MY WORK IS MY 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 in the print and digital ecosystems.
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 Storytelling, filmmaking, painting, design history, mid-century furniture, vintage jazz and blues, adventure car camping, snowboarding, golf, 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