Ryan Partnership, Westport, CT

1995 – 1998
Art Director
Responsibilities included: Working with creative director to design and produce marketing and promotion materials for numerous clients:

PepsiCo: Presentation, promotional and packaging concept design for the Star Wars Trilogy re-release.
Heineken USA: Designed promotional point-of-sale materials and premium items for St. Patrick’s Day, Black History Month, and the James Bond Movie Tomorrow Never Dies.
Timberland Shoes: Designed point of sale materials for travel adventure programs, Jurassic Park, The Lost World tie-in, and the Timberland Gorge Games.
Other clients included BF Goodrich Tires, Mr & Mrs T Drink Mix, Norelco, and Payless ShoeSource.


1994 – 1995
Production Art Director
Worked with senior art directors to produce marketing and promotional materials from tissue layout through completion as a digital mechanical. Responsible for the design and production of concept and new business presentation materials.



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Bond-Standee-1 The Standee for Heineken USA's promotion tie in to the James Bond Film Tomorrow Never Dies. The small green gift bag was a pocket that contained a series of postcards with images from the movie and an opportunity to purchase special Heineken spy gadgets.

St-Pats

The challenge from Heineken USA was to create a single display for St. Patrick's Day that featured Heineken and the Murphy's brands. Rather than force the two brands together, a three sided display was created to focus on the traits of each brand that fit the holiday.

Bfg-Low-Rider

BF Goodrich's monochromatic style formed the basis for this Low Rider promotional header card. Side pieces offered the chance to win $10,000 and a feature article in Low Rider magazine. Consumers could also order a free 8x10 of their car done BF Goodrich style.

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Created for Pepsico's initial presentation to Lucas Film for the re-release of the original Star Wars movies, two end-aisle stacks of Star Wars themed packaging and an aisle spanner display were assembled in the conference room at Skywalker Ranch.

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Pepsi end aisle display for the re-release of the original Star Wars Trilogy.

Tailgate


Tailgating was an ongoing promotional theme for Mr. and Mrs. T drink mixes. This made a sweepstakes to win a trip for four - with game tickets - to a Super Bowl tailgate party a must.