With over 15 years of creative expertise spanning e-commerce, performance marketing, large-scale events and traditional advertising, I excel at building and developing creative teams to produce exceptional work.

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Creative Director

Hired to establish creative process and development, hire teams, structure workflows and rebrand JustPremium, an ad tech scale-up

Assembled and developed a team of 12 creative specialists throughout EMEA

Effectively managed all creative deliverables for global client base, international marketing initiatives and corporate communications

Oversaw all creative development including but not limited to advertising campaigns, event design, social media, email marketing and sales collateral


Art Director, Marketing

Relocated to Amsterdam to build out European marketing team, focused on digital performance marketing

Oversaw rollout of new Shutterstock brand ID system across all marketing touchpoints, domestically and internationally

Effectively managed all creative deliverables for successful Shutterstock IPO: investor roadshow presentation, prospectus gatefold, NYSE video wall, signage, apparel and giveaways

Served as interim Shutterstock UX lead, creating subscription page layouts that increased paid conversion 55% and lead gen registration 85%

Launched first international promo email (7 languages), driving over US$470.000 in revenue

Lead team of international designers and copywriters, concepting and executing all marketing touchpoints


Essence & Essence.com
Art Director

Launched multi-platform event-driven advertising programs: Black Style Now (fashion), Black Women in Hollywood (Oscars) and Black Women in Music (Grammys)

Oversaw new brand ID system development for the Essence Music Festival for record-breaking attendance (450,000 attendees; clients: Coke, P&G, Ford, McDonald’s)

Overhauled media kit, sizzle reel and supporting sales collateral with recognition for excellence from Time Inc. Global Marketing

Led team of 5 designers and 2 copywriters, concepting and executing all marketing touchpoints (B2B and B2C)


Vibe & Vibe Vixen
Art Director

Launched Vibe Vixen, a women’s fashion & beauty title with sales collateral, custom advertising programs and online extensions

Oversaw visual direction and VIP event collateral for Third Annual Vibe Awards, nationally televised (clients: Target, Chevy, Armani Exchange)

Launched Vibe Music Fest campaign with print, digital, outdoor and event collateral (clients: Burger King, Ford, L'Oreal)


Phoenix Media Communications
Art Director

Led team of 3 designers, concepting and executing run-of-print advertising for national advertising partners (B2C)

Solo designer for new acquisition, g8wave, an integrated mobile agency (B2B and B2C)


Publicis: Total Learning Concepts

Deputy Art Director

Oversaw rollout of new brand ID system across website, catalogs, product design and corporate communications (completed in 6 weeks)

Led staff of 2 designers; built up pool of freelance designers and illustrators from 1 to 15


InUnity, Incorporated
Graphic Designer

Pre-press, traffic coordination, custom package dies for direct mail


Select Freelance Clients Include:
RISE: A Division of ESPN, Esprit De Corps, Estée Lauder, Kaplow PR for CVS



Hampshire College
B.A., Visual Communications

Maryland Institute College of Art
Fall 1996
Graphic Design

North Carolina School of the Arts
Studio Art + Design


Creative Direction
Principal Design Direction
Scheduling and Budgeting
Video Scripts / Storyboards
Photo Shoots
Mood Boards
Technical Instruction

Design for E-Commerce
UX Design
Email Marketing
Direct Response / Conversion
Online Display Banner Ads
Targeted Landing Pages
Retargeting Campaigns
Branded Content
Social Media

Design for Direct Sales
Sizzle Reels
Proposal Comps
Sales Collateral
Media Kits
Landing Page Optimization



Design for Marketing
Outdoor Advertising
Print Advertisements
Content Marketing
In-store POP
Corporate Identity
Event Collateral

Adobe Creative Cloud
Office + Keynote