College for Creative Studies | Detroit, MI | 1994-1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Communications/Art Direction
a shari rae design, LLC | 2002-Present | Owner
Offers Art Direction and Graphic Design services.
Clients Include: Pink Perch, Salon 53, Acupuncture Works, Cardinal Staffing Services, Catawba Island Club,
Catawba Meadows, Catawba Mini Storage, Cherrin Law Group, Coffea Consulting, Daylight Mind Coffee Company,
Fairway & Sunshine Development, Fairway Villas, Healing Cycles, Keller Williams Realty EZ Sales Team,
Koerner Kronenfeld Partners, Lighthouse PATH, The Marsh's Edge, North Coast Strategies, Public-I,
Somerset Gas Transmission Company, St. Gregory The Great School, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital,
The Education & Wellness Fund for Haiti’s Rural Children, Think Joe
Learning Care Group, Novi, MI | 2003-2014 | Art Director
Learning Care Group, Inc. is the second-largest for-profit child care provider in North America, with 5 brands and more than 950 individual schools: Childtime Learning Centers, Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and The Children’s Courtyard.
Responsibilities Included: Planned, analyzed, and created electronic and print media in order to convey a desired message for internal and external marketing communications.
Managed, designed and produced marketing materials for the corporate home office and individual brand schools within the five brands. Project managed and oversaw daily design and scheduling of projects within the marketing department, as well as designed projects for all other departments in the company.
Worked with various vendors and negotiated print buy to ensure the best quality was achieved and expenses kept
Ensured the accuracy and correct usage of all five brand names and logos on all materials.
Developed/Designed: ads (i.e. newspaper, magazine, web), brochures, flyers, signage (i.e. banners, yard signs, bus magnets, posters), logos, workbooks, manuals, identities and related materials for new programs, trade show booths, point-of-purchase displays, standees, hanging mobiles, postcards, monthly newsletters, seasonal campaigns, invitations, corporate materials (i.e. annual reports, board books, policy forms).
Flashpoint! Creative | Plymouth, MI | 2000-2002 | Art Director
Responsibilities Included: Designed print materials and television commercials from concepts through final production.
Accounts Included: Carl’s Golfland, Belle Tire, Hagopian, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Newspapers, Forest Post Productions and Preferred Solutions.
Brogan & Partners | Birmingham, MI | 1998-2000 | Art Director
Responsibilities Included: Designed print materials from concepts through final production.
Accounts Included: Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan Travel Bureau.
Campbell-Ewald Advertising | Warren, MI | 1997 | Art Director Intern
Responsibilities Included: Assisted in layouts and computer comps for print ads, billboards and television commercials.
Accounts Included: Whirlpool, Delta Faucet, OfficeMax, GMAC, ACDelco and the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society.