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.
Identity + Branding
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