500C Grand Street #5E
New York, NY 10002
Seeking presentation work. Looking for that one brand or company to really drill down on and grow with. Additional responsibilities and tasks related to and/or beyond designing presentations welcome.
Freelance Presentation Specialist, January 2006 – present
Clients include Bloomberg, Pinterest, Body Shop, NBCUniversal, Dell Computers, New York Magazine, Outbrain, Transportation Alternatives, Jack Morton, SSK, KBSP, Brand Union, Neilson Ratings and MTV Kids & Family/Viacom
Create PowerPoint & Keynote presentations to be used as in-house sales tools and for business-to-business events. Work with a team of designers and animators, digital experts and management executives to create a unified package that’s visually engaging, true to the brand, and executed in a smooth, timely, cost-effective manner.
Design Project Manager, March 2007 – March 2008
Nickelodeon On-Air Digital Studio
Managed the workflow of a team of two art directors and five animator/designers, plus various freelancers. Acted as liaison between directors, clients, and the art department. Responsible for maintaining brand image in all graphics packages. Managed budgets and time constraints.
Graphic Designer, September 2000 – December 2005
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Designed a wide variety of in-house and courtroom materials for partners and clients of a top-5 law firm. Projects ranged from collateral documents to special-events signage. My boot camp to learn the visual communication basics of presentation via courtroom presentations.
Label Manager, 1994 – July 1999
Moon Ska Records, LLC
Managed a team of employees and interns in a small-office setting. Executive-produced music compilations, toured with artists. Wrote, designed, edited, and solicited advertising for label’s bi-monthly newsprint newsletter.
Computer: PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, InDesign, QuarkXPress, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, Visio (Mac and PC).
Management: Creative self-starter. Efficient, friendly, communicative. Quick learner, good teacher. Can develop—and maintain—a budget.
State University of New York at Albany
Masters of Arts in Sociology, ABD – 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Cum Laude – 1993
The Institute of Culinary Education, NYC
Career Culinary Management Diploma, July 2009
Culinary Arts Diploma, with Honors, November 2008
Successfully completed, with honors, 650 hours of a culinary program with a strong practical and theoretical focus.
Brooklyn Technical High School – 1989