Gymboree Group

May 2017 - January 2019

Retail kids apparel and accessories.


Contract to hire Senior Designer - Brand Creative Services - design lead for Crazy 8 brand and Gymboree Group Corporate. Responsible for concepting and producing all marketing needs for Crazy 8, globally, including photography direction, campaign development, window and in-store signage, direct mail, print advertising, packaging and store support. Worked lock–step with web, social, copy and marketing teams, providing seasonal brand  guidelines, graphic assets and creative review. Also responsible for the redesign of Gymboree Group corporate identity including logo, brand guidelines, collateral, presentations, signage, awards and environmental design.


Pate International

2007 - present

Boutique high-end brand and design firm.


Senior Director & Designer - Tasks include concept development, brand design, package design, art direction, strategic marketing, product design, product photography, project management, copy writing, administrative duties, mock-up preparation, accounting, sourcing, new business development, trade shows, press-checks, consulting, government compliance,  and custodial engineering.



Acumen Wines, Apple Park Toys, Arcanum Wines, Best of Virginia, Beau Vantage Wines, Bissell Wine, Campari, Captûre Wines, Dancing Hares Vineyards, Days of Wine & Rosen, Delicato Family Vineyards, Diageo, Durhurst Family Reserve, Dutcher Crossing, E & J Gallo, Early Mountian Vineyards, Falcon Reserve, Farm Buddies by Apple Park, Golf Track Company, Griffin House, Harlan Estate, Hayley Reserve, Husic Vineyards, Kendal Jackson, Kronkee Wine, Laboratory Skin Care, LXV Wines, The Maiden, The Mascot, Matriarch, Modern Cooperage, The Napa Valley Reserve, Norte Vin, Paul Hobbs Imports, Portal Reserve, Pristine Mind Foundation, Promontory, Pernada 89 Wine, Q Creek Wine, Restoration Hardware, Robert Mondavi Winery , Round Pond Estate, Selamta Family Project , The Winery Exchange, TLC Inc. and SKYY Vodka.



Restoration Hardware

 August 2015 - April 2016

Luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace.


Contract Senior Designer - Global Brand Packaging & Signage  for RH , RH Modern, RH RH Teen and Baby & Child stores- design, develop and implement new promotions, store signage, product packaging, brand collateral, special projects and best practices.



Euro RSCG SF (formerly Kadium)

2006 - 2007

 Full-service interactive media agency.


Production Artist- designed and produced web assets, web pages, logos and printed materials. Worked on large interactive and multi media projects. Projects include web work for Genentech, Air Force, Torani and Sony ATV.





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Computer: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Muse, Acrobat), iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)  Trouble shooting hardware and software.

Other: Seasonal campaign concept design, product photography, copy writing, innovative design solutions within monetary and regulatory specification, collaboration, communication, multitasking and flexibility.


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