R E S U M E

  • Award winning and versatile creative with expertise in visual storytelling, decisive team management, visionary leadership, and client services.
  • Proven success designing American coins and medals, implementing multi-channel marketing campaigns, and inspiring creative teams.
  • Highly skilled in interpersonal relationship building; able to empathize, energize, and resolve conflicts with patience and respect.
  • Accomplished in graphic design, digital design, illustration, web animation, typography, color theory, and copywriting.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Animate.
  • Experience with Workfront, CMS, UX design, and image optimization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005-PRESENT: Chris Costello Graphic Design & Illustration
Arlington, MA
ART DIRECTOR, SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, COIN DESIGNER, DIGITAL DESIGNER, and ILLUSTRATOR: Creates graphic design, illustrations, and typography for books, coins, medals, magazines, product packaging, advertising campaigns, brand identity and websites. Clients include The United States Mint, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Scholastic Press, IBM, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and MIT.

2008-2018: NRT
Waltham, MA
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Designed marketing materials, corporate communications, consumer advertising and animated web graphics for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Created and conducted annual design workshops and training sessions for junior and senior team members.

2002-2008: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Waltham, MA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Provided creative direction for all corporate and consumer communications, graphic design, advertising design and website design. Directed two designers and assisted VP with management of the marketing team.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2017-PRESENT: Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER: Identify current industry trends and provide recommendations for development of the Graphic Design curriculum. Critique portfolios of program graduates at end-of-semester reviews.

2015-PRESENT: Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
Arlington, MA
MEMBER BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Provide graphic design, advertising art and related volunteer services to further the museum’s mission “to advance the legacy of the celebrated American sculptor, Cyrus E. Dallin”.

AWARDS

2016-17 Art of Engraving Scholarship Award
American Numismatic Association/Gilroy and Lilian P. Roberts Foundation—2-year ANA Summer Seminar sculpture and die-cutting workshops at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2006-2012 American InHouse Design Awards
Graphic Design USA
—Winning entries for Advertising, Annual Reports, Invitations and Brochures

EDUCATION

Northeastern University—Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Visual Communication
3.9 GPA, Dean’s List 2000-02 Academic Years

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