Art Director & Illustrator
I am a highly motivated Art Director/Illustrator/Designer seeking freelance to full-time work-whether it be advertising, design, or publishing focused. I have experience in all areas of design and art direction including print, outdoor, digital, book design, television, identity & branding, stationary, and packaging. I look forward to sharing my efforts with the right folks!
To gain work as an Art Director and/or Illustrator.
Freelance design and illustration work including invitations, logos, stationary,
business cards, posters, packaging and book covers.
Winter 2009–Summer 2011
Cline Davis & Mann, New York, NY, Vice President, Art Supervisor
Design lead and timeline/workload management of pharmaceutical-based
advertising campaigns, print collateral, web, video, and new business pitches.
Spring 2004–Fall 2008
Cannonball Advertising and Promotion, St. Louis, MO, Senior Art Director
Creative contribution to projects covering all forms of advertising including
print, outdoor, transit, digital, point-of-purchase, and television.
Fall 1998–Spring 2004
Missouri State University
BFA with a double emphasis in Graphic Design and Illustration
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Time and energy management, ability to handle several projects at once with
Communication of ideas with illustrators, photographers and directors to properly execute successful photography and television shoots.
Research and constant awareness of exceptional design, typography, and conceptual thought in the world around me.
Development of estimates dealing with the purchase of stock resources.
Taking jobs from initial concepts to final production in a timely manner.
Communication skills necessary in presentation of visual and campaign ideas to clients.
Involvement from concept and storyboard to the design and full production of several national television commercials.
Experience in a variety of illustration techniques and specialize in hand drawn typography.
Creativity. Art. Color. Laughing. Learning. Turning negatives into positives. Live music. Dancing foolishly. Happy accidents. Goofy people. Wasabi.
Available upon request.