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  Darcy Briks
Professional/Personal Overview
  I specialize in branding, print and web design. In my ten years of experience I have launched national print and web projects, shopper marketing campaigns, and corporate identity systems for independent and national businesses. With my network of industry specialists I have the ability to handle a wide array of creative projects through my creative firm Second Language Design – www.secondlanguagedesign.com. We specialize in branding, print and web design, marketing and communications.
Work Info
Art Director 10 Years
Graphic Designer 10 Years
Web Designer 8 Years
Consumer Products 10 Years
Food 7 Years
Beauty 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Rubenstein Public Relations (11+), Lucas Branding Co. (3-5), Hawkins International PR (1-2), SWPR (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Unilever (11+), Scosha (6-10), Target (6-10), Body By Simone (3-5), Live Nation (1-2)
Other Work History
Was Founder/Creative Director of Rubenstein Creative, a division of Rubenstein Public Relations; Jr. Art Director at IN Marketing Services, a division of Advantage Sales & Marketing
Computer Skills
Adobe Creative Suite 6, Microsoft Office, Quark XPress
Technical Skills
Adobe Creative Suite 6: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Macbook Pro
Foreign Language Skills
Intermediate Spanish, French & Italian
upon request
American Inhouse Design Award; American Package Design Award; American Graphic Design Award
Art Directors Club
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Crain's, 7/1/2014)
I created several looks for an invitation to an Arts & Culture Breakfast conference for Crain Communications (Crain's New York). Then, once the client chose a preferred look, I developed several web banners at different sizes to be used on their website to advertise the event.
(Eclectic/Lucas Branding Co., 10/6/2013)
I oversaw the logo design for a new restaurant and caterer in New Canaan, CT. I then designed a modern, photo-driven website, which includes food photography of their original international fare, a press section, menus and contact information.
(Body By Simone, 10/4/2013)
I provided a completely redesigned website for a high end personal training company that reflects their elegant aesthetic and provides a user-friendly experience. I designed the site as a custom Wordpress site that is responsive and SEO optimized.
(Rubenstein PR, 8/30/2013)
I gave a complete overhaul to the corporate identity of a major NYC-based PR firm. I modernized their existing look by choosing updated fonts and type treatments, choosing a more interesting color scheme by incorporating a light blue with the existing navy, and redesigning their iconic "R" logo.
(SWPR, 6/1/2012)
I designed branding and a website for a boutique public relations firm in NYC. I developed the logo, business cards, and website featuring a press newsroom, a clips gallery, and a homepage with a slideshow of various calls to action. The aesthetic reflects the playful yet corporate woman-led firm.
(Unilever, 9/1/2009)
I leveraged the 2009 national look and feel to create shopper marketing collateral featuring Carson Kressley. I designed two easel back counter cards, a brochure with a body shimmer sample, and a mirror take-home gift.
(Unilever, 3/1/2008)
I worked with my team to develop a direct mailer that doubled as a Beauty Advisor POP display, including coupons, samples, a beauty advisor letter, and security shroud. We leveraged the Pond's national look and feel and worked in the Mamma Mia! partnership. The client chose my look.
Contact Info
  Darcy Briks
Brooklyn, NY 

Tel: 347-470-3693  
E-Mail: darcy@secondlanguagedesign.com
Website: http://www.secondlanguagedesign.com