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Highly creative graphic designer with extensive experience designing and marketing novel consumer products. Dynamic team player coupled with ability to lead. Skilled spotter of trends and innovative provider of solutions. Focused on creative consumer products.
Apple, Inc. Glendale, CA 2014 - current
Retail Specialist Sharing passion, knowledge & experience with Apple products to equip consumers with personalized solutions and enrich customer satisfaction.
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
Graphic Design Instructor Experienced teaching various courses including Graphic Design fundamentals, Advertising Design, Digital Illustration and Cartooning as well as tutoring Mac-based Adobe CS6 software. Earned reputation as inspiring motivator and supportive encourager.
Flix Candy/ Imaginings 3 Niles, IL
Art Director Created unique candy novelty products for mass market sale. Invented new products based on observed trends and interests among children. Interfaced directly with Consumer Products/ Licensing Departments of major Hollywood Studios (Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, Warner Bros.) from concept through manufacturing. Successfully partnered with world-class retail giants Target, Wal-Mart and Toys 'R' Us.
2008 Disney Consumer Products Licensee of the Year • 2002 Product of the Year Runner Up: Spider-Man Candy Novelty Assortment • 2001 Product of the Year Runner Up: Big Stuff Pacifier Lollipop
Cioni Artworks Chicago, IL
Creative Director/ Designer Owned and operated full-service animation/ design studio. Directed and produced television commercials and children’s videos. Supervised team of graphic designers and animators.
Art Direction Creativity Award Chicago White Sox “Bo’s Hip” • Golden Eagle Award Disney Educational “Where Does Time Fly?” • Silver Apple Award Western Golden Video “Dinosaurs!” • A.M.I. Gold Award School Zone “Alphabet Express” CD-ROM • New York Festivals Bronze Chicago White Sox “Bo’s Hip” • New York Festivals Silver Waste Management “Take Charge of Your Future”
BFA: Graphic Design (with high honors) University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
• Mac platform (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro)