WORK IS CRAFT. As a seasoned design professional with 20 years of insights and accomplishments, I am seeking my tribe of like-minded creatives and industry enthusiasts. I value a business and creative methodology that is fused with a strategic thoughtfulness and an unwavering discipline for detail-oriented work.
Identity + Branding
Ryf [Houston, Texas + Portland, Oregon] Art Director | 1996 to present + Freelance design office providing identity development, print and digital branded solutions. CLIENTS: CLEAResult, Con-way Enterprises, HereNow Creative, House of Antique Hardware, Lawndale Art Center, Macrocosm Marketing, Oregon Business Magazine, Pennebaker, Quango Interactive, Sadie Golf, Third Story Press, Urban League of Portland RR Donnelley [Portland, Oregon] Associate Creative Director | December 2012 to July 2013 + Achieved client launch of Target Corporation retail stores for all Canadian markets. + Orchestrated concept-to-delivery methods and processes, while delivering the brand aesthetic across multiple assignments. + Photo art direction, set development and post-production supervision. CLIENT: Target Corporation Oliver Wyman Leadership Development [Portland, Oregon] Design Manager | November 2010 to December 2012 + Steward of best practices and processes to ensure quality, on-brand, blended solutions. + Developed internal sales and marketing tools in the form of design templates, information graphics and digital portals. – Successfully launched client online resource portals for multiple, global leadership development programs. + Proposed and led brand refresh efforts for Novartis’ global leadership program materials. CLIENTS: AstraZeneca, Citi, Dell, Fujitsu, La Banque Postale, Nike, Novartis, Unilever YRG [Portland, Oregon] Design Director | September 2008 to April 2009 + Responsible for the agency’s creative yield, while curating freelance resources and managing and directing design teams. + Established processes for efficient project flow and quality control between PMs, traffic and design team. + Lead agency re-branding efforts with new identity program, internal communications and responsive website. + Quality-assurance of all projects, from initial client presentation to final delivery. – Includes both print and digital landscapes with art direction on product and location photography. + Identified strategic design opportunities for RFPs and multi-channel campaign initiatives. CLIENTS: Samaritan Health Services, Climax Tools, Numonyx, Travel Portland cmd Agency [Portland, Oregon] Art Director + Design Director | April 2003 to August 2008 + Facilitated multi-disciplinary team collaboration for integrated marketing programs, brand campaigns and special projects. + Developed re-branded collateral, advertising and digital deliveries for the agency’s flagship client, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors. – Includes interactive kiosk for national trade show events, Flash-driven online design studio and numerous web-based campaign initiatives. + Achieved successful site launches for a diversified clientele that includes Bridgeport Brewing, Arbor Custom Homes, The Wyatt and Shasta Administrative Services. CLIENTS: Arbor Custom Homes, BridgePort Brewing Company, Hewlett Packard, InSport Athletic Apparel, Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors, The Bank of Oswego, The Lodge at Suncadia, Unitus Community Credit Union Savage Design Group [Houston, Texas] Senior Designer | April 2000 to September 2002 + Concept, design, execution and delivery of annual reports, brand collateral, identity programs and digital media. + Innovated studio’s first interactive annual report with custom Flash animation for American Airlines. CLIENTS: Administaff, American Airlines, Anadarko Petroleum, ExxonMobil, Houston Film Commission, Nabors Industries, Rice University Barnet & Levinson Design [Houston, Texas] Designer | January 1998 to April 2000 + Concept, design, execution and delivery of brand collateral, advertisements and web site design. + Designed, produced and scripted award-winning self-promotion booklet that led to new business development. CLIENTS: ExxonMobil, IKON Office Solutions, Rice University