GARDEN STATE YOGA, Bloomfield, NJ – RYT 200 Certification (Hatha Yoga, Level 1)
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, Madison, NJ – B.A – Fine Arts/ Computer Graphics
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NYC – Web Design Basic Core: Color Theory, Digital Imaging w/ Photoshop and Web Design; Fashion Photo-styling Continuing Education Course; Intensive Fashion Design Program


10.11 to Pres. | Web & Graphic Designer, ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE, NJ

  • Creative Direction (management) of new Brand Campaign (effective April 2014)
  • Launched Online College Catalog essex.edu/onlinecatalog, April 2012
  • Launched Summer Youth Programs Portal essex.edu/summercamp
  • Art Direction/ Design of 2012 AND 2013 Summer Print ad campaign ‘Rethink Summer. Graduate Sooner’
  • Worked with the Content Manager to launch Facebook and re-launch Twitter
  • Implemented Google Analytics across existing site pages
  • Manage Freelance Web Development
  • Member of College Core Strategic Planning Team
  • Daily Web Production

10.11 to 01.15 | Freelance Digital Art Director, BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE, NYC
05.10 to 10.11 | Digital Art Director, BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE, NYC

  • Art Direction/ Design of BlackEnterprise.com, beta launch June 20, 2011
  • Design of 2010 – 2012 Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Event microsite and banners
  • Design of 2010 – 2012 Women Power Summit Event microsite and banners
  • Design of 2011 – 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo microsite and banners
  • Art Direction of BlackEnterprise.com Mobile Platform, launch Q4 2010
  • Art Direction/ Design Sales Mocks and Digital Packages for custom sponsored ad campaigns; print and web creative (i.e. blackenterprise.com/sbu)
  • Re-designed circulation digital ads and ROS placement; increased subscriptions
  • Managed Department Producers and Design Interns
  • Tools: Brightcove, Survey Monkey, WidgetBox, Omniture, WordPress, Limelight, Ning

01.07 to 11.09 | Senior Web Designer/ Developer, ESSENCE MAGAZINE, NYC

  • Art Direction/ Re-design of Essence.com, live: September 2008 – November 2009
  • Art Direction/ Design of Essence Makeover Magic Tool, launch June 15, 2009
  • Design of 2007 and 2008 Essence Music Festival site and digital promo assets
  • Provide creative direction to online design staff, junior designers and interns
  • 2007 ESSENCE Employee Recognition Award Recipient.
  • 2 Merit Bonuses earned during 2007
  • 2007 ASME National Award Finalist, General Excellence Interactive Feature Category for 30 Dates In 30 Days
  • 2008 ASME National Award Finalist, General Excellence Interactive Feature Category for Will You Marry Me 2008
  • Monthly page views increased progressively since date of hire
  • Tools: Contests/Sweepstakes, Polls/ Quizzes, Scribble Boards, Photo-upload

07.05 to 01.07 | Off-site Freelance Web Designer, ESSENCE MAGAZINE, NYC

01.05 to 07.05 | F/t Freelance Web Designer, ESSENCE MAGAZINE, NYC

06.02 to 11.02 | Jr. Web Designer, ESSENCE MAGAZINE, NYC

07.05 to 01.07 | F/t Senior Designer (Web/ Print), BZA, Little Falls, NJ
Web design, site maintenance and project management for BZA’s established and new clients. Print projects include advertisements and corporate branding.
Clients: Office Buddies Day, Antonio Mozzarella, M Teixeria Soapstone, Zone-a-trol / Zonefirst, The Heart of Yoga, Travel 15 and F & O Security

06.01 – 10.01 | Asst. Fashion Coordinator, BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT, NYC
Fashion Photo styling/ Personal Shopping for the Executive, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. Assistant to the Executive Assistant For Sean John Clothing. Talent Scout (models and dancers) for various Bad Boy projects.

02.01 – 05.01 | Graphic Design Intern, BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT – NYC


PC and Mac. MS Office. HTML, CSS, WordPress as CMS (PHP). Adobe CS4/5 Design Suite, Quark Xpress 6.3. Apple iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Brightcove and Limelight Video Publishing.

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