Darcy Briks

Brooklyn, NY USA
Website: http://www.secondlanguagedesign.com

Professional Experience

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.


Art Director
12 Years
Graphic Designer
10 Years
Web Designer
8 Years


7 Years
Consumer Products
12 Years
7 Years


Advertising, client side
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
5 Years
Online/new media
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Rubenstein PR (10+), SWPR (1-2), Burns McClellan (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Everyday Health (6-10), FM Home Loans (6-10), CBS Sports (3-5)

Other Work History

Previous: 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.

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite 6: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Foreign Language Skills

Intermediate Spanish, French & Italian

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite 6, Microsoft Office, Quark XPress


Macbook Pro


upon request


American Inhouse Design Award; American Package Design Award; American Graphic Design Award


Art Directors Club

Work Samples


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the past year I had the pleasure of giving a rising, semi-national mortgage company a complete re-brand with a new logo, corporate identity system and marketing collateral. Aside from creative, my company also provided them with copywriting, message development, PR and online marketing, SEO, and web design and development (still in progress). To start, we provided them with naming services, market analysis & brand strategy, then tagline & message development. Once we established their core values, messaging and name, we moved on to logo design. Their goal was to have a logo that reflects historic banking documents, while incorporating a modern sensibility to show both their knowledgable background and awareness of the current trends in their field. They also wanted to explore logo options that featured an eagle, so we provided various options of digitally illustrated eagles. We used a modern yet corporate color palette for their logo and brand – light teal gray and navy blue, with accents of medium te
My team and I designed and developed a new, completely custom WordPress website for Burns McClellan, one of the leading life sciences PR and IR firms in NYC. I created a design that was in line with the company’s corporate nature and clientele, but that also had style by pairing black and white NYC imagery with a blue and gray color scheme and modern fonts. We also built a site that is user-friendly when viewed from any type of device – mobile, tablet or desktop.
Everyday Health is a leading source of trusted health and wellness content online. I support their online marketing efforts by providing design services, including the creation of marketing funnels, online graphics and web banners and ads.
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.
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.