An award-winning creative working currently for one of the largest and most recognizable brands in the world.
6.2005 - Present
Group Art Director – Disney Destinations LLC.
Lead and manage a team in designing and producing visually compelling creative for print, video and on-line tactics.
Art directed video and still photoshoots simultaneously on location in Scotland, Israel, Jordan, Peru and New York City as well as various photoshoots both domestically and globally.
Launched Disney Main St. Magazine, a domestic magazine for the Disneyland Resort that increased attendance and hotel stays as well as consumer awareness of events happening around the Resort. The success of this magazine influenced the development of a similiar version at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Redesigned the creative look and feel for Adventures by Disney, elevating the brand across multiple platforms, including an award-winning 80+ page brochure.
Consistently develop a wide variety of creative from concept to completion that is engaging, on strategy and produced under tight budgets and time lines.
6.2000 - 6.2005
Senior Art Director – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Design and art direct the creative solutions for sales and marketing collateral of the various hotel properties at the Disneyland Resort.
Concept and direct photoshoots that highlighted guest experience at the Disneyland Resort, from casting through to final selects and color-correcting of images.
8.1997 - 6.2000
Design Manager – Disney Consumer Products.
Design and oversee a team of freelance designers in developing creative packaging for multiple Disney brands including film and various Mickey Mouse properties.
Design and write creative packaging guidelines that would inspire external licensees.
Worked closely with multiple licensees to ensure that their packaging was on brand.
Brainstormed with licensees to develop unique packaging concepts that fit their product yet was still within the packaging guidelines for each brand.
2.1992 - Present
Freelance Creative – Gerry Design
Guest speaker and art director for illustration classes at F.I.T., New York,
Assign creative projects and work with students to give them experience in working with an art director.
Salisbury College of Art, Salisbury, England.
BA Equivalent/Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, iWork, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office.
Travel Weekly Magellan Award
Creativity Design Awards
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