Experience

May 2018 to present
Independent Designer and Creative Director. Clients include the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Kenilworth Inn, Killwolf Studio, Landor Associates, Neuro-Insight, PS212, Sarto Restaurant Group, Sir Kensington’s, Sherle Wagner International, Stacy Bass Photography, SoulCycle, and WeWork. Freelance clients prior to 2018 include Decker Design, Heavy Meta Design, InStyle Magazine, Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale School of Architecture.

October 2014 to May 2018
Creative Director for PS212, New York, NY. Managed and lead the creative direction for the small and nimble brand strategy and consulting firm. Clients included BNY Mellon, CBRE, CMMB, GE, and Web.com. Responsibilities included building creative teams to staff projects, design work and direction as well as client presentations and management.

April 2011 to October 2014
Design Director for The Brand Union, New York, NY. Worked closely with clients including Bank of America, CBRE, Corporation for Travel Promotion, DuPont, Fashion Center Business Improvement District, Lahey Health, Lincoln Center, and Lincoln Center Education to create, manage and extend brands.

March 2010 to March 2011
Senior Graphic Designer for Landor Associates, New York, NY. Client-facing lead designer for large clients such as Citi. Worked closely with strategists and created and maintained brand standards ranging from identities to concept animations.

January 2008 to March 2010
Graphic Designer for A4 Studio, New York, NY. Created unique designs for print pieces and showroom installations, planned and managed project production, and worked directly with vendors. 

May 2006 to December 2007
Exhibition Designer for the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. Collaborated with curators, editors, and design team to create complete exhibitions. Designed and executed for major shows as well as design for building signage and programs.

June 2004 to September 2007
Art Director for HvADesign, Brooklyn, NY. Worked with principal on designs and execution, planned and managed projects, solicited estimates and bids from printers, and worked directly with clients. Clients included Abrams Publishing, Museum of Arts & Design, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Rizzoli Publishing, Yale School of Architecture, Yale School of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

October 2001 to February 2006
Graphic Designer for the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT. Designed and published materials for exhibitions, events, and special programs. Worked on the redesign of building and directional signage, seasonal calendar, and the museum’s identity system.

August 2003 to June 2004
Teaching Assistant at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Worked with graduate students in advanced graphic design and typeface design.

 

Education

August 2001 to June 2004
Yale University, New Haven, CT. Master of Fine Arts degree with honors in Graphic Design.

September 1997 to June 2001
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with honors including an emphasis in medieval manuscripts and painting.

August 1998 to June 2001
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA. Enrolled as a non-degree seeking student with a focus in Graphic Design and Illustration.

 

Honors and Awards

2015
Transform Award, Gold, Best Visual Identity from the Property Sector for CBRE, done with Brand Union

2014
Graphis Design Annual 2015 Merit Award for the Lahey Health visual identity system, done with Brand Union

2009
Connecticut Art Directors’ Club Silver award for the 2009 Maharam holiday card, done with A4 Studio

2008
Society for Environmental Graphic Design merit award for the redesign of the Hall of Human Origins, done with the American Museum of Natural History design team

2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003
American Association of Museums honorable mention in the Museum Publications Design Competition for the Searching for Shakespeare gallery guide (2007), the calendar of events (2006 and 2005), the William Morris gallery guide (2004) and for the Parson"s Nose poster series (2003) done for the Yale Center for British Art

2006, 2005
AIGA 50 Best Books award for Gego: Sabiduras y Otros Texos (2006) and [Re]Reading Perspecta: The First 50 Years of the Yale Architectural Journal (2005), both done with HvADesign

2006
American Association of Museums Excellence Award in the Museum Publications Design Competition for Dual Vision: The Chazen Collection, done with HvADesign for the Museum of Arts & Design

2005
American Association of University Presses Best Books Award for Gego: Sabiduras y Otros Texos, done with HvADesign for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

2005
AIGA 50 Best Books award for Multipurpose, a collaborative effort of the MFA Graphic Design class of 2004, Yale University

2005
The New York Book Show, Special Trade Category, second place for Architecture for Art: American Art Museums 1938–2008, done with HvADesign