About Me

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Sara Swartz

I started my career in print design working on brochures and identity projects. After a few years, I became really interested in web design and got a Masters in multimedia in Australia. Yes, I combined my love of travel with my love of learning. I’ve been working in the web design field for the past 8 years. I’ve worked on large scale sites and more immersive flash experiences over the years. I’m always eager to push concepts to communicate the right message in the most innovative way. I believe that good collaboration is the key to getting the best results for my clients.

 

Education

2002-2003 Swinburne University of Technology / Melbourne, Australia
National School of Design

Masters of Multimedia in Design | High Distinction Fulfilled an accelerated graduate study program concentrating on flash and motion graphics projects.
1993-1998 University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati, OH
College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning

B.S. in Design | Graphic Design Major | Cum Laude Participated in the professional practice program, which alternates quarters of study with quarters of work in 3 month periods with established design studios.
 

Work Experience

4/2011-current MCD Partners /  New York, NY
Art Director

Art Direction and design responsibility for web and interactive projects. Brand development and project work for Discover Card Services and Bank.
4/2010-4/2011 Digital Bee Design /  Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Art Director

Art Direction and design responsibility for web and interactive projects.
6/2009-4/2010 LBI US /  New York, NY
Art Director

Working with creative director to manage clients. Develop concepts and present ideas to clients. Managed designers and work with developers to create online experiences for mobile and web. Clients include: CDM, Valspar, WebMD.
11/2004-6/2009 IconNicholson LLC. / New York, NY
Art Director

Design responsibility for concepts through production on flash banner ads and Web sites. Creating design concepts and managing through production. Clients include: Valspar, MasterCard, Néstlé Waters, Bristol-Myers
10/2003-11/2004 MTV Networks / New York, NY
Senior Interactive Designer

Design responsibility for flash and HTML-based web projects. Worked directly with programmers and designers to develop user interface and motion design projects. Worked on a variety of projects for MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV|2, MTV, Comedy Central, and other internal departments.
4/1999-2/2002 Catapult Thinking / Boston, MA
Senior Designer

Design responsibility for a variety of print collarteral, from advertising to brand identity work and product catalogs. Worked primarily on music industry clients SHURE and Zildjian.
 

Recognition

2008
2006
2004
1999
Effy Award for Valspar Consumer site
WEBBY Award for Néstlé Waters My Spring Water site
Corporate ID Award for Jack Morton Brochure
AIGA Bone Show Award for NY Life Benefit Services Kit