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.
Oliver Wyman Leadership Development [Portland, Oregon]
Design Manager | November 2010 to present
+ Steward of best practices and processes to ensure quality, on-brand, blended learning solutions.
+ Raise profile of design team while leveraging partnerships and connections within other business units.
+ Initiated and designed global brand refresh of Novartis' leadership development programs that included both custom print solutions and digital deliverables.
Ryf [Portland, Oregon]
Art Director | 1996 to present
+ Principal of a freelance design office providing identity, branding, print and web design for its clientele.
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
–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.
The Art Institute [Houston, TX]
A.A.S.—Visual Communications/Graphic Design | 1994
University of Maryland [College Park, MD]
B.A.—Film/English | 1989
All facets of design, typography, letter press, filmmaking, modern art, mid-century furniture, vintage jazz, NY Mets baseball, golf, snowboarding
Administaff, American Airlines, Anadarko Petroleum Company, Arbor Custom Homes, BGV Corporation, BridgePort Brewing, DuPont Photomasks, Enventure, ExxonMobil, General Motors Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Houston Film Commission, Ikon Office Solutions, InSport Athletic Apparel, Jeld-Wen Communities, Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors, La Banque Postale, Lawndale Art Center, MKG Art Management, Nabors Industries, Nike, Novartis, Reliant Resources, Rice University, Shell Oil Company, The Bank of Oswego, Third Story Press, Unitus Community Credit Union