Deborah Kay-Mitchell is an art director, designer, illustrator, with 20 years experience based in Warren, New Jersey. Focusing on branding & art direction she spent the first few years of her career gaining experience in agencies, & currently freelances out of her own studio space. She believes in genuine design, working to find creative solutions that ignite, change & foster enduring relationships between brands and their clients. 

Johnson & Johnson/ Ethicon, Inc. (2002-Present) - Acting as a preferred contractor for the past 14 years, creating a wide range of Marketing Materials/Sales Collateral/Surgeon - Patient brochures & packaging for many Ethicon Products, including Professional Education print media, digital newsletters, video brochures & invitations. Working closely with Worldwide Product Directors & the US Marketing Team to design cutting edge/on trend media to market upcoming Ethicon products and events. Major accounts include: Dermabond, FlexHD, Plus Sutures, UltraPro Hernia Systems, Ethiguard, Prolene, BioPatch, Surgicel

Phoenix Group - Art Director (2010-Present) - Creative Director for major printing company. Lead Designer in large client proposals & high level/impact projects while managing production and delivery of digital assets in a fast-paced environment.

Houston Preferred- Southwest (2007-2010) - Art director, designed magazine layout & company brand including all ads for monthly editions. Directly communicated with each customer to design a high quality custom ad for the publication.

The Home Town Guide (March 2001-2007) - Created The HomeTown Guide for Weichert & Coldwell Banker Brokerages for the entire east coast. Working primarily in creating highly marketable ads for the Home Town Guide publication. Also working directly with Account Executives and clients to promote their individual business goals.

Verizon, Somerset, NJ (March 1996- March 2002) - Specialized in producing cutting edge, marketable ad media for SuperPages directories and related web engine in the Tri-state area. Worked directly with clients and Account Executives in a very high-paced environment, creating media to promote clients individual business needs. Also in charge of developing in-house sales media, and training facilitators.

Knowledge - 20 Yrs Experience in Adobe Creative Suite

Rutgers University - Mason Gross - Bachelor of Arts (1994)  - Major: Graphic Design - Minor: Photography

Recent Accolades - DTC National Advertising Award - Ethicon Web MD ads, Association of Fundraising Professionals - Marketing Award for DGS Annual Report