2003 - 2008: Special Publications - Ocala, FL
Graphic Designer / Art Director
Graphic Designer for the award winning Ocala Magazine and Art Director for Gainesville Today Magazine. Includes editorial, advertorial, advertising, covers, in-house promotion as well as production management. Work was done on Macintosh: InDesign, Quark Express, Photoshop, Illustrator. Job tracking set up and managed in File Maker Pro. For 5 1/2 years I worked as an integral part of the art department at this fast-paced company, turning out between 2 to 4 magazines per month.
2002 - 2003: American Graphics Group - Anniston, AL
Responsible for design and layout of several digest-size, trucking industry publications such as RPM and Driving Force Magazine. This included ads as well as editorial and covers. Work was done on Mac: Quark Express, Photoshop, Illustrator, Preps Pro and File Maker Pro.
2000 - 2002: Vertis - Boca Raton, FL
Production Operator / Coordinator / Designer
Responsible for quality control in the pre-press stage of all publications for American Media, Inc. Also responsible for Customer Service Coordination. Projects also included: layout of Mars Music monthly catalogs and other miscellaneous graphic design work. Software included: Quark Express, Photoshop and Illustrator among others.
1999 - 2000: Discourse Magazine - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Publisher / Editor in Chief / Creative Director
I conceptualized, started and maintained Discourse Magazine. I handled allof the creative and graphics as well as oversaw all editorial. Also responsible for a portion of photography, writing, website, as well as all business aspects of the magazine. Discourse Magazine was a one-of-a-kind print magazine in South Florida targeting the ĺ─˙Generation Xĺ─¨ market and creating cultural arts and charity awareness.
1/1998 - 4/2001: Creative Natives - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Owner/ Creative Director
I ran a full-service design agency, servicing clients such as: SeaWind Cruise Line, The Miami Herald, Discourse Magazine, Elite Yacht Charters, Clear Channel Communications and Regal Cruises, to name a few.
1992 - 1998: GAT Marketing - Hollywood, FL
For nearly seven years I worked at this full-service Advertising Agency as a Designer and an Art Director. I managed the art department, lead projects, directed photo shoots, pitched and managed clients along with our Account Executives, worked with vendors, as well as generally managing the production of work and maintenance of equipment in the art department. Clients were mostly tourism-based and included: SuperClubs, Regal Cruises, The Miami Herald, SeaWind Cruise Line, SeaEscape, SunCruz Casino, Seminole Swamp Attractions, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle, Flamingo Gardens, St. Augustine Attractions Co-Op including Ripleyĺ─˘s Believe it or Not, and many others.