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. ;)
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.
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.
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.
Adobe Creative Suite
(photoshop, indesign, illustrator)
Storyboarding for video/animation
French, some German, and
even less Spanish (!!)
Administrative Assistant, ADD Inc.
1992 - 1994
Duties included project adminsitration, marketing assistance, and word processing.
2010 - present
2010 - present
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!)
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