Experience

The Estée Lauder Companies

Director, Corporate Design Group, Global Communications
2015-Current

Stakeholder communications for this $11B global luxury beauty leader

Decker Design, Inc.

Design Director
2011-2015

Responsible for maintaining client relationships, inspiring staff, and designing effective multi-channel campaigns—hands-on. Clients include BlackRock, AIGA, Dechert, Lenox Advisors, and Mutual of America

Ross Culbert & Lavery, Inc.

Art Director
2003–2011

Print and interactive design for educational institutions, nonprofits and especially law firms including Cahill, Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and Milbank

Calfo Aron Inc.

Partner
1993–2003

Design and advertising for clients including McGraw-Hill, PwC, NY Philharmonic, and NYU School of Law

Education

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

BFA

Professors included the legendary Massimo Vignelli, Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Herb Lubalin and Henry Wolf

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

Scholarship to attend an intensive commercial printing workshop

Syracuse University

Advertising and Design Undergraduate Program

Academy of Fine Art & Design

Belgium

AFS Exchange Student; all coursework in Flemish

Continuing Education

HTML5 & CSS3 Best Practices, Service Design, Mobile First, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Responsive Web Development

Skills

Pitch, present, estimate, lead, inspire, collaborate, conceptualize, strategize, create, wireframe, supervise, budget, shoot, direct, write, proof, print, code, invoice

Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress

Expert experience with typography, paper, printing and finishing

Ability to direct and motivate front-end designers and back-end programmers to produce user-friendly online experiences featuring the latest technologies

 

Related

 

Contributor

Design Career: Practical Knowledge for Beginning Graphic Designers; Designing with Illustration; Logo, Font & Lettering Bible; Typography Essentials; Sourcebook for Visual Ideas

Lecturer

City College, New York University, The Cooper Union

Educator

Parsons School of Design