Monica Brown - Drexel University ('99, Graphic Design)

Graphics Supervisor & Art Director
Center City Film and Video
2013-Present   |  Philadelphia, PA

Manager of multi-talented team of animators and designers for a large post-production company. The gatekeeper of the department: supervising all graphics-heavy jobs and coordinating schedules and deadlines. Keeping lines of communication flowing between clients and team, while keeping an eye on the big picture. While managing, also responsible for art direction, design and animation of motion graphics for corporate, non-profit and agency clients.

Department management and supervision

  • Oversee team of animators and designers

  • Manage production of multiple and simultaneous projects

  • Liaison between client and/or internal producer and team

Software & skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, and Keynote

  • Knowledgeable in UX\UI, AR/VR, 3D Animation workflow and video editing

  • Excellent communication skills as well as a strong proofreader and writer

  • Skilled in digital photography, photo retouching, simple photo shoots

Project management & art direction

  • Meet with external clients or internal producer about graphic needs

  • Active during all phases of a project: budgeting, proposals, storyboards,
    writing, in-person meetings, email and phone communication

  • Strong working relationship with all team members (editing, audio, etc.)  
    in the company

  • Art Direct projects to ensure cohesion

Motion Graphics and Design

  • Produces animated visuals for on-line videos, broadcast and live events

  • Creates comprehensive video graphic packages, logo animations, type animation

  • Collaborates with writers, clients and producers on a project's creative approach

  • Creates style frames, storyboards and animatics

  • Designs pitch booklets and other print promotion - handouts, posters, business cards

Select Clients: TD Bank, History Channel, Aramark, Haverford Trust, NPMA, Comcast, Sprout, Univest, American Public Gardens Association, Einstein Healthcare, KidsHealth.com, Hershey Park, Wharton School, Franklin Square Capital Partners, Turn the Tide Foundation, Anti-Defamation League

Art Director

Cubist Media Group 
1999-2013 |  Philadelphia, PA

Dedicated lead designer who developed her skills on the job and adapted to a constantly changing technology environment. Proud on understanding the client’s message and delivering a quality product on-time and on-budget. Blending technical and aesthetic expertise to help keep faithful clients while attracting new work. 

Art Direction

  • Trained and led junior designers

  • Managed production of multiple projects, drove communication between client/producer and team

  • Budget and proposal development

Multi-faceted design skills

  • Motion graphics

  • Identity and logo design

  • Print collateral

  • Presentations

  • User interface design

  • DVD/Blu-ray menus

Select Clients: GlaxoSmithKline, NFL Films, National Constitution Center, EMC Corporation, TLA Video, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lockheed Martin, Philadelphia Ad Club, American Museum of Natural History, Ogden Museum of Southern Art