Education
Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York
Bachelor of Fine & Applied Arts
Major: Graphic Design, 1988-1990
Mohawk Valley Community College 
1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, New York
Major: Advertising Design & Production, 1986-1988

Experience
Freelance Graphic Designer
Melissa Corrigan Design
8-D Par Place, Queensbury, New York
August 2002 - Present
Work closely with clients throughout the creative process, from initial kick-off meetings, to presenting ideas and working through revisions, to final creative approval and delivery of work. Creative work includes advertising (digital and traditional), brochures, corporate ID, custom illustrations, infographics, invitations, logos, postcards, posters, powerpoint presentations, promotional items, signage, t-shirt graphics, and websites. Notable work includes developing various logos, postcards, posters, and other various materials for the Schenectady City School District.

Graphic Designer/Marketing Communications
Saratoga Hospital/Albany Med Health System
211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, New York
March 2018 - Present
Work directly with department managers and leadership teams on various marketing pieces. Responsible for a creative brand refresh on print marketing materials (internal and external audience). Creative refresh work includes advertising, brochures, corporate ID, newsletters, postcards, posters, powerpoint presentations, recruiting sale sheets, and t-shirt graphics. Plus, creative support for foundation events. Notable work includes developing the Albany Med Health System logo and Quality annual report.
Art Director
Allegory Studios & CultureTalk
153 Regent Street, Saratoga Springs, New York
July 2008 - November 2017
Collaborated with company leadership in the creative development of over 25 brand stories including advertisements, billboards, corporate ID, email campaigns, infographics, logos, marketing collateral, powerpoint presentations, social media graphics, tradeshow booths, testimonial videos, truck graphics, and websites. Managed design direction of in-house and freelance designers. Notable work included two Marcom Award-winning projects: the Balzer and Tuck website (balzertuck.com), and the “Faith & Family” driver recruitment campaign for Nussbaum Transportation, which included developing four family-themed full-wrap trailer graphics from campaign inception to photomanipulation of final art.  
Additionally, worked side-by-side with company leadership and led all creative efforts in the complete brand development, promotion, and launch of CultureTalk.com. Creative work included advertising, certification and workshop training materials, email campaigns, logo, marketing collateral, social media graphics, testimonial videos and website.
Assistant Advt./Private Label Supervisor
The Golub Corporation
501 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, New York
August 1999 - August 2002 
Assistant Advt./Private Label Supervisor: June 2000 - August 2002
Responsible for the design and management of multi-packaging design projects from inception and presentation to stakeholders, to the approval of printed materials. Managed two in-house graphic designers and various freelance artists. Notable work included three consecutive NORI Finalist Award-winning packaging designs for Price Chopper Facial Tissues (four design), Maraschino Cherries, and Pure Maple Syrup.
Graphic Designer: August 1999 - June 2000
Responsibilities involved the creative development of multi-packaging design projects from inception and development of mock-ups for presentation, to final printed materials.

Graphic Designer
Fletcher-Barnhardt & White
3925 Rose Lake Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina
July 1996 - May 1999
Worked directly with department leadership and coworkers to develop unique, creative solutions for various promotional and graphic design projects. Notable work included the PICA Gold Award-winning custom die-cut Kentucky Derby Invitation for MCI/Worldcom and “The Sounds of Summer” SunDrop sweepstakes campaign for Dr. Pepper, which included advertisements, billboards, internal store signage, music CD and tray card designs, packaging, premium items, and t-shirt graphics.
Art Director
Custom Printers & Design Graphix  
2315 South Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina
April 1994 - July 1996
Managed a variety of creative design work going through the department in a timely fashion. Responsible for the management and training of another designer. Creative work included developing advertisements, brochures, corporate ID, logos, music CD covers and tray card designs, postcards, and posters. 

Graphic Designer
Iuppa/McCartan Marketing Communications
2332 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York
February 1991 - March 1993
Sourced photography from industry-leading photographers. Developed creative solutions highlighting new products and features offered by Eastman Kodak through such avenues as advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and tradeshow materials.

Skills & Achievements 
Macintosh Desktop Programs
Expert-Level Experience:  Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe XD, Adobe Adobe Comp, Adobe Draw, Adobe Sketch, Procreate, WordPress, HubSpot, Qualtrics, and Microsoft Office products.
Traditional Art
Pencil, Markers, Oils, Acrylics, and Watercolors.

Honors & Awards
2017 Marcom Award Winner: Balzer & Tuck Website
2017 Marcom Award Winner: Nussbaum Driver Recruitment Campaign
2012 ReBrand Merit Award: NBS
2011 ReBrand Notable Award: Walking Mountains
2002 NORI Finalist: Price Chopper Facial Tissue
2001 NORI Finalist: Price Chopper Pure Maple Syrup
2000 NORI Finalist: Price Chopper Maraschino Cherries
1999 PICA Gold Award: MCI Kentucky Derby Invite

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