Independent award-winning graphic designer with experience in agency, corporate in-house, freelance and design studio environments. Whether working directly with a client or as a hired-gun for in-house design teams or agencies, I strive for creative, standout designs that will differentiate the product or service from the competition and present them in the best possible light. Specializing in logo/identity development, posters, packaging, and collateral materials I've created bold, appropriate, and effective design solutions for a diverse range of companies & brands such as The Upper Deck Company, Marvel Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Capital One Bank, SkinIt.com, TCA Architects, and Callaway Golf as well as countless small businesses and start-ups. My work is informed by a passion for all things design... architecture, typography, mid-century modernism, pattern, texture, color, classic cars, and photography as well as travel, nature, strong doses of caffeine, Hitchcock movies, classic jazz, indie rock and much more.
BACKGROUND: Independent award-winning graphic designer with experience in agency, corporate, freelance and studio environments. My objective is to design and produce creative solutions that speak to the essence of a brand or company through innovative and effective visual communications. EXPERIENCE: Independent Graphic Designer 3/09 To Present Award-winning graphic designer with well-rounded experience working with agency, corporate and studio clients. Create bold, relevant and effective design solutions for diverse brands including Blizzard Entertainment, Skinit.com, USAopoly, Callaway Golf, and Capital One Bank as well as small businesses and start-ups. The Upper Deck Company Lead Designer 1/96 To 3/09 Led design of product, packaging, and print marketing collateral for up to 20 product lines per year. Directed & participated in creative line looks of premier NBA, NFL and PGA brands. Initiated innovative groundbreaking design solutions (die-cuts, embossing, metallic inks/papers, etc.) to enhance product appeal. Responsible for managing design teams to on-time and on-budget deliverables. Managed external vendors, freelance designers, illustrators and photographers. SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES: • Computer skills – Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign, Acrobat) • Attention to detail, hand-assembly skills, craftsmanship, organized, team player, committed to quality and on-time delivery. EDUCATION: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Bachelors in Applied Art & Design, Graphic Design concentration Palomar College Associate Arts Degree, Graphic Design AWARDS/RECOGNITION: • LogoLounge Vol. 6 • LogoLounge Master Library 3 • American Design Awards • TrademarksUSA • All New American Logo Book • New Typographic Logo Book • PRINT Magazine Regional Design Annuals