QUALIFICATIONS.

Expert in web design; information architecture; brand identity; print design; print production; press supervision; motion graphics for film and television.

Technical skills:
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, After Effects, Dreamweaver and Flash,
PowerPoint, DVD Studio Pro, some knowledge of Final Cut Pro.
Programming languages: XHTML, CSS, Jquery, In Depth knowledge of WordPress

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

Freelance Art Director, January 2011-Present

Freelance Graphic Design and Art Direction for a wide range of clients including:

GetTaxi (Publication Design, Illustration);
The Ms. Foundation for Women (Campaign Identity, Web Design, Presentation Design);
3Generations Films (Web Design);
Studio WOK Architecture (Web Design);
Lead2Design, Inc. (Brand Identity System);
Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars (Web Design);

Queens College, City University of New York, January 2012-Present
Adjunct Professor of Motion Graphics

Teaching the basics of motion design and After Effects to undergraduate graphic design majors.

CLS Architetti, May - July 2011
Freelance Web Design and Production, Presentation Design

Designed and produced a website for this accomplished architecture firm in Milan which specializes in interiors and retail spaces for many Italian VIPs and high fashion clients around the globe including, Michael Kors, Missoni, Pinko, Lia Rumma, Viktor & Rolf, etc. In addition to the website I designed PowerPoint presentations for various clients. www.clsarchitetti.com

Ciné Institute, 2008-Present
Media and Branding Director

Developed an integrated brand identity system and strategy for Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only film school and incubator of Haiti’s emerging film industry.

Designed and actively managed the school’s multifaceted online and offline presence from the ground up beginning with it’s first incarnation as Festival Film Jakmèl (2004-2006): brand identity; web design and maintenance; event design for affiliated fundraising events; DVD menu design; social media; e-mail campaigns; distinctive promotional apparel; collateral; signage and posters.

In the wake of the extraordinary and devastating Haitian earthquake of 2010, I coordinated the entire effort to broadcast Ciné Institute’s timely and exclusive student footage to the world and was the chief press liaison and media volunteer coordinator. www.cineinstitute.com

Crowing Rooster Arts Inc., 2002-2011
Creative Director

As Creative Director for this media arts organization dedicated to the advocacy of Haiti’s rich culture and history, I elevated the company’s brand image by creating integrated brand identity systems for their various projects and for the company as a whole across multiple media platforms. Projects included: web design; poster and postcard design; CD and DVD package design; Brochure and publication design; email campaign design; identity.

Arcadia Pictures, 2005
Film Title Design

Created the titles for a short film featured in the exhibit 'The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and their Salons' at the Jewish Museum in New York City.

Spin the Bottle, Inc., 2001-Present
Freelance Graphic Designer

Design for television; Flash and After Effects design and production, Illustration. Clients include: MTV, VH1, Fuse, G4.tv, E!, Comcast, Animal Planet.spinthebottle.com

EDUCATION.

Hunter College, City University of New York
BA Media Studies and Studio Art, Honors Curriculum. Minor in Film Studies, 1997-2001

Magna Cum Laude, Full Academic Scholarship.

School of Visual Arts / Parsons School of Design - New York City
Continuing Education Courses, 2000 - Present

Illustration; Animation; Typography; Painting; Printmaking; Fashion Construction

Scuola Lorenzo Di Medici, Florence, Italy
Study Abroad. Fall 2000

Renaissance Art History; Fresco Restoration; Motion Graphics; Illustration

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Member 1999-Present

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS.

The Media College of the University of the Poor
Graphic Design; Mentoring; Workshop instruction: ‘The Role of Media in Grassroots Organizing’.

LANGUAGES.

English (native); Italian (proficient)