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Experience
Ernst & Young
Lead Designer
(December 2013–present)

Joined the Content Management & Production team to elevate and standardize the design of over 20 service line and sector intranet sites—each with unique teams and business stakeholders.

During my two and half years with EY I have been involved with numerous key projects resulting in tangible results with minimal oversight from management. These project include:

In two instances managed the complete overhaul of a strategically critical business wide intranet site, including initial kick off meeting with stakeholder, developing sitemap and navigation structure, evaluating current content, created new wireframe/template system. In addition, managed the global production team, while art directing the page creation process.

Collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team to implement a work flow and request tool that is utilized by the entire business. Provided the team with usability insights in addition to design elements throughout the site. Design deliverables included: Badging system required for Sharepoint Enterprise search, Web Part display templates, and icons for workflow tool submission app. This tool is currently used worldwide and processes over one hundred requests daily.

Developed an enhanced look and feel (graphic and aesthetic) for a team project management website as the current system was upgraded to Sharepoint 2013.

Senior Graphic Designer
AmTrust North America
(May 2013–December 2013)

A critical member of the AmTrust marketing team working to promote the AmTrust brand while supporting a national sales force. As a member of a nimble team I’ve had the opportunity to complete a wide variety of projects from print to digital to social and brand identity.

Projects include: National trade magazine ads, corporate logo redesign, corporate website redesign and a quarterly newsletter. In addition the marketing team is in charge of running a national sales meeting held once a year.

Senior Web Designer
Bennett Adelson Consulting
(February 2009–Present)
Part of the User Experience Team working to develop innovative concepts and designs for a wide range of clients. Have managed projects with the client on a day-to-day basis from signature to launch, been a part of various pitches for new business, and developed online solutions for web design, front-end development, mobile apps, and intranets.
Marketing Manager
Expedient Communications
(October 2006–February 2009)
Collaborated within a marketing team to rebrand multiple business units, with several different design themes and logos, into one unified design and message. Responsible for all web and print design in addition to maintaining multiple websites, creating quarterly newsletters, email campaigns, and developing case studies. Also developed a marketing budget for several cities and placed media buys.
Lead Designer
Expedient Communications
February 2005–October 2006
Worked to bring general brand awareness of Expedient to the Cleveland and Pittsburgh markets. Within a team developed print, web, direct mail, and guerilla marketing strategies to ensure that the company was visible to potential customers.
Creative Liaison
Strategic Marketing
February 2004–February 2005
Acted as the link between the Creative Team and the I.T. Team. Created new brochures, collateral for upcoming products, and facilitated communication between the two teams.
Graphic Designer
DSI Systems, Inc.
May 2003–February 2004
Tasked with all company web development. In addition, worked on print advertisements for a major partner, secondary catalog of DSI product offerings, fliers, and brochures.
Education
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Cum Laude
Minor: Marketing
Miami University: Oxford, Ohio
1999-2003