In these times, there's no room to beautifully solve the wrong problem. That's why I work hard to discover the deepest core message, and then communicate it effectively. From pencil roughs to computer output to team management, I have experience in all aspects of marketing design. I've received awards from CA, Print, Western Art Directors Show, Addys, and the MMA. I am available for freelance or full time work.
Software skills: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Word Kinds of projects: Print ads and brochures, banner ads, website graphics, logos, direct response, email, exhibit graphics, and packaging. Design Consultant, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and for clients in pharma, bioscience, tech, and nonprofit areas Designer, Spirit Rock Meditation Center 2010-current Responsible for publicizing over 100 events a year, using email, print, and social media marketing. Visual Designer / Art Director, ByronK Design - 2003-2010 Branding, advertising, and other marketing materials for pharma and bioscience companies like Illumina SNP genotyping and Actelion Pharmaceuticals, nonprofits such as JFK University and healthcare clients like Care Counsel. Frequently hired for creative concepting on agency pitches. Visual Designer / Senior Art Director, Euro RSCG/Lena Chow - 2002-2003 Created and supervised development of ads, brochures, and direct response for healthcare and biotech work for clients like MDL, Ardais, Third Wave, and Roche. Created new graphic identities for several startups and emerging companies. Created direct response campaign with 29% success rate Visual Designer / Senior Art Director, Harrison Wilson, San Francisco - 2001-2002 Was creative representative of agency to the main client, leading a new product launch for seven countries while maintaining brand graphic identity. Managed a launch team of four in-house, and five freelance people. Visual Designer / Senior Art Director, Sperling, Sampson, West - 2000-2001 Executed campaigns for such companies as iMcKesson (an electronic medical records venture) and DoubleTwist, (a genomics startup) involving design of ads, annual reports, collateral, and tradeshow graphics. Created concept which won the iMcKesson business for the agency Visual Designer / Senior Art Director, Harrison Wilson, 1997-2000 (aka KPR, RKR) Responsible for concepts, client contact, and execution of large scale campaigns and product introductions. Directed photoshoots and oversaw preparation of files for printing. Experience also includes extensive work on food, wine, and technology, both consumer and B2B Creative Awards include: CA Design Annual, Print Regional Design Annual, Western Art Directors Show, and In Awe Awards Extensive experience in client presentation, team and freelancer management, managing projects, and dealing with printers and photographers