Greetings!

 

Thanks for stopping by. I'm a graphic designer, marketer, mixed media crafter, bead weaver and art lover. I have been known to knit, sew and paint murals too. ;)  

Work experience

Marketing Manager, Acentech

2016 - present
Responsibilities include design and production of corporate graphics including ads, screen presentations, tradeshow materials (including banners, printed postcards & brochures); design and production of e-newsletter and social media campaigns, qualifications statements and proposals; editing marketing collateral text, press releases and articles; public relations and photography management; Vision database maintenance; and collaboration with consultants on a variety of educational and promotional material. 

Awards
I was the creative director for an animation, Turkey Time
which won first place in the 2017 SMPS Boston Digital Holiday Piece category (which also won the coveted “People’s Choice” award!) In 2018 my Pebble & Acorn coloring book won the SMPS Boston "People's Choice" award, and in 2019 I received the Marketing Collateral award for my design of Acentech's Reflections Yearbook.

Senior Marketing Manager, Bruner/Cott & Associates

1995 - 2016
Senior Marketing Manager and graphic designer for an award-winning architecture firm in Cambridge, MA. Responsibilities included design and production of all marketing print material: brochures, proposals, postcards, conference displays and boards; as well as digital graphics including web images, screen presentations and kiosks. Expert at juggling multiple projects and deadlines; designing vector graphics including technical graphs and diagrams; image retouching in Photoshop; copy editing and proof reading; managing vendor relations; as well as database and spreadsheet formatting and design.

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
(photoshop, indesign, illustrator)

Social Media

Writing/editing/proofing

Photography

Illustration

Storyboarding for video/animation

Sewing

Knitting

Off-loom beadweaving

Mural painting

Languages

French, some German, and

even less Spanish (!!)

2010 - present
2010 - present

Administrative Assistant, ADD Inc.

1992 - 1994
Duties included project adminsitration, marketing assistance, and word processing.

Seamstress and wardrobe assistant, i Costumi di Festi

​1989 - 1990

My foray into the wild, wacky and wonderful world of costume design was one of the most fun, intense and rewarding periods of my life! My duties included sewing, trimming and decorating by machine and by hand; and occasional costume modeling at special events.

 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT: self-employed seamstress and wardrobe supervisor for video productions; Foreign visa specialist at Visa Service in Boston; temp admin at New Zealand Telecom in Auckland, NZ; temp admin in London, UK; receptionist at WITCOM video production company; temp admin work at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria. I have also worked in retail sales, waited tables, and - when I was in high school - fed animals and cleaned cages at Harvard's Concord Field Station research facility. (Sounds weird, but I was a weird kid. It was fun!)

Education

New England School of Art & Design | Electronic Graphic Design Program

 

Courses included: Photoshop, Illustrator, Graphic Design 1 + 2, Typography, Computer Typograhy, Foundation Drawing, 2-D Design. GPA: 3.7

 

Additional courses taken at Cambridge Center for Adult Education: Flash animation, Dreamweaver,
and Photo-Based Mixed Media

UMass Boston, Boston, MA | Bachelor of Arts, French Major (magna cum laude)

Drew University, Madison, NJ 

American School of Paris, St Cloud, France | High School Diploma (with honors)

Bedford High School, Bedford, Massachusetts

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