“You are indeed a very special talent.”

—David A. Lizotte
CEO, GunnDesign, Boston
  • Disciplined and decisive leader with skills in staff management and client services
  • Able to energize creative teams and resolve conflicts with patience, empathy, and respect
  • Proficient with Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, WordPress, and Workfront

PROFESSIONAL

2019–PRESENT: THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS—Boston, MA
SENIOR DESIGNER, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: Concepts and designs marketing and enterprise communications materials, publications, event collateral, social media graphics, interpretive and exhibition installations, signage, and property way finding materials. Design lead and manager.

2010–PRESENT: UNITED STATES MINT (Contract)—Washington, DC
COIN AND MEDAL DESIGNER | ARTISTIC INFUSION PROGRAM ARTIST: Designs coins and medals for America’s commemorative and circulating issues. Contributed drawings to over 50 United States Mint design programs. Original artwork appears on 23 coins and medals including one Congressional Gold Medal. Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse designs nominated for 2014 Coin of the Year Award. Presented on creative process at 2017 United States Mint Artist’s Symposium. Winner 2018 Coin of the Year Award for American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin.

2004–PRESENT: CHRIS COSTELLO DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION—Arlington, MA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, and TYPOGRAPHER: Provides print and digital graphic designs, illustrations, and creative direction for the financial services, real estate, book publishing, small business, and non-profit sectors. Clients include Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Press, MIT, Oxford University Press, IBM, Net Lease Capital Advisors, and Harper Collins. Designed Papyrus, Blackstone, Letterpress Text, Mirage, and Virus fonts distributed by Monotype.

VOLUNTEER

2017–PRESENT: MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE—Bedford, MA
MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD: 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, public presentations, fund raising, and other volunteer services to further the museum’s mission “to advance the legacy of the celebrated American sculptor, Cyrus E. Dallin”.

AWARDS

2018 Henry Johnson 100th Anniversary National Medal Design Competition
First place winner and designer of both sides of silver medal commemorating World War I war hero

2005–2012 American InHouse Design Awards
Graphic Design USA—Winning entries for Advertising, Annual Report, Invitation, and
Brochure categories

EDUCATION

2000–2003 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY—Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Visual Communication