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Mary Elizabeth Connelly

Mary Elizabeth Connelly - Designer

Providence, RI, United States

As a senior creative designer, with more than 10 years of experience, I will bring a modern style and hands-on approach to your project.

Overview

I am creative designer/art director with 10+ years with extensive experience in print and digital design, branding and identity, marketing and campaign strategy, new global business development, social media and product development. Able to solve problems pragmatically, strong management of creative teams and still able to fix most paper jams.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Travel
Works with
Squarespace Wordpress

Work experience

Senior Designer

ZeOmega
December, 2016 – Present (about 1 year)

Freelance senior designer for the Marketing department at the population health management software company, ZeOmega. I work on product materials: white papers, data sheets and product information sheets, newsletters, presentations and updating the corporate web site as well as help with trade show materials and the yearly client conference.

Creative Service Director

Forbes Travel Guide
May, 2007 – November, 2016 (over 9 years)

KEY PROJECTS
• Managed and directed print program of 20-40 book titles: working with external designer, designing templates, layout, directing editorial process, maintaining schedules and budgets, on press supervision and delivery of final product
• Created, developed and maintained brand positioning for Forbes Travel Guide, including corporate, rating logos and design standards across all platforms
• Led art direction for and our channel on, along with newsletter and social campaigns
• Developed print and digital campaigns for promotions in partnerships with luxury brands such as Porsche North America, Graff, Beats by Dr. Dre, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Peninsula Hotels and St. Regis hotels
• Developed the keynote presentations and relevant collateral at annual corporate event

Electronic Production Manager

Montfort Advertising
June, 2006 – April, 2007 (10 months)

• Oversaw of agency’s schedules and timelines, established internal process
• Managed creative staff
• Responsible for creative file compilation, release and final approval
• On-press supervision for all printed materials

Database Project Manager

Pearson Custom Publishing, Pearson Publishing
October, 2005 – April, 2006 (6 months)

• Managed multiple complex, simultaneous projects with critical deadlines
• Key liaison between Production, Development and Rights Departments
• Oversaw and communicated with outside vendors
• Maintained budget requirements and tracked invoices for each project

Production Manager

America's Test Kitchen (Boston Common Press)
September, 1998 – September, 2005 (about 7 years)

Last role prior to leaving:
Project Manager for Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines
• Set and maintained production schedule for two magazines and supplemental issues
• Managed pre-press process: proofing, press and imposition issues
• Tracked budget requirements and invoices for magazines
• Managed creative staff: trained, supervised and performed bi-yearly reviews
• Managed interdepartmental workflow for the production staff
• Led weekly status meetings to update schedules and implemented new process procedures

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Forbes Travel Guide 2011 New England (Forbes Travel Guide Regional Guide)

Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make ... read more

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make ... read more

Forbes Travel Guide 2011 Northern California (Forbes Travel Guide Regional Guide)

Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make ... read more

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make ... read more

Forbes City Guide 2011 Chicago (Forbes Travel Guide City Guide Series)

Forbes Travel Guide

Busy travelers hunting for the best places to visit need look no further than these authoritative and witty guides that provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, these guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travelers to have ... read more

Busy travelers hunting for the best places to visit need look no further than these authoritative and witty guides that provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, these guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travelers to have ... read more

Luxury Drives

Mobil Travel Guide

Providing detailed itineraries for top weekend vacations by car from major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, and more, this guide includes professionally rated hotels and restaurants to try along the way, plus shopping, attractions and local history for making the most of the trip.

Providing detailed itineraries for top weekend vacations by car from major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, and more, this guide includes professionally rated hotels and restaurants to try along the way, plus shopping, attractions and local history for making the most of the trip.

Forbes Travel Guide 2011 Mid-Atlantic (Forbes Travel Guide Regional Guide)

Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make ... read more

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make ... read more

Vineyards & Wineries (Mobil Travel Guide: Vineyards & Wineries)

Mobil Travel Guide

Tours of the nation’s top wine regions, including Napa, Sonoma, and the Russian River Valley, as well as information on some lesser-known domestic vineyards, are included in this guide that takes wine-tasting to a new level. Providing details on professionally rated places to stay, dine, and spa, this is the ultimate guide for the true wine lover.

Tours of the nation’s top wine regions, including Napa, Sonoma, and the Russian River Valley, as well as information on some lesser-known domestic vineyards, are included in this guide that takes wine-tasting to a new level. Providing details on professionally rated places to stay, dine, and spa, this is the ultimate guide for the true wine lover.

Forbes City Guide 2011 New York City (Forbes Travel Guide City Guide Series)

Forbes Travel Guide

Busy travelers hunting for the best places to visit need look no further than these authoritative and witty guides that provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, these guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travelers to have ... read more

Busy travelers hunting for the best places to visit need look no further than these authoritative and witty guides that provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, these guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travelers to have ... read more

Northern Great Lakes 2010 (Forbes Travel Guide Northern Great Lakes)

Mobil

Mobil Travel Guide offers 15 Regional Travel Planners for 2008, featuring extensive reviews of destinations to visit in the United States and Canada. Updated annually, each book features in depth profiles of the best lodgings, restaurants, sights and attractions that each easily drivable region has to offer. Comprehensive and easy to use, each Regional Travel Guide is full of exciting new tour... read more

Mobil Travel Guide offers 15 Regional Travel Planners for 2008, featuring extensive reviews of destinations to visit in the United States and Canada. Updated annually, each book features in depth profiles of the best lodgings, restaurants, sights and attractions that each easily drivable region has to offer. Comprehensive and easy to use, each Regional Travel Guide is full of exciting new tour... read more

Forbes City Guide Las Vegas 2010 (Forbes Travel Guide City Guide Series)

For busy travelers who are always on the hunt for the best places to visit during a short jaunt, these authoritative and witty guides provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, the guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travel... read more

For busy travelers who are always on the hunt for the best places to visit during a short jaunt, these authoritative and witty guides provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, the guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travel... read more

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