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CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL Proprietor of StudioBZ which provides multimedia and digital design for websites and print. Services include writing, photography, illustration, graphic design and social media. Adobe professional with extensive knowledge of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate (Flash), Premiere, Dreamweaver and Muse. ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE Extensive career in NYC as an Art Director and Copywriter working for distinguished advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey Advertising and Benton & Bowles for international clients including General Mills, Proctor & Gamble and Helene Curtis. Developed marketing strategies, business presentations, and product introductions. Conceptualized and initiated multimedia advertising campaigns with personal oversight of all production including set design, casting, costumes, directing, editing, animation, music & soundtrack, photography, illustration, graphic design and printing. DESIGN EXPERIENCE Provided the following services to high-end Architects and Interior Designers in NYC & CT: Created proposals and presentations, assisted with marketing and public relations campaigns. Project development including space planning, hand-drafting, sketches and architectural renderings. Sourced and specified materials, finishes, furniture, lighting, hardware and accessories. BUSINESS OWNER Creator and Proprietor of Hedgehog & Company, LLC located in Easton, CT-Dealers of Art, Antiques, Vintage Decor and Estate Sales Services which provides valuation services, accounting, marketing, purchasing & sales in addition to the organizing and oversite of estate liquidations. EDUCATION Certificate/Graduate Fine Arts & Illustration, Design and Advertising from Paier College of Art, New Haven, CT Certification in Fine & Decorative Arts Appraisal from New York University, NYC, NY (in conjunction with Sotheby's New York, NY): Additional Design Studies include: Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY and the New York School of Interior Design, NYC, NY Additional Fine Arts Studies include: Silvermine Guild of Arts, New Canaan, CT Certification in Computer Arts and Multimedia Studies completed at Westchester Art Workshop, Peekskill, NY Certification in Computer Graphics & Web Design completed at New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Trumbull, CT EXHIBITIONS Paintings: Silvermine Guild of Arts, New Canaan, CT WPA Gallery, Cross River, NY Spring Street Art Center, South Salem, NY Paintings and Photography: Easton Library, Easton, CT Photography: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT Sculpture/Mixed Media: Project Return Annual Birdhouse Exhibit & Auction, Westport, CT AWARDS & RECOGNITION Numerous awards include: Proctor & Gamble Business Building Award, Advertising Club of NY Award of Merit, Saatchi & Saatchi Annual Creative Award, Adweek Best Spot, "Absolut Participation" winning entry Interviews: Backstage Magazine and Gannett Newspapers
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