303 S. Clinton St, Baltimore, MD, 21224; tel: (443) 827-6199; email: email@example.com
Visual Content Specialist with extensive experience developing and managing high quality content for the consumer, educational, and professional medical and health markets. Strengths include working closely with authors and editors, as both art director and/or illustrator, to deliver audience-targeted art programs consistently on time and within budget. Proven ability in leveraging long-term value of media assets by positioning them for licensing and re-purposing opportunities.
- Illustration skills, specializing in medical/health and medical-legal
- Art direction and project management of art programs
- Digital asset management (DAM) implementation and keyword indexing
J.DIMES MEDIVISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Illustrator/Creative Director/Medical Art Consultant 2005-Present
Owner and operator of service studio specializing in all aspects of visual communications for the medical and health markets.
- Create dynamic artwork for textbooks and atlases increasing sales potential.
- Evaluate existing art programs and recommend steps to improve aesthetic and pedagogical quality.
- Increase subscriber base of user interactive Web sites by selecting art to exemplify medical entries.
ICON LEARNING SYSTEMS / REED-ELSEVIER, Yardley, PA
Art Director 2004-2005
Managed the Frank Netter collection of medical art. Created clinical and basic science titles, atlases, charts, and handbooks by combining existing Netter art with new commissioned art. Managed artists, art budgets and delivery schedules for each product. Worked directly with authors and content experts.
- Increased productivity by 300% by redesigning development process and look of patient-education charts resulting in 15 new charts within 18 months.
- Freed up $100K annually for new art development and increased the productivity of artist staff by 50% through artist negotiation and process change.
- Core team member in developing and implementing the com e-commerce website, allowing Icon to begin licensing their art assets.
- Spearheaded process of organizing and indexing 5000+ high-resolution images and establishing a single database, resulting in greater access to content by employees worldwide.
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS / WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH, Baltimore, MD
Associate Director, Digital Asset Management 2001-2004
Championed the implementation of a digital asset management system (DAM). Managed the organization and indexing of 100,000+ art assets.
- Saved company $600K annually in art development costs by leading project team in the development and implementation of enterprise-wide DAM system including product selection, customization, testing, training, and employee adoption.
- Supervised an extensive surface anatomy photoshoot, including model selection and final selection of photographs. The resulting photographic anatomy database improved time-to-market rates.
- Maneuvered through a number of ethical dilemmas involving the presentation of sensitive topics during development of Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s Human Sexuality textbook, resulting in an art program that was embraced by the market.
WAVERLY INC / LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS , Baltimore, MD
Art Director 1996-2000
Supervised art programs for numerous educational and professional medical/health titles. Worked directly with editors, authors, and artists to ensure the successful creation of visual content. Technical and aesthetic consultant for all art programs.
- Doubled sales of flagship and the concise dictionaries and helped spawn ancillary products after revamping the art programs of the Stedman’s Medical Dictionary product line by creating a pool of stylistically consistent art.
- Helped established and manage an additional source of revenue through the licensing of existing art assets through the LifeArt medical stock-image product line.
- Identified causes of art program overruns and implemented process changes that significantly reduced over budget art programs while improving overall quality and time-to-market.
VERLAG URBAN & SCHWARZENBERG, Munich, Germany
Medical Illustrator/Art Director 1986-1996
Illustrated and provided art direction for numerous educational and professional textbooks and atlases.
- Led editorial team in developing and illustrating U&S’s first ever consumer-targeted product in collaboration with large subscriber-based publisher. The health dictionary Gesundheit sold over 300,000 in its initial year. The book received 2nd place for best-illustrated book by the Association of Medical Illustrators.
VERLAG URBAN & SCHWARZENBERG, Munich, Germany
Medical Illustrator/Intructor 1983-1986
- Staff Illustrator for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine with primary focus on Ophthalmological illustrations for the Wilmer Eye Institute
- Faculty Instructor for the Art as Applied to Medicine graduate program in Medical Illustration.
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
- Taught graduate-level courses on medical illustration techniques in the Medical Illustration masters degree program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Extensive knowledge of human anatomy and related medical specialties as the result of studying and working with anatomical concepts for more than 20 years.
- Working level of German language as a result of working and living in Germany for 10 years.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING / TECHNICAL SKILLS
- MFA in Medical & Biological Illustration, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- BS in Zoology, minor in Art. U. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
- Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Adobe applications: Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat