Responsible for developing concepts, solutions and presentation deck of packaging to retailer Wal-Mart in bedding and bath items; includes soft and hard goods.
Research market trends and provide recommendations for new initiatives.
Develop cohesive line of designs while maintaining distinctiveness in each item.
Render point-of-purchase displays for store features customize for retailer; also fulfilling openline and licensed brand guidelines for Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel and Rovio.
Acting liaison to vendors overseas by providing mechanical files, sourcing materials
and color proofing with China, Taiwan and India; ensuring quality control and production timeliness.
Senior Packaging Manager
2015 – present | New York, NY
2010 - present
2010 - present
Syracuse University | 2006
Bachelors in Interactive and Industrial Design
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Jay Franco & Sons Inc.
August 2010 – December 2012 | Elmsford, NY
2013 – 2015 | New York, NY
Packaging Design Assistant February 2009 – August 2010 | Long Island City, NY
Jacmel Jewelry Inc.
Hand built packaging for jewelry. Including gift boxes, retail display boxes and accessories cards for point of purchase.
Created technical pack for factory and sampled high-end luxury boxes.
Prepared presentation boards from verbal directions to photoshopped ready images.
November 2008 – Present | Flushing, NY
Guitar Triller - Designed original packaging for Kickstarter campaign of new tool for guitarists.
Queen's 19th District City Council Campaign - designed campaign materials including t-shirts, newsletters, fliers, signs and invitations.
Nini Montifiore Jewelry E-commerce - wrote HTML to maintain online jewelry store for sales.
David & Young Co, Inc.
2007 – October 2008 | New York, NY
Organized and photo documented samples for sales team and production of wearable accessories.
Provided marketing materials; production of wholesale catalog, advertisement posters and flyers.
Assisted styling on photo shoots, retouched images and maintained central file organization.
Fashion Institute of Technology | 2016
Continuing and Professional Studies
Adoble Creative Suite :
Zippers, Rivets & Snaps
Generate and manage several projects simultaneously within a tight deadline.
Work cross-functionally with other departments to communicate on project direction, review of artwork, and execution of multi-brand properties in packaging.
Maintain standard files for in–house and licensed brands, updating package templates,
and organization of internal work efficiency.
Laid out mechanical from design directions, and retouched images for prepress calibration.
Adhered to graphics style guides, check consistency in packaging files for retailer Party City.
Construct three-dimensional mocks to product specification for shelf merchandising.