A proven Project Manager and Digital Artist with diverse expertise and deep knowledge of interactive and creative pipelines. A highly organized, positive communicator with the ability to simplify complex data and process. The consummate collaborator who juggles independent tasks to ensure success.
Kelly Art Studios, LLC, Sun Sea Originals, LLC 2001 - Present
Professional Artist | Designer | Illustrator | Photographer | Teacher
Launched successful commercial art studios. Created and sold original art. Taught clients Art Portfolio, Design and Social Marketing. Painted murals researched and developed new products; film directed events. Clients include ARCOS, Holiday House, Atheneum Books, Penguin Books, Teaching K-8 Magazine.
Left Brain Games, Inc., Torrington, CT 2014 - 2015
Creative Technologist (Part time)
Responsible for B2B marketing, prototyping, responsive design, and original art, UI, UX and testing of mobile games. Worked collaboratively. Balanced game innovation alongside UX design and digital style guides. Designed website. Clients: DARPA, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Eye Gaze, and Mattel Corp.
Developing Artist Institute, LLC, Manchester, CT 2001 - 2006
Founder | Director | Teacher
Founded a successful private art school. Managed staff. Strategized and designed marketing and communication content. Taught art classes in fast-paced environment with 200+ year-round students. Set boundaries and negotiated win/win outcomes. Focused on people - teachers, parents, and students.
The Mcgraw-Hill Companies, New Media Division 1991- 2001
Project Manager (1996-2001)
Managed end to end interactive learning products from steering scope to leading simultaneous collaborative teams toward on time deliverables. Communicated big picture vision. Ensured accuracy of project data utilizing Microsoft Project to create schedules, track milestones and accelerate risks as needed with executive decision makers. Experienced with engineers. Driver of team efficiency and project execution. Managed offshore developers and vendors in simultaneous conjunction.
Illustrator, Digital Artist (1991 – 1996)
Digital illustrator responsible for team-based game and software art asset production. Identified and coordinated art and animation by all outsource artists. Lead critiques. Processed invoices. Tracked art.
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (CC), Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word, Google Docs, Slack, Drop Box, Web Design. Experienced with WordPress, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Unity, SEO, Databases, CMS, Bug box, Joomla. Platforms: MacOS and IBM Compatible
Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA), Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT 2000 – GPA 3.91
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA), Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT 1986 – GPA 3.49
Certifications: MS Project, AutoCAD 360, AP Studio Art, Coastal Cruising
Advanced Training: MS Excel, Managing Difficult People
Volunteer: HD Camera Operator reports to Director of Technology 2021 – Present