Sr. Art Director
Currently – Freelance design and art direction for various clients
Project work covering everything from concept development, layout, design, mechanical work, quoting jobs, and production supervision of various printed materials, advertising, logo design, website design management, and trade show booth design. Freelance work has helped me develop a better ability to work one-on-one with my clients, some of whom include; Charlotte Museum of History, ICE Equipment, Metso, Pelton & Crane, Sardis Presbyterian Church, Spectrum Medical, and Zuffenhaus Services.
9.01 – 6.10 Senior Art Director, Barnhardt, Day & Hines, Concord, NC
At BD&H, full service, quality creative and quick turnaround keep our customers happy and coming back for more. Print ads, collateral, outdoor, radio, direct mail, magazine design, television, Web – you name it, we can do it. The tight, efficient staff means hands-on involvement from concept to mechanical, on long-term campaigns and one-off projects including direction of designers, writers and photographers. Clients include CTC (retail wireless and all aspects of land line telecom), Niblock Homes, Windstream Communications (wireless and directory), Freirich Foods, Cabarrus Eye Center, Cabarrus Bank & Trust, Coca-Cola and Northeast Medical Center.
7.97 – 5.01 Senior Art Director, Lippi & Co. Advertising, Charlotte, NC
Lippi & Co. answered clients needs for project work or complete marketing campaigns. The position covered all aspects of art direction and design ranging from program planning, initial concept work, quoting, layout, comping, retouching, production supervision and direction of freelance artists and writers. Some Lippi & Co. clients were First Union, CapitalStreet Mortgage, BlueWater, Infovision, CMD Systems, Nutech Solutions, Roush Racing/Team Caliber, Wilflex and Chesterfield Manufacturing.
11.95 – 7.97 Graphic Designer, Corporate Creative, Charlotte, NC
Concept, design, layout and prepress preparation for numerous clients included First Union, NationsBank, Apple Computer, Charlotte Checkers, Time Warner Cable, Central YMCA and E-Z Communications. Work performed for these clients included logo design, print collateral, newspaper advertising, catalogs and on-screen presentations.
8.92 – 11.95 Art Director, Jacoby, O’Connor & Matthews, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
JO&M is a full service advertising agency producing ad campaigns as well as collateral for local, national and international clients. Involved from concept to production on most campaigns. Ad media included newspaper, magazine, radio and television. Some clients included South Miami Hospital, North Broward Hospital District, Northwest Medical Center, Shannon Health System, Kreepy Krauly, Maverick Boats and Hewes Boats.
10.91 – 8.92 Layout Artist, Southeast Publications, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Publisher of site map brochures for fairgrounds, campgrounds and RV parks nationwide.
1.91 – 9.91 Layout Artist, Lowe’s Companies, North Wilkesboro, NC
Layout artist for Sterling Advertising, the inhouse advertising division of Lowe’s home improvement stores. Responsible for formatting, layout, and production of monthly and weekly tabloid advertising in an era before the advent of the Macintosh.
Over the years there have been freelance clients taken on in off hours, careful not to cross agency needs by working with nonprofits and low budgets. Clients included ACI Design, Andujar Construction, Budd Group, Cabarrus Cares, Competition Cages, Elite Sweeping, Experts On Sight, Greene Custom Homes, Hendrick Automotive Group, Introductions, Marker Realty, McCoy Holdings, MSP Rents, North Carolina Treasury Management Association, Porsche Club of America - Carolinas Region, Putnam Planning, Ranson Chevrolet, Southgate Lumber, Spectrum Medical, Sports Car Club of America - Central Carolinas Region, and Trinity Consulting.
Studied architecture at Mississippi Sate University, 1985-86
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Appalachian Sate University, 1990
Skilled in the use of InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Various ADDY, BMA and Summit awards for work done at each agency.