25 years of experience working with teams, budgets, deadlines, and visions in order to create artwork for print, digital, and motion advertising and products.

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Résumé

Program Knowledge

Experience

Freelance Art Director, Graphic Designer

@ YuJu Design
Jan 2000 – Present

Specialties include:
BRANDING: logo designs, brand books, and copywriting
DIGITAL: website design & coding (html and css), email campaigns, social media graphics & videos, digital ads, photo retouching
PRINT: business cards, brochures, banners, flyers, posters, folders, newsletters, point-of-sale, t-shirts, packaging, labels, promotional items, car wraps, large-scale print
AV: Audio & video editing, motion graphics, simple animations
DIRECTING: sourcing and directing designers for projects, leading projects from start to finish, and directing photoshoots

Designer & Event Organizer

@ All Swing Productions
2013 – current

Develop branding and marketing for All Swing Miami & All Swing Productions

DESIGN & MARKETING SKILLS USED: Branding and development; social media design & marketing; email design & marketing; packaging design, signage; video editing; web development & management; copy editing.

PRODUCTION SKILLS USED: Creating pitch decks; creating & organizing show-flows; managing workers; stage/environment design for large festivals and events

Creative Director & Designer

@ Empowered Media, LLC.
July 2016 – Feb 2020

Oversee and deliver all artwork and branding for the Jillian Michaels brands, including:
My Fitness app; FitFusion; BODYSHRED; Lucky Jack Cold Brew Coffee; Jillian Michaels brand
SKILLS USED: Branding and development; employee hiring and management; packaging and product design, photo shoots and retouching; video editing and directing; animation; web development; copy editing; and time management.

Art Director

@ Danse Création Québec / Création Styl'Production
Feb 2010 – Feb 2015

Worked with a French-speaking team to produce events, including an annual large-scale public multi-dance event

SKILLS USED: Logo creation and branding; print materials including flyers, posters, large banners, t-shirts, bags, temporary tattoos and schedule booklets; digital materials including a website in French and English, social media promotional banner ads and flyers, email campaigns, and YouTube live feeds of the event.

In-House Graphic Designer

@ Sidney Frank Importing Co.
Feb 2006 – May 2009

Created artwork for brands in the Sidney Frank portfolio, such as Jägermeister, Tommy Bahama Rum, Corazón Tequila, Gekkeikan Sake, JC Cognac, and Michael Collins Irish Whiskey. 

SKILLS USED: Branding; print and web design such as posters, banners, on & off premise materials, promotional items, car wraps and packaging solutions; photo shoots, photo retouching, presentation design; working with different brand managers, upper management, and international companies.

What's New

From 2020 to today, I have been focused on online and in-person presentation graphics, videos, and productions.

Online work includes creating static and video virtual backgrounds; designing and creating presentations; managing and operating shows and conferences with live streams of videos, presentations, break out rooms, and whiteboards.
Programs: Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, On24, and StreamYard.

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In-person production and graphics work include:

Pre-meeting prep, theme graphics & animations, presentation design and clean-up, transition graphics and video editing.

Production companies and clients include: DevlinHair, BluePrint NYC, Drury, and Egg with clients including Otsuka, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Moderna, and Servier

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Minor in Psychology
2001–2005

SCHOLARSHIP: Visual Arts IRC Fellows Program

RELATED COURSEWORK: Typography, Advanced Typography, Word and Image, Web Interface Design, Computers for Designers, Design and Marketing, Advanced Explorations
Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
High School diploma with graphic design credits
1998–2001

AWARDS & EXTRACURRICULARS: National Honor Society student; JV and Varsity lacrosse

RELATED COURSEWORK: 3.5 years of a specialized graphic design program

I speak...

English
NATIVE 100%
Lithuanian
FLUENT 95%
French
INTERMEDIATE 50%
Hebrew
BASIC 35%
Spanish
BASIC 25%
German
BASIC 25%

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