EXPERIENCE
​​​​​Independent Contractor 2008–present 
Graphic Design / Branding consultant to businesses and organizations of various sizes
and industries. Design work includes print collateral, identity & icon design, exhibits, packaging and digital design for clients such as ACV Auctions, Marc Jacobs International, David Yurman Enterprises LLC, Architectural Systems Inc., Insulet Corporation (OmniPod), Consumer Solutions Inc. 
Responsible for acquiring clients, identifying and understanding a problem and presenting a proposal that includes research, strategy and a design solution that will work within budget.
Project management includes collaborating with extended team of printers, developers,
in-house marketing team and additional vendors as needed. Concepts are explained in sketch format and executed with progress presented throughout the process for feedback. Long-term projects include weekly updates to manage expectations. Online project management tools are used to support consistent communication off-site.
Liquid Comma Design, Senior Designer, April 2006–2008 New York, New York
Lead designer responsibilities included: logo design, exhibit graphics, websites, brochures, advertising campaigns and additional print collateral. 
Collaborated with staff designers and Creative Director; responsible for client presentations and communicating feedback to design team. Clients included: Eisner LLP., InteleTravel, Trade Show Fabrications, and Five Towns College.
DesignWorks NY, Junior Designer, June 2004–April 2006 White Plains, New York
Assumed design and production responsibilities on accounts such as American Express, Pitney Bowes, as well as new, emerging businesses. Assisted Creative Director with project management, collaborating directly with clients to understand project goals. Participated in administrative duties, learning first-hand the details of operating a boutique design studio.

ACCOLADES
Mom-of-the-Year, Schnurr household, 2013–present
GDUSA "People to Watch", 2012
American Design Awards, 2012
3rd Place, Publication Design:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Winter 2012 Handbook
American Graphic Design Award (Graphic Design USA), 2011
Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2010 Handbook
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Handbook

EDUCATION 
State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia
BFA, Graphic Design
American Intercontinental University, London, England
Study Abroad program
AIGA member
Once upon a time, I was interviewed by GDUSA in my tiny apartment in Brooklyn…
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