For the past eight years I have been the Art Director for Van Gogh Imports, distillers and importers of Van Gogh Vodka® premium spirits, and have been intimately involved in the overall branding and marketing success of this brand as well as affiliate products. in our brand portfolio.
In my time at Van Gogh Imports I have been responsible for all aspects of an in-house agency with all the responsibilities this entails from in-house and vendor side production of printed collateral material, web deliverables, video, product photography and the conceptual design of the Van Gogh Vodka® bottles, products and merchandise. In addition, I’ve managed a 2-4 person staff of graphic and web designers as director of this department.
Prior to my time with Van Gogh Imports I have also been the Senior Designer and Art Director for 3 casino resort properties in the Lake Tahoe and Reno area, as well as having worked with various tourism organizations while employed in creative ad agencies.
Personally, I have over 18 years experience in advertising as the primary focus of my career and over this time I’ve acquired a vast skill set to complement my creative solutions for the tasks set for me. From printed design, to web design, to shooting raw video footage and editing, packaging and branding campaigns, plus all of the required knowledge to efficiently execute and deliver them, I am confident that I can produce and maintain the high standard that a quality brand identity requires.