My work is my craft. Approaching and solving problems of communication, translating verbal concepts into visual imagery, and practicing an unwavering discipline for detail-oriented work my clients value. Over the years I have nurtured a methodology of thoughtful reflection, merging form and content, supported by tasteful design aesthetic.

Work Samples

  • Identity + Branding

  • Con-way Enterprises

  • Packaging

Work History

EXPERIENCE Ryf [Houston, Texas + Portland, Oregon] Art Director | 1996 to present + Principal of a freelance design office providing identity, branding, print and digital design for its clientele. 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 brand aesthetics 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 + Analyzed and reviewed project budgets and estimates while ensuring the accuracy of auditable information and statistics that illustrated profitability. + Created a more effective and up-to-date set of internal sales and marketing tools in the form of design templates, information graphics and asset-gathering web portals . + Steward of best practices and processes to ensure quality, on-brand, blended solutions. YRG [Portland, Oregon] Design Director | September 2008 to April 2009 + Responsible for the agency’s creative yield. + Managed, directed, and assisted design teams. + Curator of creative freelance resources. + Quality-assurance of all projects, from initial client presentation to final delivery. –Includes print, interactive media, product and location photography. + Assisted Account Directors and Account Executives with strategic marketing proposals and design solutions. + Established processes for efficient project flow and quality control with Production Manager and Traffic Coordinator. cmd Agency [Portland, Oregon] Art Director/Design Director | 2003 to August 2008 + Developed brand collateral and advertising for the agency’s flagship client, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors. –Concepted, art directed and implemented new product photography for luxury sub-brand, IWP. + Art director and lead designer for agency’s identity assignments. + Managed and directed agency’s design group and work flow. + Quality–assurance of all assigned projects, from initial client presentation to final delivery. + Assisted Account Directors, Account Executives and Technical Directors with strategic design solutions. 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, typography, letter press, filmmaking, modern art, mid-century furniture, vintage jazz, NY Mets baseball, adventure car camping, fishing, golf, snowboarding 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

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA

Awards

Art Directors Club of Houston, Annual Report Competition, Communication Arts, Creativity 31 Annual, Golden Mirror Award, Graphis Letterhead 6, Houston Advertising Federation, HOW International Design Annual, Portland Advertising Federation, PRINT’s Regional Design Annual

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