Work
Experience

Associate Art Director for Digital, US Government
Washington, DC 7/2018 – Present

Responsible for setting the strategic vision for websites, mobile applications, and interactive stories, including developing new digital experiences while evolving the ones currently in place

Review team’s work and provides strong art direction on a day-to-day basis to ensure proper standards are met, and the appropriate message is being delivered

Intelligence Community (IC) Visualization Expert for a partnership with the National Academy of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NAS) to develop Analytic Frameworks. The design thinking exercises we facilitated, along with the designs for an integral layer to the developed frameworks, were a first of their kind for both the IC and the NAS

Speaker at IC-wide events and conferences on the effective use of design and design thinking for the presentation of analysis

Interactive Designer, US Government
Washington, DC 2/2013 – Present

Met with potential customers to assess project suitability, scope, and timeline with respect to office threshold and resources. Worked closely with intelligence analysts to create immersive storytelling experiences through interactive information design

Led the design team, collaborated with developers, and senior government officials to implement the UI/UX on the award-winning President’s Daily Briefing (PDB) app, which is used by the President of the U.S. and various senior policy makers

Led the design team and collaborated with developers to implement the first public facing, web version, of the “Global Trends Report”, for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), National Intelligence Council (NIC)

Led the effort to brand and create a unified web presence for several new Agency level websites at the direction of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. I had only a month to design, develop, and create the content while working with numerous stakeholders from several different offices, Agency leadership, and content managers, all with varying comfort levels with a web environment

Project manager and technical design lead on a large-scale infrastructure project to transition several dozen websites and applications to an updated server environment via Amazon’s Commercial Cloud Services (C2S)

Developed all phases of creative projects from initial discovery through ideation, prototyping, and execution, to the final release of the products. During this time, I have successfully managed over a dozen projects simultaneously

Designed and developed interactive products, including: mobile and web applications, content management tools, websites, and data visualizations using modern web technologies such as HTML, SASS, JavaScript, Angular, PHP, WordPress, and Joomla

Improved the design and usability of graphics, maps, interactives, and websites with a focus on accessibility standards on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508

Trained and mentored new agency employees to get them acclimated to the office and set them up for success by recognizing opportunities for growth and training

Freelance Graphic Designer, M.Crivellaro Design
Washington, DC 5/2012 – Present

Freelance Graphic Design work for various clients throughout the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Work includes, invitations, greeting cards, brochures, billboards, event programs, and photography with a focus that is mainly printed pieces.

Motion Graphics Design Intern, mOcean
Los Angeles, CA 5/2011 – 8/2011

Designed and edited motion graphics for use in tv spots for production studios, and internal projects, with work appearing at Comic-Con.

Education

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 2007 – 2012

Bachelor of Design: Graphic Design
Minor: Spanish

Human Factors International
Seattle, Washington 2016
Certified Usability Analyst

US Federal Government
Washington, DC  2017
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

US Federal Government, Directorate of Analysis
Career Analyst Program| 2015 – 2016
CAP is a rigorous training program focusing on critical thinking, writing, and briefing skills needed to be successful in a career as a member of the analytic community. Segments include analytic tools, counterintelligence issues, denial and deception analysis, and warning skills.

Awards
& Such

IC Excellence Award
Winner in a government-wide design competition for the mobile app category. Like the Emmy’s, but for members of the Intelligence community.

Meritorious Unit Citation
Awarded for modernizing a legacy Flash development process to HTML/CSS/JS with Angular as our framework. Our team was the first in the United States Intelligence Community to do this.

Exceptional Performance Awards
Given for achieving excellence in support of the mission. During my tenure I have received over 15 EPAs for my work in the presentation of analysis and the development of web and mobile applications.

GRAPHIS New Talent Annual
Two-time Gold Winner | Editorial

Seen & Noted
Frequently recognized in the department’s newsletter for outstanding interactive design.

Skills

  • Visual Design
  • UI Design
  • UX Research & Design
  • Product Design
  • Advanced skills in HTML/CSS
  • Basic Javascript & Typescript
  • Photography

Tools

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Git, Github, TortoiseGit
  • Adobe: XD, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects
  • Sketch, Axure RP, Invision
  • Cinema 4D, Maya