CV  (Curriculum Vitae)
Owner / Design Director
Katmandu Studio, North Attleborough, MA
(1995 - present)
Sole proprietor of art direction/design studio; experience includes graphic design, marketing, project management, and sales.

Supervisor, Computer Graphics Services;
Supervisor, Creative Services;
Administrator, Creative Services;
AlliedSignal Inc., Automotive Aftermarket, East Providence, RI
(1986 - 1995)
AlliedSignal owned and marketed FRAM filters, Bendix brakes and Autolite electronics to automobile manufacturers and automotive aftermarket. There were also a number of private-brands that the company manufactured and supported, including Quaker State, Mighty, Precision Tune, Saturn and SplitFire. In 1999, it merged with, and is now known as, Honeywell.
Responsible for the creative and timely execution of catalogs for FRAM, Bendix, Autolite and related private-brand product lines.
Worked with internal departments (typesetting, product management, sales, catalog editors, etc.) and outside resources to produce brochures, catalogs, collateral material, packaging, point-of-purchase materials and promotional materials.
Supervised internal and external staff, including typesetting, design agencies and associates, in-house freelancers, and other production resources.
Developed collateral materials for Motorsports program that included retail programs and trackside events.
Led the redesign of Autolite branded packaging - spark plugs, wire sets, oxygen sensors, battery cables, etc.
Served as departmental Macintosh computer administrator.

Composition / Graphic Design Artist
Shawmut Bank of Boston, N.A. / Shawmut Corporation, Boston, MA
(1981 - 1986)
Responsible for design and artwork of forms, brochures and other graphic work for 13 corporate banks and affiliates.
Co-ordinated operation and maintenance of equipment, and storage and maintenance of files.
Supervised full-time and part-time staff.
National Association of Photoshop Professionals/ Kelby Training
Oldsmar, FL
Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! Tour: 2011
Adobe® Photoshop® Down & Dirty Tricks: 2010
Adobe® Photoshop® for Photographers Tour: 2008

Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA
Certificate Program in Retail Management: 1986
Certificate Program in Advertising: 1984
Bachelor of Arts, Art; Minor, Music: 1981

Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School
South Easton, MA
Academic diploma, Certificate in Commercial Art: 1977
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations of Rhode Island
(member: 2009 - present):
Member, Board of Directors: 2009-president
President: 2011-2012
First Vice President: 2010-2011
Treasurer: 2009 - 2011

Downtown Associates of North Attleborough (DANA)
(member: 2000 to present)
Member, Board of Directors: 2001-present
President: 2003-2004
Vice President: 2002

National Association of Photoshop Professionals
(member: 2008-present)

Attleboro Area Council for Children’s Christmas is for Kids program:
Honored as a Champion for Children in 2012 for knitting mittens every week of every year and donating them to CifK

Southeastern Regional Alumni Association Board of Directors
Vice Chairman: 2001-2006
President: 2006-2013
Founding Member, Incorporator: 2010

Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School Advisory Board
(member 1998-present):
Design & Visual Communication (DVC) Shop Advisory Committee
Chairman: 2000-present
Recognized for Service: Spring 2004
Installed as an Honorary Member, DVC Honor Society: March 2014

North Attleborough Charter Commission:
Elected to a 25-month Government Review Board: April 2002-May 2004

North Attleborough 125th Birthday Celebration Committee:
Appointed by the Board of Selectmen: January-December 2012



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​Helped long-time client (who prefers to be anonymous) conform to new standards due to reorganization in European markets. Compliance required changes to all packaging, owner’s manuals, rating labels and other materials. Approximately 920 pieces of art had to be revised.
Completed four owner’s manuals for two Braun thermometer products sold in Europe, one manual each for eastern Europe and western Europe; each manual has 13 languages.
Created packaging for Aqua-Leisure Industry’s brands, including Aqua-Fitness, Dolfino, Sun Smart, and Swim School, following established graphic standards and creating variations as needed.
Re-designed packaging for a Rhode Island-based respected supplier to the hospital and medical laboratory industry; continued relationship included design of marketing materials and expanded to include sister divisions.