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  • Senior Art Director

    Lead the UI, UX, and art direction for the Skill games studio at GSN Games. Responsible for UI, UX, art, animation, and audio across a bicoastal team in Boston and San Francisco, as well as outsourced resources.

  • Director, Creative Services

    GSN Games, Waltham, MA - Lead team of graphic designers, interactions designers, game artists and copywriters

    • Responsible for managing flow of marketing and ad sales requests for all of gsn.com properties
    • Lead interaction design initiatives for gsn.com
    • Art direction for GSN Cash Games production

  • Interaction Designer

    TripAdvisor.com, Newton, MA — Designer working on core property websites at TripAdvisor

    • Worked with two other core designers on homepage and hotel listing redesign
    • Redesigned hotel and things to do pages
    • Created new social activity feed and other Facebook integrations.

  • Art Director

    WorldWinner.com & GSN.com, Newton, MA — Lead design team and manage visual design of all online initiatives.

    • Manage design team and contractors
    • Organize user experience & competitive analysis testing
    • Manage analytics accounts and implementation
    • Establish and maintain branding for website and games
    • Work with partners and licenses such as Sony, Fremantle, Hasbro, and PopCap, to create cash game versions of their products
    • Design and implement Facebook cash game applications

  • Senior Graphic and UI Designer

    WorldWinner.com, Newton, MA — Design WorldWinner web pages, games, emails and all marketing materials.

    • Manage design team and resources
    • Organized user experience & competitive analysis testing
    • Lead designer in producing user interfaces for games
    • Changes to user-flow have increased registration conversions over 50% and cash player conversion over 25%
    • Developed email templates to match partner designs that increased open and click through rates 2.4% and 25.5% respectively
    • Site redesign increased cash player conversion revenue over 10%

  • Director of Web Development

    Komikwerks.com, Boston, MA — Manage and develop Komikwerks.com website, advertising, and online materials.

    • General Site Maintenance
    • Maintenance of comics properties
    • Maintenance of subscription services
    • Create Flash or other Rich Media ads
    • Recommendations on software upgrades, new technology, new features, and other enhancements for the website

  • Web Designer

    Terra Lycos, Waltham, MA — Design websites, sub-sections and online compaigns for Terra Lycos properties.

    • Redesigned and art directed Gamesville.com to target a female audience
    • Lead designer producing online Java and Flash games for Gamesville.com
    • Converted Gamesville.com to W3C standard compliant XHTML/CSS, reducing page weight and improving Keynote loading time
    • Developed traffic drivers to promote Lycos brands and increase network traffic
    • Designed and developed various pages for Lycos properties such as Sports, Music,
    • Entertainment, and Matchmaker.com

  • Associate Producer

    Lycos Gamesville, Watertown, MA — Created online documents, promotional materials, and managed sub-sections of the Gamesville.com website.

    • Assisted production team in the creation of online games
    • Managed standings and results for weekly prize games
    • Performed QA across several platforms and browsers; and created ancillary game materials such as help files and log in pages
    • Processed winners pictures using Photoshop and posted to the website

  • Freelance Design

    Ongoing assignments for independent clients like Openbay and Bostinno, which include UI direction/design/development, consulting, and online advertising initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skilled at handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously on tight deadlines
  • An innovative and effective problem-solver
  • Ability to communicate with people at various levels of business and management
  • Solid computer and software knowledge

EXPERTISE

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Flash
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and image optimization for the web
  • Macintosh and PC expertise
  • Audio and Video production

EDUCATION

M.A., Media Arts - December 1999

Emerson College, Boston, MA. GPA: 3.75 of 4. Concentrations: video, audio, and new media production.

B.A., English, Minor: Theatre - May 1997

Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY. GPA: 3.2 of 4. Course work included technical writing, information design, computer graphics, and building web pages.