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I believe good design is about effective visual communication. While I’m not afraid of flashy, vibrant graphics, simplicity and white space have their place as well... a page with a single word can be more powerful than one full of content. I enjoy working with the Client to provide creative solutions to meet their needs, but my passion for design also spills into other areas of my life as well.

I’ve designed artwork for bass guitar effects pedals, restored photographs for family heritage books, worked on projects with my church and am currently working on pinstriping one of my basses, hot rod style. I've designed posters and promotional materials for music projects, wedding announcement materials for friends, and more.

Inspiration can be found on a daily basis in all sorts of places. Sure, there are all sorts of great websites out there, but I can also find things to inspire me while I'm driving down Colorado Boulevard, going to a concert or a museum, even someplace as mundane as the grocery store. 

Continuing to evolve as a designer is important to me as well... I've completed night classes in web design (subjects like Dreamweaver/CSS HTML, etc) and am getting into responsive and UX design.


Kentwood Real Estate


Dish Network


Package Design


Personal & Freelance

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experience

Kentwood Real Estate - Graphic Artist (4/13 to current)
• Concept and design a wide range of marketing collateral for multi-million dollar properties
• Strategic agent branding development
• Help develop and maintain company branding/standards
• Property website design
• Direct project management
• Create digital assets as needed
• Project proposals for agent marketing projects
• CMS company website management and maintenance

Freelance - Graphic Design (12/11 to 4/13)
• Wide variety of design for a variety of projects including promotional/collateral materials, CD art, conceptual work, large format, web, church work
• Worked directly with clients to meet and exceed their expectations
• Managed projects start to finish

DISH Network - Graphic Artist (11/03 to 11/11)
• Member of Creative Services for Fortune 200 company
• Responsible for hundreds of projects ranging from promo buttons to spearheading full trade show art
• Maintain and manage company branding standards
• Developed innovative product collateral
• Worked closely with video and web teams to support brand consistency and recognition
• Concepted quarterly marketing materials and vehicle wraps
• Helped implement an online resource site for external retailer use
• Start-to-finish project ownership
• Coordinated with multiple internal groups including national accounts, retailer services and product development to effectively create valid final products

BCT Colorado - Pre-press, Layout and Typesetting (3/03 to 11/03)
• Setup and layout for CMYK printing
• Teamed with press operators to produce top quality products
• Helped streamline workflow

Apex Medical Corporation - Graphic Artist / Art Director (3/03 to 11/03)
• Developed any and all art needs for the company
• Responsible for yearly catalogs from concept to completion
• Directed product photography shoots
• Designed new product packaging
• Produced internal art to help streamline processes and promote safety on production floor
• Maintained cohesive brand recognition
• Managed customer art for product imprinting.

qualifications

• BA in Graphic Design and Marketing
• Extensive CMYK background
• Expert in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Thrive in a collaborative environment
• Trained in Dreamweaver and HTML
• Comfortable balancing multiple projects
• Versed in branding/corporate identity under tight deadlines
• Skilled with POP/POS and retail advertising
• Pursuing further education in Web Design
• Experienced in package design

awards

2011 American Graphic Design Award - Graphic Design USA
 

(references available upon request)