I am an award winning graphic designer/art director with 12+ years experience creating logos and full branding systems, publication, packaging, invitation, advertising and web design. Currently, freelancing and running Base 33 Design, an individually owned and operated full service design company. I have experience working with individual start-ups, on up to contracting with large, nationally known clients. In my spare time, I an adjunct instructor in the Visual Communications Department at Austin Community College, for the last 5+ years.
EDUCATION: Graduated in December 1998, with a BFA in Communication Design from Texas State University. EXPERIENCE: October 2000 to present Art Director/Designer/Owner of Base 33 Austin: Freelance graphic design and art direction for McGarrah-Jessee Advertising (Whataburger, Stripes, Frost Bank), fd2s (HEB), Austin Community College, Rocket Electrics, Tom Zinn Photography, Iron Cactus, Games2U, Texas National Guard, Playboy Energy Drink, American Color Labs and Beagle Graphics. Colorado: AIGA-Colorado, Cultivator Advertising, Genesis, Design and Image, D3 Agency, Genesis, Ellen Bruss Design, Hothouse Design & Advertising, Lee Reedy Creative, Matter, McClain Finlon, Sukle Advertising & Design, Vermilion, Weaver Publications, and Wet Paint Communications. September 2007 to present Adjunct Instructor for the Visual Communications Department at Austin Community College. Classes taught include Portfolio, Design Communication 1 & 2, and Typography 1. November 2006 to July 2007 Art Director for Jolly Design, Austin, Texas. Client included Austin Chamber of Commerce, Lombardi, Cousins Properties, MWM DesignGroup, BetweenMarkets, Domino Learning, and Mission Possible. March 2006 to October 2006 Art Director for The Integer Group, Denver, Colorado. Primary client work for R.H.Donnelly, Dex, AT&T, Sprint, and Embarq. Concept and design for Coors, Sara Lee, Proctor & Gamble, Sabbro, and the Prader-Willi Foundation. March 2003 to August 2004 Art Director for The Katalina Group, a graphic design and advertising company in Denver, Colorado. Clients included Børn Footwear/HHBrown, Canyon Casino, and Private Retreats/Abercrombie & Kent. October 2000 to March 2006 Designer, art director and owner of the award-winning Base33 in Denver, Colorado. Clients included the AIGA Denver Chapter & Project Angel Heart, Outer Body Experience, Kim Cook Photography, Quist Financial, Genevieve Dion Couture, Friday Photography, Demand1, Green Mountain Construction and Wellshire Massage and Acupuncture. July 1999 to September 2000 Graphic designer in creative services department for D3 Agency in Denver, Colorado. Main clients were Bekins Worldwide Solutions, Anschutz Investments, and Castle Pines Realty. January 1998 to May 1999 Junior designer for Roger Christian and Co., in San Antonio, Texas. Main clients were Minute Maid/Coca Cola, IHOP, Central Market, Boudros Restaurant, and St. Mary’s University. AWARDS: 2012 - Austin Advertising Federation ADDY's - Bronze - Rocket Electrics Logo (Base33) 2003 – AIGA Colorado 501C - 2002 Heart Art Auction Invitation (Base33) 2003 – AIGA Colorado 501C - The Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala Logo (Base33) 2002 – Communication Arts Magazine Design Annual 43 - Kim Cook Photography Paper System (Base33) 2002 – HOW Magazine 2002 Self-Promotion Annual - Kim Cook Photography Paper System (Base33) 2002 – National Gold - Neenah Paper Letterhead Design of the Year - Kim Cook Paper System (Base33) 1999 – Print Magazine Regional Design Annual - Arcturus Wine Label (Roger Christian and Company) 1999 – Graphis New Talent Design Annual - Pop Art Watch REFERRALS UPON REQUEST