MY WORK IS MY CRAFT. As a seasoned and accomplished design professional with 20 years in the print and digital ecosystems, I am in search of my tribe of like-minded associates who value a methodology that is fused with a strategic thoughtfulness and an unwavering discipline for detail-oriented work clients have come to expect.
Identity + Branding
EXPERIENCE Ryf [Houston, Texas + Portland, Oregon] Art Director | 1996 to present + Principal of a freelance design office providing identity, branding and digital storytelling. Iridio/RR Donnelley [Portland, Oregon] Associate Creative Director | December 2012 to July 2013 + Creative team-lead for launch of Target 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. 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 online portals. + Successfully launched client online resource portals for multiple, global leadership development programs. 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 dynamic 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-threaded campaign initiatives. cmd Agency [Portland, Oregon] Art Director/Design Director | 2003 to August 2008 + Developed brand 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 (Wine and Spirits) Arbor Custom Homes and The Wyatt (Residential) and Shasta Administrative Services (Healthcare). + Managed agency’s design group and work flow. Savage Design Group [Houston, Texas] Senior Designer | 2000 to 2002 + Concept, design, execution and delivery of annual reports, collateral, identity programs and interactive media. + Close collaboration with Art Directors, Copywriters and Interactive Producers. Barnet & Levinson Design [Houston, Texas] Designer | 1998 to 2000 + Concept, design, execution and delivery of advertisements, client collateral, and interactive media. Pennebaker Design/LMC [Houston, Texas] Freelance Designer | 1996 to 1997 + Assignments varied. Collaboration with Art Directors and Interactive Producers. EDUCATION The Art Institute [Houston, TX] A.A.S.—Visual Communications/Graphic Design | 1994 University of Maryland [College Park, MD] B.A.—Film/English | 1989 INTERESTS All facets of design, letter press, filmmaking, modern art, mid-century furniture, vintage jazz, adventure car camping, fishing, golf, snowboarding and games ending in overtime CLIENTS Administaff, American Airlines, Anadarko Petroleum Company, Arbor Custom Homes, BridgePort Brewing Company, CLEAResult, Con-way, DuPont Photomasks, Enventure, ExxonMobil, General Motors Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Houston Film Commission, Ikon Office Solutions, InSport Athletic Apparel, Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors, La Banque Postale, Lawndale Art Center, Novartis, Reliant Resources, Rice University, Target Corporation, The Bank of Oswego, Unitus Community Credit Union AFFILIATIONS AIGA