Creative clairvoyant focusing on print design, photography, videography, and aesthetics.

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Fine Art Photography

  • Digital Retouching

Work History

  • Digital Image Editor

    • Nordstrom
    • Seattle, WA
    • Apr 2013 - Present (1 year 5 months)

    Retouched on-figure apparel and product images for Nordstrom.com using Adobe Photoshop CS5 in a high volume production environment. Answered image requests. Trained to edit high-end designer and specialized apparel photography.

  • Owner

    Managed a small costuming and photography business. Maintained an Etsy store and project blog. Vended at performance events. Created a diverse array of marketing materials. Work published in a variety of online and print publications. Held solo and group art gallery shows, 2007-2014, including international exhibits in Barcelona and Australia. Resident photographer at Exoskeleton Cabaret - Studio 5, '57 Biscayne, Seattle, WA.

  • Senior Photo Editor

    • zulily
    • Seattle, WA
    • Mar 2011 - Apr 2013 (2 years 1 month)

    Product and editorial photography retoucher for zulily.com website. Edited up to 215 product images or 40 editorial home page images daily using Adobe Photoshop CS5. Assisted with editorial art direction and special graphics treatment for home page images. Trained as product photographer using Canon 5D MK II and tethered shooting. Worked on daily email advertisement graphic design.

  • Fashion Editor/Blogger

    Wrote and edited weekly blog column on vintage/sci fi fashion and style for the most widely read steampunk blog online. Photographed and posted street fashion images. Aggregated style gift guide.

  • Graphics Foreman

    • GES Exposition Services
    • Seattle, WA
    • Aug 2008 - May 2009 (9 months)

    Managed sign shop and graphics production for trade show and exposition company. Created signage using Adobe Illustrator, large format HP plotter printers, and industrial laminators on a variety of substrates. Designed and produced custom vinyl signage using a professional vinyl cutter.

  • Director of Aesthetics and Promoter

    • Axis of Evil Bloomington
    • Bloomington, IN
    • Jan 2006 - May 2008 (2 years 4 months)

    Envisioned and executed Bloomington’s longest running dark dance night. Built a successful marketing schematic, designed promotional materials, held an alternative fashion show, booked music acts and performers. Managed small group of creatives including models, musicians, artists, dancers, actors, et cetera.

  • Graphic Design Specialist

    Completed print design, photography, videography, and miscellaneous media production for the housing office of IU Bloomington. Conceptualized and created effective materials for university marketing campaigns and advertising utilizing Adobe Creative Suites, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, et cetera. Designed printed brochures, banners, newspaper ads, and postcards and managed audio/video production. Regularly used prosumer motion and still cameras.

Education

  • Indiana University Bloomington

    • BA English Literature, Telecommunications Design and Production
    • 2001 - 2005

Specialties

Awards

Work published internationally in countless magazines, books, and newspapers. Photography exhibited in USA, Australia, and Spain.

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