Dynamic creative professional with a proven record of managing large projects from concept to completion. Skilled at building
relationships between cross-functional teams, collaboration, and finding the right balance between tight deadlines and high
quality work. Adaptable. Effective. Organized.

SKILLS:
Technical Knowledge: Adobe Photoshop (Expert), Adobe InDesign (Proficient), Adobe Illustrator (Basic), Capture One (Basic), Microsoft Word (Proficient), Microsoft Excel (Basic), Microsoft Powerpoint (Basic), Mac OS; other proprietary software.
Leadership & Workflow Skills: Creative Ideation, Creative Deck Development, Creative Team Management, Project Management, High Volume Production, Photo Editing, Photo Markup Instruction, Quality Assurance.

EXPERIENCE:
Freelance Art Director, Photo Retoucher, & Illustrator (May 2002 - Present)
● E-commerce and Editorial Photography Art Direction: Tommy Bahama, RRD.
● Photo Retouching: Nordstrom, Facebook, Redfin, NARS, Cutter & Buck, Boeing, Seattle Bride Magazine.
● Illustration: Moment App, City University of New York, Cambridge University Press, Offbeat Empire.
Art Director - Nordstrom (September 2012 - May 2019)
● Planned, cast, and directed Nordstrom’s kids editorial photography shoots, including monthly regular price items, Back to School, Holiday, and Anniversary Sale.
● Memorized and implemented Nordstrom’s style and photography guides, increasing production from 40 garments per day to 65 garments per day.
● Managed two photography crews at a time, doubling e-commerce on-figure photography editing from 250 shots per day to 500 shots per day.
Senior Digital Image Editor - Nordstrom (June 2012 - September 2012)
● Updated photo retouching standards, including writing scripts and actions, for Nordstrom’s Designer editorial photography, reducing retouching time from 30 mins per image to 10 minutes per image.
● Trained multiple new hires on new photo retouching standards, producing a consistent visual identity for Nordstrom’s e-commerce and editorial photography.
● Developed and maintained a tight production schedule, resolving issues and building trust between the retouching and administrative teams.
Digital Image Editor - Nordstrom (April 2005 - June 2012)
● Produced  a consistent visual identity for Nordstrom’s e-commerce photography by sustaining superior photo retouching standards.
Artist - Filter Digital (June 2004 - April 2005)
● Fulfilled a wide-range of needs for numerous clients as an Illustrator, Photo Retoucher, Designer, Mock-up Artist, and other roles. All positions required tight deadlines and close attention to detail.
Lead Digital Painter - Hot Java Productions (May 2003-Jan 2004)
● Created color and lighting stories to lead the creative direction for a series of direct-to-video motion comics.

EDUCATION:
Ringling College of Art & Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration/Painting
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