AMY WEITZMAN, DESIGN DIRECTOR

OBJECTIVE:
To work in a creative environment and enhance a company’s performance by providing effective illustration, graphic design, UI design, web design, mobile design, and multimedia art. Also, to be a part of a team who creates a harmonious balance between art, technology and commerce and produces innovative work.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
• Illustrator/Multimedia Artist/Art Director with proven ability to transform concepts into online interactive reality.
• Combine creative skills and artistic talent to develop revenue-enhancing, market-oriented sites that exceed sales projections
• Skilled design developer/illustrator and polished, persuasive communicator with 14+ years experience in:
Conceptual and product illustration, Graphic design, Image/brand development

Digital Media:
Website design, Mobile design, UI design, Problem solving, Project management, Marketing E-mail campaigns, Application design

Advanced Computer and Technology Skills:
PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, DreamWeaver, In Design, HTML, CSS

EDUCATION
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Master’s Degree, Digital Imaging
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Certification: HTML, PhotoShop
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Bachelor’s Degree, Visual Communications
Villa Julie, Baltimore, Maryland, Certification: Java Script

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Art DirectorLos Angeles, CA
Conceptual designs for interactive ad campaigns. Primarily designed interactive ads, web design and promotions for Hulu, FX Network, HBO, E!, and USA Network. Worked with Loot Crate, Famous Interactive, Blitz, Plucky, BLT, and BPG.

Art Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA
Work closely with the Creative director to direct multiple projects with the design team. Develop ride concepts for Disney parks, augmented reality concepts to promote park attractions, and style guides to define a project. Also create mobile apps for the Disney parks to enhance guest’s experience throughout the parks. Mobile apps are for social game play.

Interactive Art Director, Direct Partners , Marina Del Rey, CA
Interactive Art Director for Sony PlayStation, The Tiger Woods Foundation, Domaine Chandon, Flemming’s, Cox Cable, VCA, and Starz. Primarily designed interactive ads and promotions for Sony PlayStation. Collaborated with the Sony creative team to create game contests for the GAP (Game Advisory Panel) where I designed and created interactive games using flash for gamers to play with and win prizes or download avatars, psp themes, and signatures that I also designed. Created short animations to promote a game and email ads that take the readers to Official Game Sites or to sections of the SonyPlayStation website where I designed more game promotions.

Worked on many interactive ad campaigns for Patapon, Motor Storm, Kill Zone, Secret Agent Clank, Loco Roco, Socom, Metal Gear Solid, GT5, God of War, Uncharted, Resistance Fall of Man, and Infamous to name a few.

Senior Designer, Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneCanoga Park, CA
Designed with html, java script, Flash, Adobe After Effects, InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator.

Worked closely with clients to take design to its highest potential. Designed print ads, and exhibits for NASA, and Flash presentations for online training and Space Exhibit Games. Created Cartoon characters for Space Exploration marketing directed towards children.

Freelance Interactive Art Director / Illustrator / Web DesignerLos Angeles, CA
Retained by diverse industry clients to create original art and graphic layout of content, banners, logos, and merchandise. Incorporate interactive elements and e-commerce initiatives; perform technical coding, review, and testing; and work closely with senior executives to conceptualize, illustrations, designs, and launch Internet/intranet sites/mobile designs, rfp’s, and furthering company/client goals.

Art Director, Systems Alliance Inc.Sparks, Maryland
As Art Director of the Web technologies design department I created multiple Web sites for companies: National Geographic, Pontiac, Walmart, Legg Mason Intranet, Western Asset, among others.

Designed with CSS, java script, Flash, PhotoShop, and Illustrator. Worked closely with programmers to take design to its highest level and to complement the most intensive programming. Built functional, clean designs with understandable navigation. Designed print ads for marketing, application and product design, and illustration. Created interactive presentations to market products, and designed/branded a content management system—Site Executive.

Created documentation, specifications, and technology concepts for products. Participated in product market research, consumer testing, and product specifications. Consulted with clients to find out what they needed and desired out of the product for product growth.

AWARDS
GIANT ROBOT, VIEWER’S CHOICE FAVORITE, “paper art enthusiasts”
“Honoree” WEBBY For PlayStation DUALSHOCK 3 Controller Announcement

PUBLICATIONS
HOW Magazine, “Hottest Interactive Designs”
Ranked top ten in the country for best interactive CD.
Art on Paper, Vol.4, Vol.3, No2, Advertising for Goya Girl Press.
Museum News, January/February Issue – Advertising for USWEB.
Pipeline, Vol. 21, 18, and 15 – Cover Illustration.
Community Savings and Loan, Washington, DC – Conceptual illustration for real estate.
Website for Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

EXHIBITIONS
Digital animation movie
Fine Art Print Exhibit for Board of Trustees at MICA, Invitation only for exhibitors.
Narrative Illustration Show, Illustration/multimedia paintings
Illustration and Graphic Design Show, Illustrations/multimedia

 

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