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Graphic design is what I love to do, so the line between work and play is thin. My experience is vast, ranging from in-house art director in corporate marketing communications, to design director of city and regional magazines, to ad agency designer and art director. I've been an independent freelance designer for the past 15 years, working remotely from my studios, first in Florida and now in New Jersey.
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR:
CAE Healthcare. Manufacturer of human patient simulators (robots) used in healthcare education by hospitals, universities and the military. I’ve designed everything from annual product catalogs, brochures, trade show displays, annual conference branding and signage, to product logos, digital communications, and advertising.
GlobeBleu. Luxury travel company based in Paris. I’ve worked as freelance design director since their original launch as EuroPanache in 2010. Responsibilities have included design and production of all collateral materials and branding.
U.S. National Committee for UN Women, Gulf Coast Chapter. Pro bono print and social media design.
Venice Magazine. Designed and produced the first five issues. Worked with and advised publisher in launch of this magazine.
DHome Magazine. Worked with and advised publisher in launch of this magazine. Designed and produced the first three issues.
Sarasota Quay. Waterfront retail development with shops, restaurants and offices. Designed and produced all print advertising during two-year contract which resulted in 100% occupancy and increased revenues. Campaigns earned Gold and Silver Addy awards.
Ringling School of Art and Design. Designed and produced collateral pieces, including development brochure for successful fund raising drive that grossed $4.5 million for new building construction. Designed alumni newsletter as well as invitations to various gallery openings.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Designed and produced annual report, ads, and Century Club newsletters.
Sarasota County Bar Association, Asolo Theatre, Katharine Butler Gallery, West Coast Realty, Frank Howell Construction, John Cannon Homes, EuroPanache, Lynx Decor, Bob Thompson Homes [luxury home builder], The Hall Agency [advertising], Agent Productions [Public Relations], and Lester Melnick [women’s apparel].
IN-HOUSE ART DIRECTOR:
D Magazine. Editorial Design Director. Responsible for redesign and production of the magazine and supervision of the art department. Designed top selling issue and increased overall newsstand sales. Received Gold General Excellence Award from CRMA, Cities & Regional Magazine Assoc.—the highest award given for overall editorial and design excellence.
D Magazine. Advertising Art Director. Responsible for concept and design of all ads and special advertising and promotional sections produced in-house. Also responsible for the design of marketing materials and proposals used for the development of new sales accounts.
SRQ Magazine. Art Director. Responsible for design and production of monthly publication, also responsible for assigning and overseeing photography and art department.
LBK Magazine. Annual Magazine. Responsibilities same as above.
SNELLING. In-house Art Director. Designed sales collateral and print advertising for a 300-office franchise system. Designed marketing brochures, calendars, and ads that contributed to company’s overall growth. Work voted best in industry by National Association of Personnel Services. Corporate sales brochure earned international Mercury Award, judged by top national ad/pr agencies and Fortune 500 CEOs.
Also designed monthly magazine and quarterly client newsletter used successfully by franchisees as business development tools. Publications recognized as best in industry by National Association of Temporary Services and National Association of Personnel Services. Magazine won international Mercury Award for excellence in corporate communications.
Art Students League, New York City
School of Visual Arts, New York City
University of Memphis, Tennessee
International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I'm a citizen of both Brazil and the United States. I grew up in South America, North America and Europe and I'm fluent in English and Portuguese, and conversant in French and Spanish.