Resume

Experience

Art Director
We Are Alexander (formerly Group360 Worldwide) |  October 2016 – Present
Package Design is the main focus in this particular position. On-site Art Director under contract with Ahold Delhaize conceives, executes and oversees all production efforts for the packaging design for their “Own Brands” products, which can be found in all Giant, Stop & Shop, Martin’s, and Food Lion food stores; as well as Peapod, a grocery delivery company. Almost every local supermarket has their own store brand of almost all available items sold in their stores. The “store brand” item is what allows stores to stay competitive in a fast growing national brand driven grocery market. 

The job is simple. Find a visual solution that tells the story of quality in the “Own Brands” product in the most creative way, while staying within budget and timeline.

I have helped the fine folks at Ahold Delhaize reinvent their Companion™ pet brand, as well as update and refresh product packaging in almost every aisle in the their fine stores.

Marketing Director
Appalachian Brewing Co.  |  January 2016 – October 2016
Responsible for marketing and brand maintenance across all facets of the company, including seven brewpub locations and retail. This is a high level managerial position that integrates responsibilities in market strategy, networking, design, implementation, successful execution and management of the company, as a whole.

Senior Graphic Designer
Maverick Strategies (formerly The 401 Group)  |  March 2014 – December 2015
Designed for a multitude of clients in both the public and private sectors. Created compelling and effective design solutions for both print and digital media. Obtained art direction experience by directing photoshoots and directing concepts with fellow designers for big projects. Clients include (but are not limited to) CONSOL Energy, SEAA, Marcellus Shale Coalition, Cork & Fork, Cafe Fresco (Downtown), The PA Licensed Beverage and Tavern Assoc., Ridge Policy Group, and various government officials including U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), PA Senator Jake Corman, PA House Majority Leader Dave Reed, and many more.

Independent Design & Marketing Consultant
J O R D A N   |   January 2009 – March 2014
Graphic Designer and overall marketing consultant created effective design solutions for both print and digital media for various clients including Meeka Fine Jewelry, Benchmark Therapies, Vinco Pharmacy, Triple J Boutmasters, The Podium Awards and many more. This extensive freelance experience has given me the tools to network effectively, maintain educated conversations with clients and superiors, and maintain a professional reputation and appearance.

Graphic Designer
Stoner Graphix   |   June 2011 – January 2012
Production-based graphic design work included logo design, page layout, vehicle graphics design and installation, large-format print production, interior and exterior signage, dimensional signage, etc. Clients included, but are not limited to, The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, CJ Automotive, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and many more.

Education

Bachelor of Science – Graphic Design   |   December 2008
Art Institute of Philadelphia

High School Diploma (Graphic Arts)   |   June 2005
Newport Jr./Sr. High School – Newport, PA

 

Awards/Accolades

2014 Pollie Awards   |   American Association of Political Consultants
The Pollie Awards are among the highest honors that any political consulting or media firm can receive for work in campaign consulting, marketing and design.  Each cycle, the AAPC receives countless entries of outstanding work in digital advertising, direct mail, tv, radio and many more sub-categories. As a designer for Maverick Strategies, I completed much of my political work for Red Maverick Media. RMM took home 5 Pollie Awards in 2014 in various categories, which featured 2 of my direct mail pieces.

Direct Mail
Bill Shuster EPA – Gold Pollie Award Winner

Direct Mail
We The Taxpayers, Taxpayer’s Circus Ridiculous – Silver Pollie Award Winner