I am a Creative Director and Designer wild about Brand Development, Identity Design, and Typography.
With a no-nonsense work ethic, diverse skill set, and knack for ideas, I develop solutions that engage audiences and inspire action. My sharp knowledge of production and eye for detail act as a comprehensive quality control. And, past team members are a testament to my leadership prowess, consistently receiving awards, bonuses, and promotions.
I have been in the creative industry for more than 15 years and for seven of those, I cultivated and led a well-respected, award-winning, in-house creative team of content creators, print designers, digital designers, photographers, and videographers. I guided the development and implementation of an updated Aurora University brand and contributed to the marketing strategy for all institutional sub-brands, fundraising initiatives, and levels of student-recruiting. I conceptualized, designed, and art directed pieces including print, email, web, social media, digital and print ads, environment, photography, signage, and video. As Creative Director, I also was an account and project manager for several clients and led all vendor management and production supervision.
The past few years, I have helped clients exceed their business goals, providing branding, graphic design, and communication services under my consulting business Scurte Design. In addition, I cultivated young designers as a full-time Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at a local, private university. This combination allowed me the opportunity to pursue my passions of creating and coaching. As fulfilling as this work has been, I miss the excitement of working on a team and the challenge the comes with complex organizations.
I’m searching for an innovative environment to serve new clients and collaborate with talented colleagues.