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Summary ​

Established graphic designer and event planner with a career that

spans over twenty-five years. Direct experience​ with corporate identity, university book and publications design, special event planning,

retail, and independent consulting. Keen ability to define, communicate,

and produce comprehensive design projects at both a business and creative level. A dedicated professional recognized as a leader adept

at collaborating with teams, with strong organizational skills and the

ability to resolve unexpected challenges.

Sales Associate • Jill McGowan, Inc
​2015-2018

Supported the brand identity, retail sales and visual merchandising for a high-end retail store for women.

Creative Director • Metcalf Design

​2002-2016

Graphic design, corporate identity and marketing communications.

Developed strategic design solutions for Bennington Museum,

Harvard University, MIT, Plein Air Vermont, State Street Global Advisors,

State Street Corporation and other high-profile clients.

Event Planner • Bennington Museum

​2008-2012

Festival of Trees Annual Fundraiser. Assisted museum staff with internal planning, themed concept and implementation of annual event. Coordinated volunteers, supervised work teams and served as

Co-chair on Museum's Steering and Decorations Committee.​

 

Sr Designer/Design Manager • MIT Design Services

1984-1996

Managed the graphic design and production of 300 publications

a year describing MIT programs and activities, worked with clients

and vendors to ensure the editorial and budgetary needs of Institute publications, and actively promoted high standards of design excellence.

Book Designer • MIT Press

1978-1984

Book and jacket design for publishing titles including art and architecture, science and technology, artificial intelligence, computer science and environmental studies.

 

Experience ​
Education
Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Graphic Design • Minor in Photography

 

QC School of Event Planning

IEWP Diploma • International Event & Wedding Professional

CDC Learning Institute

Southern Vermont Career Development Center • Bennington VT

Online distance education courses.

Hampshire College

Amherst, Massachusetts • Liberal Arts Curriculum

Skills

Adobe InDesign CC

Photoshop CC

Bridge CC

Acrobat DC

Honors

AIGA Book Show

AIGA USA3 Design Leadership

American Association of University Presses

Art Directors Club of Boston

Art Museum Association of America

Communication Arts Design Annual

Creative Club of Boston

Graphis Annual

New England Book Show

Print Casebooks 9

University & College Designers Association

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