EXPERIENCE

Senior Digital Designer, Marketing, Christie's, New York, New York March 2014–Present
Part of the storied auction house's internal design studio that develops digital marketing campaigns which support upcoming sales and other businesses under the corporate umbrella. Responsibilities include: designing and building static and HTML5 animated digital advertisements (SEM, Google, AOD, etc); designing, hand-coding and proofing deployment of dedicated consignment, sales promotion and post-sale email campaigns; digital publications; art directing photo shoots aimed to be used in various digital creatives. Drafted and implemented Christie’s rebranding standards across digital platforms. Mentored junior and print designers on the digital process, including lessons on HTML, UX and industry standards for digital ads.

Graphic Designer, M+R Strategic Services, New York, New York March 2010–March 2014
As the sole designer of the agency, I was responsible for all visual content delivered to clients, including but not limited to: interactive and responsive microsites, email newsletters, posters, tablet/mobile applications, UI/UX wireframes, printed collateral, email/online visuals (including social media and banner ads) and infographics. Idealized best practice user experience through collaboration with the design, client, marketing and tech teams. Worked with the marketing teams to conceptualize and actualize designs for RFPs. Worked closely with tech team to deliver world-class experiences in online advocacy building and fundraising. Developed rapid response/rebuttal designs and other time-sensitive deliveries. 

Clients included: Doctors Without Borders, AARP, UN Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, Sierra Club, New York Public Library, American Red Cross

Design Director, Nerve Media (Nerve.com), New York, New York January 2009–March 2010
Responsible for Nerve.com’s visual content, from design to development, for website layouts to email newsletters and customized advertising campaigns. Responsible for the visual direction of the company as part of a repositioning of the branding strategy. Hired and supervised associate designers and design interns. Worked closely with the advertising and editorial teams to conceptualize designs for RFPs for new advertising clients.

Clients included: HBO, Showtime, Absolut Vodka, Starbucks

Designer, Nerve Media (Nerve.com and Babble.com), New York, New York October 2006–December 2008
Responsible for designing articles and graphics for online editorial content, all while working on strict deadlines. Visually conceptualized, designed and developed custom campaigns for advertising clients, from banner ads and microsites to email blasts and website ‘skinning.’

Designer / Web Content Manager, Elements of Living Magazine, New York, New York April 2006–September 2006
Designed layout of print magazine publication; designed all in-house promotional material such as invitations, advertising promotions and flyers; assisted editors in all areas of the publication production process including copy editing, photo selection, fact checking and printer coordination; responsible for categorizing, tagging, content editing and uploading all editorial content into web format; worked with the Creative Director on designing a new editorial website for the company.

Freelance Designer, New York, New York June 1999–Present
Solicited and received commissions for a wide variety of freelance design projects, including identity design, brand applications, web site design and print design.

Clients include: Procter & Gamble, Seattle Public Library

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
Bachelor of Arts: Japanese Linguistics
Certification in Visual Web Design, User Interface Design and Usability

SKILLS

Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Macintosh environments.
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite CS, QuarkXPress, iWork and Microsoft Office.
Proficient with hand-coded HTML and CSS. 
Experienced in JavaScript, AJAX, XML and ActionScript.
Experienced in web-based CMS systems such as Wordpress and Movable Type, including theme building.
Conversational Japanese.