About Me

I am a graphic designer with a deep background in visual art. Imaginative problem-solving is my forté. My concepts are inventive, powerful and innovative. I design:

Print collateral
Digital illustrations
Product and apparel graphics
Graphics for the web and email design
Digital animations

I can manage projects from start to finish – including art direction, photo shoots, press checks, overseeing production, and ensuring brand standards.

I use a variety of techniques and disciplines, including drawing, painting, screen printing, photography and collage. I prefer to work collaboratively in an environment where people with diverse skill sets and jobs all work together to contribute to every aspect of each project. I’m so much more than just a graphic designer and I have much more insight to contribute than just my PhotoShop and Illustrator skills. The most successful projects are the ones where everyone has complete ownership of instead of just doing their small part on the creative assembly line.

I am a strong believer in Story and Experience. To me, the most important part of any project is how the user will receive it and what kind of experience they’ll have. Everything we do as creative people should engage others in an intriguing way and inspire them.

The original, stylized approach I bring to everything I do captures the energy of my life in a personal and exciting way. Inspired by contemporary and classical artists and designers, I strive to express my unique perspective on the world. I use a variety of media to synthesize contemporary culture and reveal truth and beauty in both the mundane and the unusual.

EXPERIENCE

IDL Worldwide

Production Designer  – 2015

• Preparing in-store display design files for production
• Creating design proof deck for client approvals

Nike

Digital Imaging Specialist  – 2011-2014

• Digitally editing product images and graphics for the Licensed Apparel group in the Nike Digital Studio

Webtrends

Graphic Designer – 2010-11

• Creating digital illustrations and icons for brand marketing. projects
• Designing layouts and creating imagery for webpages and emails
• Designing brochures, programs, conference booths, and other print collateral
• Developing and evolving the company brand

Nike

Digital Image Developer –  2009-2010

• Creating dynamic digital images for the NikeID and Converse websites
• Preparing print graphics for pre-press for the Nike Innovation Kitchen

Slingshot Sports

Lead Graphic Designer –  2006-2008

• Creating print design, product graphic design, branding, advertising, web animations, web graphic design, apparel design, and collateral design
• Coordinating print jobs and projects with freelance designers and artists

CIP Marketing (Adidas USA)

Graphic Design Intern –  2005

• Designing training manuals and print collateral for marketing associates and visual merchandizers

Rocketbook

Intern and Graphic Artist –  2005

• Creating motion graphic elements for DVD study guides
• Creating digital illustrations for motion graphic comps

 

EDUCATION

The Art Institute of Portland

Portland, OR

B.S. Graphic Design

 

Houghton College

Houghton, NY

B.A. Fine Art, Cum Laude

 

SOFTWARE

•  Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects

•  Scene7

•  Apple Motion

 

SKILLS

•  Fine Art hand-drawing & painting

•  Creative conceptual thinking

•  Innovative problem solving

•  Project direction & management

•  Organization & multi-tasking

•  Verbal & written communication

•  Event facilitation & presentation