DFF graphics june 2019

Professional Experience

University of Miami Frost School of Music
Graphic designer, writer/editor 05/03–now
Provide department with all print materials for concerts, recruitment, direct mail, including posters, brochures, advertisements, flyers, invitations, bid out all printing and supervise production; build and maintain department’s first website.

Model Expo, Inc., Hollywood, FL
Art Director 08/07–01/09
Conceptualize, design and produce catalogs, advertisements, brochures, packaging, branding, and website graphics; supervise one employee; interface with printers and vendors.

University of Miami Graduate School
Graphic designer 08/04–05/06
Provide materials for UM graduate school, including 300+ page book for research forum, posters, direct mail, badges and signage, graphics for PowerPoint presentations, and graduate school newsletter, bid out all printing and supervise production.

Alexander & Pamaro, Long Island City, New York
In-house print designer/production 10/02–4/03
Conceptualize, design and produce collateral, annual reports, brochures and posters; prepare customer files for digital and offset press; troubleshoot software.

Showstoppers, New York
Freelance print and web designer 01/00–05/03
Conceptualize, design and produce collateral, menus, and posters; design/code web site; manage print production; troubleshoot software.

On the Avenue, New York
Director of Production and Layout 02/01–09/01
Manage production staff for weekly tabloid with more than 60,000 circulation; meet daily deadlines; design society pages; organize and ship files to pre-press; control quality; solve problems.

Coats & Clark, Greenville, SC
In-house freelance designer 01/95–04/98
Design/reconfigure package line—more than 500 items —for tri-lingual marketing; design and produce prototype packages (mechanicals and mock-ups) for new Red Heart product line.

Leslie Advertising, Greenville, SC
In-house freelance designer 06/95–01/97
Design and manage print production of 100 page SC Group Travel Planner that earned industry recognition; design ads and collateral.

Imagine, Inc., Clemson, SC
Editor, designer/production 08/95–04/97
Copy edit Pryor Report (monthly); design and code new web product—
Netbriefs for Managers; design blow-in cards and facing sheets.

Education

University of Illinois–Chicago · Certificate in Nonprofit Management, 2019
   Strategic planning; Grant writing; Establishing Relationships with Donors 
University of Miami · Doctor of Musical Arts, 2006
   Choral conducting 
   Dissertation: Christus by Franz Liszt, Urtext published by Bärenreiter
Juilliard School · Doctor of Musical Arts, 1988
   Organ performance 
   Dissertation: “Franz Liszt: Music for the Pope Among Instruments“ published in The American Organist
Juilliard School · Master of Music, 1985
   Organ performance 
Baylor University · Bachelor of Music, cum laude, 1982
   Organ performance

Skillset

Manager
Designer
Organized
Production
Copy Editor
Deadline savvy
Problem solver
Troubleshooter
Detail oriented

Software

InDesign
Photoshop
Illustrator
QuarkXpress
Fireworks
BBEdit
Dreamweaver
Microsoft Office