About Me


I am a dynamic, well-versed, and passionate creative professional. I create thriving teams and brands.


I am  Libby
(Sharon E.) Clarke
(she/her/hers)

Resumé
I develop and oversee the creative vision for a wide range of projects as a creative director with a background in brand strategy, fine art, and interaction design. I can:
  • design eye-catching and successful marketing materials
  • create intuitive and engaging user experiences across channels
  • manage and lead projects and teams as we create amazing solutions
I am also a rabid gardener, avid woodworker, and mildly batty animal lover.  

If you are also trying to make this world a better place, let’s work together.



Skills

I have worked with teams on all aspects of projects from ideation to launch and review. I am able to contribute meaningfully to design, strategy, code, and oversight.

Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Art Direction
  • Print Design & Production
  • Information Architecture
  • Cross-Platform Brand Strategy
Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Hiring and Managing staff
  • Budgeting
  • Program Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management

Education
  • Curriculum / Course Development
  • Assessment
  • Advisement
Cultural Production
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Video Production





Experience: 
Design and Admin
Senior Designer / UX Strategist
Saint Elizabeth University, Morristown, NJ
I create marketing messages, materials, assets and collateral material in support of the entire student journey:
  • guide online strategy for the web and social media presences
  • design marketing materials for key stakeholders across Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Alumni Relations
  • manage a team of 4
Artist, Creative Director
Libby Clarke Studio, Maplewood, NJ
I built and ran my own multi-channel creative studio which specialized in long-term transactional online strategy and branding design. 

Select Clients:
Animal Cancer Foundation, Global Learning Lab, Girls Scouts of America, Sam & Devorah Foundation for Trans Youth, Episcopal Diocese of Newark

Director of the Studio School
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
I ran the school which earned most of the income for VACNJ:
  • supervised 80 instructors who taught 1200 students in 160+ classes each quarter
  • hired, trained, and communicated with staff, instructors,
  • and interns
  • designed the branding of the catalog, website, and signage
  • updated processes and improved the pay scale logic

Publications & Information Manager,
Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY
I designed, maintained, and produced the website, print, and online materials for the organization.
  • ran the intern program
  • set up and taught classes
  • organized workshops and fundraising events
  • curated, publicized, and set up shows in the collective gallery
Assistant Professor
New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York
I taught web, branding, drawing, typography, and graphic design classes as a tenure-track member of the Communication Design department.
  • led student design teams in college-wide projects
  • led interdepartmental committees
Interaction Art Director
Doublespace, New York , NY 
I created all interaction design work for the studio: developed and designed websites, ad campaigns, and branding for a wide variety of clients worked directly with clients through entire process managed freelancers and interns

Select Clients:
Graco, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, DMEF, Cushman & Wakefield, Applegate Farms, Walmart, Yahoo, Cy Vance, Cadogan


Interaction Design Manager / Interaction Designer
Scholastic, New York , NY


I managed freelancers and developed products with the Scholastic Red and Read180 teams. I designed interfaces, online class sequences, and all ephemera: printed handbooks, handouts, and ads


Web Designer
Agency.com, New York , NY






Education and Art portfolios available upon request






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Mission
I make things and teach people to change the world for the better.
Let’s Change the World
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