artist.

Roles & Responsibilities: 2D animation, 3D animation, Brand Development.

 

Ridgewood TV – Ridgewood, NY  [2008-2009]

Freelance Animation - Amber Alert - Broadcast Graphics

Titles (freelance): Animator, Motion Graphics Artist.

Roles & Responsibilities: 2D animation, 3D animation.

 

Freelance Animation - (201) TV - Broadcast Graphics

Titles (freelance): Animator, Motion Graphics Artist.

Roles & Responsibilities: 2D animation, 3D animation.

 

Atlantic Coast Productions - Northfield, NJ  [2007]

Freelance Animation - Life is Good® - TV Promotion Pitch Animation

Titles (freelance): Animator.

Roles & Responsibilities: 2D animation.

 

Storiboard Studios – Reading, PA  [2004-2006]

Freelance Artist - Reading Phillies, Home Depot Pitch, Storiboard Demo Reel

Titles (freelance): Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, 3D Modeler.

Roles & Responsibilities: Storyboards, character design, concept and script development, 3D modeling.

education

The Art Institute of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor's in Media Arts and Animation with High Honors [GPA 3.99], 2005-2008.

 

Kutztown University – Kutztown, PA

Attended, 1999-2000.

 

Western Center for Technical Studies Limerick, PA

Commercial Arts Certification, 1995-1997.

awards

Employment & Professional Awards:

 

BRONZE 2013 - Web Health Award - Consumer Website Category

Vaxtext Website for Pfizer Inc.

Senior Art Director: Jake Hoisington

Responsibilities: Art direction and multimedia components.

 

BRONZE 2013 - Web Health Award - Consumer Website Category

MMFacts.com Website for Metastatic Melanoma Patients by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Senior Art Director: Jake Hoisington

Responsibilities: Various art and multimedia responsibilities.

 

Best Video - 2012 Manny Awards

Med Ad News - 2012

Senior Art Director: Jake Hoisington

Responsibilities: Concept team, animation, and design.

 

Silver Winner - PM360 - 2012 Pharma Choice Award Winners

"METRICS FREAKS" - Self Promotional Print Ad

Senior Art Director: Jake Hoisington

Responsibilities: Art direction and layout teams.

 

President’s Leadership Award

Roska Healthcare Advertising - August, 2011

 

GOLD 2011 - Web Health Award - Website Category

Meridian Bioscience Corporate Website for Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Interactive Art Director: Jake Hoisington

Responsibilities: Art direction, UXA and multimedia components.

 

2011 Trailblazer Award - PM360 - Direct-To-Consumer Campaign

Balloon Sinuplasty Campaign for Acclarent, Inc.

Senior Art Director: Jake Hoisington

Responsibilities: Various design, concept and multimedia responsibilities.

 

Other Employment Awards:

 

Featured Animator (for “The Tolltaker” Film) – Courier Post News Site.

 

Employee of the Month, 05/2007 – Regal Entertainment Group.

 

Operations Employee of the Month, 2004 – The Home Depot Inc.

 

( 16 X ) Merit Badge Award, 2003-2005 – The Home Depot Inc.

 

Employee of the Month, 2001 – Blockbuster Video Inc.

 

Education Awards:

 

The Presidential Scholarship

Award Date: 2008

Awarded by the Art Institute of Philadelphia

 

Best of the Quarter Award

Award Dates: Summer 2005, Fall 2005, Winter 2007, Summer 2007

Awarded by the Art Institute of Philadelphia

 

4.0 Award

Award Dates: Summer 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006, Winter 2007

Awarded by the Art Institute of Philadelphia

 

Dean's List Achievement Award

Award Dates: Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Winter 2008

Awarded by the Art Institute of Philadelphia

 

Academic Recognition Award

Award Date: Fall 2007

Awarded by the Art Institute of Philadelphia

 

Dean's List

Award Dates: Fall 1999, Fall 2000

Awarded by Kutztown University

 

Event Awards:

 

Tough Mudder Headband - June 2013

Tough Mudder 2013 - Philadelphia

Completed: June 1, 2013

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