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I seek the opportunity to produce compelling and effective visual communications. Working within budget and time constraints, I aim to create works that clearly impart information, engender thought, inspire understanding, and add tangible value in order to further the goals of a business or other organization.
Logo and Identity
• Designer/Illustrator, VISUAL THINKER, Somerville, MA
Until my recent move to Portland, I was running a freelance design and illustration business. Recent projects have included logos, brochures, books, catalogs, and newsletters. Illustrations have spanned a spectrum from scientific to decorative to editorial, with pieces in both raster and vector formats.
Achievements: Pinnacle Award for ILEX Architectural Lighting
catalog; created print materials for record fund-raising campaigns;
created identity materials for successful business launches.
• Designer/Cartographer, HEDBERG MAPS, INC., Minneapolis, MN
Primary duties were art direction, design, and cartography, applied
to the creation of retail and custom maps and sales materials. I
worked closely with both clients and vendors. Skills included
illustration, research, securing usage rights, writing and editing.
I was also active in hiring, training and supervising personnel.
Achievements: awards from Print magazine and the North
American Cartographic Information Society; collaboration with
the National Baseball Hall of Fame; created successful products.
• News Artist, THE VALLEY NEWS, Lebanon, NH
Created infographics and illustrations, functioning as a managing
editor for graphics and design. Working with reporters,
photographers, writers and editors, I designed, wrote and edited
news, sports and feature pages. I also hired freelancers, and trained
and supervised the art staff.
Achievements: awards from New England Press Association and
The Society for Newspaper Design; led the paper’s 1992 redesign
and launch of a Sunday edition.
University of Florida