PRODUCT + DESIGN + OPERATIONS
+ Strategist with demonstrated ability to translate business initiatives into a clear brand vision, define consistent creative strategies and lead implementation across all media.
+ Experienced designer of both physical and digital products. Skilled in both executing and overseeing development from ideation through prototype to launch.
+ Product manager skilled at managing agile dev software teams and collaborating with user researchers, creatives and stakeholders to prioritize and achieve goals. Comfortable providing strategy, setting goals, creating plans, prioritizing tasks and communicating progress and challenges to the team and stakeholders.
+ Devoted team leader with the capacity to assess, build, and mentor a strong collaborative team.
+ Innovative thinker passionate about solving problems efficiently, elegantly and creatively, and most importantly, with a positive attitude.
Cranbrook Academy of Art
MFA in Painting
Carnegie Mellon University
BFA in Fine Art
Visual Studio Code
HTML / CSS / SASS
Git / Github
worked within React.js
Adobe Creative Suite
Co-Founder & COO | Loopla
2016 - Present
Loopla’s mission is to provide a private platform to share helpful information about everyday life. Groups share reviews, recommendations and advice with trusted friends without the distraction of ads. Developed strategy and brand. Provided design assets and implemented UI/UX design with HTML, CSS and SASS. Supported the team by providing product management, operations and HR. Loopla.com
Founder & CEO | Romeo Delivers
2013 - Present
Romeo Delivers provides meaningful gifts for modern relationships. The company has produced best sellers for retailers, including UncommonGoods, become one of the few elite brands to be included in the curated collection offered by Anthropologie and continues to grow by expanding distribution channels and manufacturing capabilities to provide over 100 SKUs to both brick-and-mortar and online retailers worldwide. RomeoDelivers.com
Consultant | Freelance
2011 - 2017
Provide e-commerce, marketing and brand strategy development and implementation for corporate and nonprofit clients. Supervise and execute solutions in all media. AnneLopez.com
Senior Art Director | Yellow Submarine
2006 - 2011
Developed and executed a unified vision for over 50 advertising campaigns. Worked in all media including TV, digital, print, and outdoor; specializing in broadcast. Oversaw all visual aspects of production from initial concept to casting, wardrobe, production design, makeup, special FX, color correction and edits. Clients include Cedar Point, Knott’s Berry Farm, Dorney Park, Roberta Weissburg Leathers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western PA and Kenny Ross.
Visual & Production Designer | Animal
2005 - 2006
Collaborated with the Director and the Director of Photography on the visual content of TV commercials. Responsible for communicating brand messages through visual elements and for managing all art departments including set design, wardrobe, make up, special FX and props to achieve visual harmony. Clients include Hoover, the Pennsylvania Lottery, McDonald’s, Highmark, Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Creative Director | Wendell August
2003 - 2005
Responsible for all aspects of product development. Created concepts for 14 new product lines and designed over 150 tabletop and giftware items. Sourced component parts and complementary product, introduced processes to improve efficiency and quality, provided costing calculations, designed merchandising plans and displays.
Adjunct Professor | Carnegie Mellon University
2003 - 2004
Taught two-dimensional media studio. Developed curriculum and mentored undergraduate students.
Adjunct Professor | Saint Vincent College
1998 - 2000
Contributed to the development of both the art and graphic design curriculum. Taught drawing and painting for the fine arts department and graphic design courses based on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for the communications department.