I was born in upstate New York in 1979, and shortly after, moved to Florida. Drawing and painting has been a part of my life from a very early age. I received my formal training from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where in 2000, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts and Animation.
After graduating, my professional career began in a multimedia firm based in South Florida. I then was hired by a national jewelry manufacturing company to work in their creative/marketing department. After spending a number of years working in the field and gaining experience in the various disciplines of multimedia design, I was promoted to the position of Creative Director in 2004.
In 2012 I was hired to be the Creative/Marketing Director of the luxury real estate firm Seaside Properties Group at Douglas Elliman. Since then, it has been my job to managed the creative/marketing department and staff, focusing on all aspects of design and marketing including: Graphic Design, Project and Deadline Management, Branding, Print Material and Production, Publication Ad Design and Submission, Photography and Image Editing, Video Production and Editing, Web Design and Backend Maintenance, Email Blasts, Search Engine Optimization, Analytics and Social Media Marketing.
Responsible for managing design department & staff, focusing on all aspects of creativity including: graphic design - branding - print collateral - publication ad designs - direct mail campaigns - photography and image editing - video editing - web design - email marketing - S.E.O. optimization and analytics - social media management.
Responsible for development and execution of strategic marketing plans including: managing all department activities - production of marketing material - coordinating and negotiating with outside agencies, developers, printers and publications - maintaining accurate department records, documentation, databases, deadlines and expenses - creating detailed presentations and project plans - implementation of CRM system to improve productivity, communication and efficiency.
Creation of graphic and print material including: publication ads, logos, business cards, letterhead, postcards, folders, brochures, flyers, posters, banners, clothing and more.
PHOTO AND VIDEO
Extensive experience in real estate and product photography - expert photo editing and retouching skills - video editing, clip compositing, visual effects and motion graphics.
Variety of Internet skills including: web design - database management - S.E.O. optimization - social media management - moderate level HTML and CSS coding including responsive design - Wordpress site management - email marketing.
ART, ILLUSTRATION & 3D GRAPHICS
Traditional, digital artist capable of creating custom 2D and 3D graphics for a variety of needs including: concept art - book illustration - character development - media covers - clothing - product branding - moderate level 3D character, object and scene creation.