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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