Sara Swartz | Art Director & Web Designer
T 646.244.9509 / www.digitalbeedesign.com
Swinburne University of Technology / Melbourne, Australia
National School of Design
Masters of Multimedia in Design | High Distinction
Fulfilled an accelerated graduate study program concentrating on flash and motion
University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati, OH.
College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
B.S. in Design | Graphic Design Major | Cum Laude
Participated in the professional practice program, which alternates quarters of study with quarters of work in 3 month periods with established design
Magnani Caruso Dutton / New York, NY.
ART DIRECTOR (FREELANCE)
Working with creative directors and copywriters to develop concepts and execute
designs for a variety of web and mobile projects. Managing designers through production and working with developers. Clients include Discover
LBI US. / New York, NY.
Working with creative director to manage clients. Develop concepts and present ideas to clients. Managed designers and work with developers to create
online experiences for mobile and web. Clients include: CDM, Valspar, WebMD.
IconNicholson LLC. / New York, NY.
Design responsibility for initial concepts and visual direction on a wide range of web-related projects including web site designs, flash animations, style
guides and presentation materials. Manage junior designers and freelancers, and oversee programmers on site builds. Some clients include:
MasterCard, Nestlé-Waters, Valspar Paint, The National Gallery of Art and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
MTV Networks Creative Services Department / New York, NY.
SENIOR INTERACTIVE DESIGNER
Concept and visual design responsibility for flash animations, blast e-mails and internal micro-sites.
Worked directly with programmers to develop user interface and motion design. Projects for internal departments: MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV|2,
MTV, and Comedy Central
The Mixx / New York, NY.
FREELANCE SENIOR DESIGNER
Design responsibility for a variety of print collateral, logo and identity design.
Catapult Thinking / Boston, MA.
Design responsibility for a variety of print collateral, from advertising to brand identity work and product catalogs.
Music industry clients include SHURE and Zildjian.
Proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Word
Working knowledge of: Flash animation & motion design, HTML Development Process
Other skills: Client Presentation, Art Direction, Strong typographic and layout skills, Icon and Illustration skills, Photography, Logo and Identity
2008 Effy AWARD for Valspar Consumer Site
2006 Webby AWARD for Nestle Waters’ My Spring Water Site
2004 CORPORATE ID AWARD for Jack Morton Brochure
1999 AIGA BONE SHOW AWARD for NY Life Benefit Services Kit