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EXPERIENCE

Cohen & Company

One of the top 50 CPA firms in the country, with 650 associates across 10 offices, Cohen & Company has also been also been recognized as the 5th fastest growing accounting firm, according to Accounting Today.

Senior Graphic Designer
2019 – Present

Manages the visual identity and brand direction of Cohen & Company
Develops the processes and structure of the newly formed art department
Collaborates with the marketing team to generate ideas for further brand recognition across all markets
Creates collateral for prospective client meetings, company events and internal and external communications, including but not limited to, sell sheets, placemats, infographics, prospectuses, email newsletter templates, website graphics, advertisements, invitations and Powerpoint decks
Oversees the work of freelance photographers for corporate headshots, company events and editorial work
Designs the biannual magazine Taxonomics, which features clients and relevant industry information
Works directly with printers to ensure materials are produced efficiently and to ensure color consistency across all products

Medical Mutual

The largest and oldest insurer based in Ohio, committed to improving the lives of Ohioans by offering high-quality medical, life, dental and vision coverage.

Senior Graphic Designer
2016 – 2019

Designed collateral including but not limited to brochures, fliers, print and digital advertisements, direct mail, postcards, forms and banners
Redesigned, art directed and produced of Medical Mutual’s Community Report, a 60-page book outlining the company’s charitable giving and volunteer service throughout the state
Assigned and directed photo shoots for advertising campaigns, company sponsored events and volunteer service days around the state
Managed the design direction of the Medicare and Medicare Supplement, individual and indemnity lines of business, which contributed to a 15% increase in new contracts
Provided guidance and direction to the junior graphic designer, which improved the consistency and strength of their work
Assisted in the redesign of the Medical Mutual brand, including a refresh of the logo, templates, brand colors and website design that is currently being implemented
Involved in strategic meetings to develop new advertising campaign messages

Great Lakes Publishing

An award-winning publishing company based in Cleveland, Ohio; producers of Ohio Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, Lake Erie Living, custom publishing and Ripple Effect Interactive.

Art Director, Ohio Magazine
2008 – 2016

Managed the design and brand of Ohio Magazine, an award-winning monthly publication that celebrates the beauty, adventure and fun of life in the Buckeye State
• Assigned, motivated and directed local and national photographers, illustrators and freelance designers to contribute to the award-winning design of Ohio Magazine
• Inspired readers through clean, well-designed page layout
• Oversaw the Ohio Magazine art budget, including invoicing and expenses
• Lent assistance and direction to other publications within the company to help keep projects on schedule and offer constructive feedback
• Redesigned OhioMagazine.com to improve responsiveness, clarity, design and search functionality, which led to increased traffic, in addition to award recognition
• Handled content updates ohiomagazine.com

Assistant Art Director
Ohio Magazine, LongWeekends magazine and Custom Publishing Division
2006 – 2008

• Created new and creative solutions for Ohio Magazine, while continuing to work within the set design parameters, under the direction of the art director
• Assigned and directed photographers, illustrators, and freelance designers
• Redesigned and managed the layout of LongWeekends, a bi-annual travel publication published by Ohio Magazine
• Developed creative solutions for client-driven, custom publications. Clients included: The Ohio Arts Council, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau

Assistant Production Coordinator
August 2005 – June 2006

As part of the company’s production department, I designed advertisements, event, party and award ceremony collateral and pre-flighted files for three monthly publications and associated custom publications. I also supported the art department in any capacity to ensure timely completion of projects.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Proficient in color-correction, photo-editing and camera RAW files
• On-set styling and prop gathering experience
• Photo and video shooting and editing capabilities
• Social media writing and photography competency

PROGRAMS

Adobe Creative Suite | CS-CC
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat and Reader

Microsoft Office
Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook

Other Programs
Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Oxcyon Centralpoint, WordPress

EDUCATION

Susquehanna University | Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
B.A. Graphic Design

AWARDS

2017
Second Place: Best Monthly Magazine: Ohio Magazine
Ohio SPJ Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

Second Place: Magazine Website: ohiomagazine.com
Press Club of Cleveland: Excellence in Journalism Awards

2016
Best Graphic Designer in Ohio
Press Club of Cleveland: Excellence in Journalism Awards

First Place: Cover Design: “Food Adventures, March 2015”
Press Club of Cleveland: Excellence in Journalism Awards

2015
Best Magazine: Ohio Magazine
Press Club of Cleveland: Excellence in Journalism Awards

2013
Best Monthly Magazine: Ohio Magazine
Ohio SPJ Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

2012
Best Graphic Designer in Ohio
Ohio SPJ Awards, Society of Professional Journalists

2011
Best Magazine: Ohio Magazine
Best Website Graphic Design/Navigation: ohiomagazine.com
Ohio SPJ Awards, Society of Professional Journalists