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Tina Sommers

Conveying the essence and heart of a brand

through engaging visual design
Award-winning art director and marketing professional delivers a diverse portfolio of innovative design
solutions across diverse industries domestically and globally. Passionate about adding value to businesses
through compelling designs and strategic branding. Offers an inspired and organized approach while
ONLINE PORTFOLIO responsive to meeting all time lines and budget requirements. Engages in collaborative partnerships to build and elevate brands, increase customer engagement and profitability, and exceed goals.
– Art direction for print or web marketing – Digital asset management
EDUCATION – Branding: development and positioning – Graphic design and typography
SCAD – Concept development – Ideation
Savannah College – Corporate identity management – On-press printing supervision
of Art and Design – Creative project management – Photography on location and studio
Bachelor’s Degree, BFA EXPERIENCE
Graphic Design Tina Sommers, Consulting + Design, 2006–present
Magna Cum Laude – Moxy Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Milan: Design artwork for 2014 creative challenge
– One&Only Resorts, Palmilla: Travel postcard series
SKILLSET – Aman Resorts: Amangiri photo book proposal + future photography opportunities
InDesign – Bin100 Restaurant: Corporate identity + marketing for top-rated fusion eatery
Photoshop – Grupo Hotels, Barcelona: Promotional photo tote for Regina Hotel + Hotel Pultizer
Acrobat Manager of Creative Services, 2001–2013
QuarkXPress People’s United Bank, Corporate Communications, Bridgeport, CT, 1996–2013
WordPress Directed all creative for concept, design and implementation of internal strategic communications.
Dreamweaver – Developed and implemented innovative design standards and brand to align with major initiatives/
MS Office strategies with promotional collateral to ensure design standards and program requirements.
– Managed and directed freelance staff of eight in the creation and development of targeted design solutions.
AWARDS – Saved 100k on annual report project by utilizing in-house expertise rather than external agency.
Talenthouse – Collaborated with design leadership and cross functional management teams (marketing, communications
MOXY Milan by Marriott and external agencies) on concepts and graphics for consumer brand products and environments.
2014 Shortlist Finalist – 1,000+ images on permanent display, created a corporate photography collection for branches.
– Created and coordinated presentation materials that effectively communicated design concepts
Sojourns Book
and positioning, while working in both team environments and as an independent contributor.
Special Innovation
– Collected and created design archives of current trends, new offerings, color forecasts and technology.
Award, 2011
Tablet Hotels Graphic Design Manager, 1996–2001
NYC Fashion Managed compelling design, brand and visual interpretation of departments’ creative assignments.
Photo Contest – Transformed an antiquated desktop publishing department into a professional, full-service
2010 Finalist in-house design agency. Consulted and created affordable solutions for 20 bank departments
on essential employee communications and engaging marketing initiatives.
Savannah College – Supervised, mentored and provided art direction to creative staff of seven: freelance designers,
of Art and Design photographers and copywriters; executed an average of 18 concurrent projects per week.
SCAD Alumni Show
2010 Finalist Senior Graphic Designer, 1991-1996
Caldor, Inc., Visual Presentation, Norwalk, CT, 1991–1996
Serbin Communications Designed, produced and distributed all prominent, visual presentation for in-store media.
Photographer’s Forum – Developed distinct graphic standards and prototype signage for six new and 28 remodeled stores.
2005 Finalist – Interfaced with planograms specialists, buyers, external vendors and senior management
to create exciting storewide promotional displays featuring consumer product brands.
Abercrombie & Kent
– Directed and orchestrated complex seasonal fashion shoots in New York, NY and South Beach, FL.
Marco Polo Photo Contest
– Hired photographers, fashion and hair/makeup stylists and top industry talent.
2001, Second Place
– Researched locations, obtained city permits, managed budgets and on-site crew.

– Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, NEWH, New York Chapter, 2013
– American Institute for Graphic Arts, AIGA, New York Chapter, 2008
– City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT, Board of Directors, 2007–2009