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RESUME

Let's make cool shit.

 
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Hi there!

I’m a left-brain creative and art director based in Washington, DC. I've dedicated myself to leading teams of talented designers, and building flexible design systems that help businesses scale.

Over the past eight years, I've led teams to create sharp, unique designs and campaigns that set brands apart, drive meaningful engagement, and deliver on key business objectives.

 
 

Let's make something beautiful together.

 
 

 

EXPERTISE

Project management

systems thinking

Adobe Creative Suite

Photography


 
 

EXPERIENCE

 
 

Art Director, CAVA

February 2015 to Present

  • Established brand’s creative identity through graphics, photography, video, and physical restaurant + operations design.

  • Developed and maintain brand standards across all platforms, including print, digital marketing, social media, mobile applications, and in-restaurant experience.

  • Built and managed a highly-productive design team of four, responsible for executing projects on tight deadlines for CAVA’s restaurants and grocery products.

  • Constructed a series of adaptive creative processes to set goals, intake project requests, and execute more than 300 projects per year, including seasonal 360 brand campaigns, hiring + training assets, and signage for rapid expansion of restaurants.

  • Played an integral role in the brand’s expansion from 8 restaurants to more than 50, leading all aspects of the art and design process.

 

Digital Designer + Multimedia Editor, ENERGY.GOV

July 2012 - February 2015

  • Curated, coordinated, and enhanced all graphic content for Energy.gov, including infographics, website design, and interactive data projects.

  • Collaborated with data and video specialists to produce dynamic visuals for both the Energy Department and the White House

  • Planned and designed all infographics for breakthrough news announcements, consumer resources, and research reports.

  • Maintained historical photo archives both internally and externally via social media accounts with up to 600k followers. Served as an official event photographer for both Secretary Steven Chu and Secretary Ernest Moniz.

  • Developed visuals for all outreach efforts, including weekly newsletters, photo galleries, videos, data maps, infographics, and website interface improvements.

 

Communications Assistant, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

September 2010 - July 2012

  • Wrote, edited, and designed more than 50 CIPE newsletters, annual reports, articles, and books in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

  • Coordinated organization-wide website overhaul for cipe.org, involving contract management, online content management, and rebranding.

  • Supported communication and deputy directors in strategic outreach, earned media publications, campaign planning, and writing.

 

Foreign Trade Analyst, US Department of Labor

October 2009 - August 2010

  • Conducted economic research on workers who lost their jobs due to foreign trade. The program sent displaced workers back into training programs for industries that were not negatively impacted by foreign trade.

 

Graphic Designer, UCLA Athletics

June 2008 - June 2009

  • Designed and installed new athletic exhibits and display cases viewed by hundreds of  students, tourists, alumni and recruiters daily. Specialized in print exhibit and vinyl-cut design, and managed distribution of  art production requests for athletic administration officials, NCAA coaches, and corporate sponsors.
 
 

 
 

EDUCATION

 

University of  California, Los AngeleS

June 2009

 

B.A. in International Development Studies with Arabic and Islamic Studies Minor

 

 
 

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