Work Samples

  • Pursuit Series - Dry box packaging

  • OtterBox - Web Packaging

  • LIVESTRONG Campaign

Work History

  • Senior Packaging Designer

    • Chefs Catalog
    • Sep 2013 - Present (1 year)

    Create packaging concepts and technical designs that exceed creative, quality and financial targets.
    Develop product concepts for private label that align with assortment strategy and brand identity.
    Manage vendor relationships to ensure quality control and timely delivery of packaging materials.
    Coordinate packaging project schedules to meet quarterly product implementations for private label.

  • Lead Packaging Designer

    • OtterBox
    • Jun 2012 - Aug 2013 (1 year 2 months)

    Led every aspect of a packaging project from concept through manufacturing.
    Managed a team of designers, production artists and project managers.
    Participated in cross-functional creative and strategic planning to support all marketing efforts.
    Spearheaded global redesign of packaging in 2012 achieving significant lift in retail sales.

  • Packaging Designer

    • OtterBox
    • Apr 2011 - Jun 2012 (1 year 2 months)
  • Packaging Production Artist

    • OtterBox
    • Jun 2010 - Jun 2011 (1 year)

    Produced press-ready files and provided final manufacturing approval for over 1500 parts.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Freelance Graphic Designer
    • Jan 2008 - Jun 2010 (2 years 5 months)

    From design to grant writing; I worked with these organizations as both a creative and strategic business partner.

    Bike 49 // Transparency in Action // SpanAfrica // Zen Eats

  • Graphic Designer

    • Toolbox Creative
    • Aug 2009 - May 2010 (9 months)

    Conceptualized and designed print, branding and web materials.

  • Packaging Designer, Art Director

    • Tilvee
    • Mar 2008 - Sep 2008 (6 months)
  • Student Fulfillment Coordinator

    • Outward Bound USA
    • Jan 2006 - Aug 2006 (7 months)
  • Publications Assistant

    • ABMP
    • Sep 2001 - Aug 2003 (1 year 11 months)

Education

  • Colorado State University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graphic Design
    • 2003 - 2010

    Earned the respect of my professors and received the Founding Faculty Scholarship during my senior year, an award selected by the art faculty based on a student’s demonstrated creativity and promise in their chosen field.

Specialties

Awards

2013 International HOW design award Packaging featured as cover article for Packaging World Magazine

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