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com Phone: 805-494-7974 Summary of Qualifications - Creative Director (5 years) - Experience in a business startup environment (5 years) - Web site development (12 years) - Product Development (10 years) - Experience in a structured corporate environment (5 years) - Graphic designer and Illustrator (21 years) - Brand development (3 years) Key Achievements - Conceptualized and prototyped Web site for the Fox show, Family Guy - Emmy award and nominations for 2 interactive projects - Designed first video on demand project for MySpace - Awarded Worlds Best Designed newspaper by the Society for News Design - Re-designed a top 10 newspaper Web site ( - Directed, development and designed for over 20 Web sites - Created illustrations and graphics for the New York Times Co. - Designed and built first online historical archives for which u tilized over 100 years of newspapers - Awarded the New York Times Chairmans Award for excellence in design - Governors scholar for visual arts in the state of South Carolina Professional Experience Executive Creative Director (January 2010-September 2010) Canvas Technology Inc. (Company spun off from Fox) - Responsible for design development for marketing, sales and client base for co ntent management system originally created under the Fox Interactive Media name. - Devised guidelines for brand awareness and consistency in media and non-media markets by establishing stylebook, office layout and design along with the devel opment of sales/marketing material. - Sales team successfully entered market with case studies, one sheets and brand ed sales pieces that established strong market awareness. Creative Director/Director of Creative Services (August 2006-December 31, 2009) Fox Interactive Media (News Corp.) - Planned, implemented and directed all creative projects. Led Creative staff in the development of design initiatives within Fox Interactive Media including de velopment of core product, building brand awareness and marketing. - Conceptualized new Family Guy web site utilizing interactive features that inv ited readers to spend more time on the site resulting in more value for advertisers and sponsors. - Designed first video-on-demand tool for MySpace and Fox owned and operated tel evision stations. VOD Design incorporated advertising used in both page display and in video programming. Director of Creative Development (July 2000 July 2006) Belo Interactive (Belo Corp.) - Developed and organized multiple revenue-driven projects by storyboarding, des igning, prototyping and implementing projects from concept to launch. Teamed wit h in-house and external partners to deliver high-traffic, revenue-minded sites. Built relationship with marketing to push brand forward. - Created an Emmy-nominated editorial project that invited readers to participat e in user journalism. The project contributed in building over a million daily p

age views for - Transformed the design of a historical archive that tapped into a hundred year s worth of electronic newspapers utilizing a successful for-profit subscription program. Profits increased 60%. - Conceptualized and built design projects that resulted in higher page views an d delivered interactive news pieces that were first in the market. Design Editor (1989 - 2000) New York Times Company - Designed and developed compelling newspaper projects, magazine layouts, illust rations and worked with reporters and editors to deliver ground breaking news st ories in a visually consistent and meaningful manner. - Launched one of the first newspaper web sites inside the New York Times Region al Newspaper Group. - Directed photographers and artists to create award-winning and original design s. Awarded the highest award for newspaper design by the Society for News Design . Education BFA in Graphic Design Savannah College of Art and Design (1989) Professional Associations Member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards and Honors Dallas Press Club Katie Awards Best Web Site Business Content for Biz Insight newsletter National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy awarded for Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, Belo Interactive National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Interactivity Emmy nomination for Witness to History, Columbia Shutt le Tragedy Society for News Design: Award of Excellence for Editorial Design Best Designed Newspaper Award New York Times Company: Chairmans Award