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.


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.


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.


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.