Graphic Arts Institute,
San Francisco, California
Multimedia & Web Design, Summer 1997.

University of California at Berkeley,
Berkeley, California
Certificate in Graphic Design, 1997.

LDM Art Institute of Florence,
Florence, Italy
Post-graduate studies in Graphic Design & Graphic Illustration, Fall 1995.

Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois
Post-graduate studies in Computer Animation & Art History, 1994-1995.

The George Washington University,
Washington, DC
BA 1993.


Dual Citizenship USA & Germany. Fluent in German. Basic Italian and French.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator at expert level) and InDesign, QuarkXpress, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Conversant with HTML, some Flash & Director, and FilemakerPro.


2005 PL Buyer Packaging Award for Full Circle green tea.

2007 PL Buyer Packaging Award for Full Circle frozen fish.
Sailpointe Creative Group
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Private label packaging design for brands including Hy-Top, Parade, Red & White, IGA and and team designer for Laura Lynn.
Full proficiency in FDA labeling regulations required.

Topco Associates, LLC
Skokie, Illinois
Freelance Packaging Designer
Private label packaging design for brands including Big Y, Full Circle, Paws and Shurfine.

Chicago, Illinois
Freelance Graphic Designer
Advertising design with Ambrosi, and Ogilvy. Business collateral design for DePaul University. Packaging design for Topco Associates.

Aquent Partners
Chicago, Illinois
Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance publication design and multimedia with such clients as McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, Townsend Agency, Upshot, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, YMCA of USA, Avid Group (now 141 Communicator), and Jenner & Block.

Sun Consultants
Chicago, Illinois
Freelance Graphic Designer
Business collateral design with Sturm, Rosenberg & King.

Chicago, Illinois
November 1999
Freelance Packaging Designer
Brand packaging design concepts for Zion cookies.

Source, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
July 1998-June 1999
Freelance Packaging Designer
Freelance assignments entailed being a team-member in developing brand identity and packaging design. Clients included Goody, MemberÍs Mark, Bissell, and Clorox.
Michael Stanard, Inc.
Evanston, Illinois
June 1998
Freelance Graphic Designer
Publication design for True Blue, Priester Aviation, Old Town School of Folk Music, and Michael Stanard, Inc. promotional projects.

McGuire Associates
Evanston, Illinois
March 1998-January 1999
Freelance Graphic Designer
Publication design for HornbeckÍs, Bonar Floors, National Kidney Cancer Association, The Exponent and Diamond Shamrock.

Landor Associates
London, England.
September-December 1997.
Freelance Packaging Designer
Graphic Design Work Placement. Entailed being a team member in developing brand identity and corporate identity. Clients included WalkerÍs, KF Sweets, Doritos, Orion, Durex, Proctor & Gamble, Sabic.


available upon request.

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