“You are indeed a very special talent.”
—David A. Lizotte
CEO, GunnDesign, Boston
- Award winning and versatile creative with expertise in visual storytelling, visionary leadership, and client services
- Proven success creating innovative American coin and medal designs
- Disciplined and decisive leader—able to energize creative teams and resolve conflicts with empathy, patience, and respect
- Expert in Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and WordPress
- Experienced in traditional drawing, painting, and sculpture
2004–PRESENT: Chris Costello Design & Illustration—Arlington, MA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, TYPOGRAPHER, and ILLUSTRATOR: Provides print and digital graphic designs, illustrations, and creative direction for book publishers, corporations, institutions, agencies, non profits, and sole proprietors. Clients include Scholastic Press, IBM, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, and MIT. Designed Papyrus, Blackstone, Letterpress Text, Mirage, and Virus fonts distributed by Monotype.
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.
2008–2018: NRT LLC—Waltham, MA
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Designed print and digital marketing materials, corporate communications, and consumer advertising for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Managed one graphic designer with creative mentorship and annual reviews. Conducted annual design workshops and software training sessions for creative team members. Consistently won awards for creative excellence. Set design standards for our New England real estate brand that were imitated by competitors.
2003–2008: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage—Waltham, MA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Provided creative oversight for all corporate and consumer facing communications, graphic design, advertising design, and website design. Directed, advised, and mentored three graphic designers. Assisted Vice President with management of our marketing team.
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”.
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
2000–2003 Northeastern University—Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Visual Communication