Microsoft, 2018-Present – Engineering Escalation Program Manager (contract)
Develop, maintain, and manage program requirements, plans, timeline, issues, risks and challenges. Work closely with program/process owners, stakeholders, and business partners to identify business change and drive the consensus necessary to adopt a manageable change strategy. Lead cross-organization project teams towards targeted outcomes.
BLANK Digital, 2016-2018 – Director of Creative Services & Emerging Media
Managed all creative direction on new media projects. Developed and implemented workflow procedures. Handled budgeting, hiring, prep and post-production on 360° Video, Interactive, Virtual-Reality, and Video productions. Pitched major clients and crafted compelling presentations on a daily basis.
Clients: Compass Realty, Douglas Elliman Realty, Mark Seliger, Harry Winston, Doubletree, MAC Cosmetics
Urban Print & Motion, 2011-2016 – Creative Services Workflow Manager / Special Projects
Directed creative on all aspects of overall prepress production. Created and implemented imaging and prepress workflow. Oversaw and trained staff in imaging production and advanced retouching techniques. Handled all challenging, technical, and time-specific special projects.
Clients: DKNY, Vidal Sassoon, La Mer, Tory Burch, Bath & Body Works, Michael Kors, David Yurman, Nautica
Freelance, 2010-2011 – Digital Imaging Artist
Clients: Verizon, Weight Watchers, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Maybelline, Microsoft
CDM New York, 2004-2010 – Vice President, Digital Imaging Supervisor
Responsible for daily operation of the Digital Imaging Department. Organized workflow and scheduling for retouching and photo studios. Developed and implemented all policies and procedures. Managed and trained full-time staff of retouchers, CG artists, and photographers, hiring freelancers as needed.
Clients: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Biogen, Amgen, Novo Nordisk, Lipitor, Viagra
Vertegrate, 2003-2004 – Director of Digital Studio Services
Managed all aspects of production from concept through release. Responsible for all final digital production work. Developed and maintained digital studio workflow system. Worked with printers to ensure color fidelity.
FCB Health, 2000-2003 – Senior Digital Retoucher
Heavy, highly complicated Photoshop work retouching high-resolution images for final output. Worked closely with art directors on color correction, image manipulation, mechanical builds and production of original art.
Clients: Pfizer, United States Postal Service, Zyvox, Singulair
CMG Communications, 1996-1998 – Senior Production Artist / Designer
Built mechanicals, scanned/retouched images, and prepared ads for release. Collaborated with art directors on layouts, revisions and comps. Created 3D graphics, multimedia presentations, and websites.
Clients: Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Johnnie Walker, Moldova, Pivot Rules, Tauck
The Glens Falls Post-Star, 1993-1994 – Copy Editor / Graphic Artist
Responsibilities included the daily editing and layout of 8-10 newspaper pages. Designed weekly sections and contributed occasional columns. Created maps, charts, graphics, and illustrations.