I am a professional illustrator and designer who specializes in the creation of renderings for specialty vehicle projects, as well as marketing and web design, catering primarily to the automotive aftermarket and specialty shop sector. My background in the automotive industry grants me a distinct advantage when taking on a new project. Having the hands-on experience and knowledge of the business (as well as the target consumer) allows me to tailor the end product specifically to the needs of my clients, without having to spend valuable time and budget on training for the specific project. When designing a project vehicle, my experience in fabrication, construction and parts afford a great advantage from project planning to final build management. Combining these experiences and specialties with my formal art and design training bring the added value of a one-stop design, project management and marketing specialist to the table, allowing for a superior, fine-tuned end product. I look forward to not only expanding my experiences and specialties, but aiding in the growth of individual businesses, and the automotive industry as a whole, utilizing my tireless work ethic and excitement for the market in general.

Work Samples

  • 'Cuda 71

  • Alternate Flight

  • One Lap Tee x4

Work History

  • Official REDLINE Guest Blogger

    • Chrysler Group LLC
    • Jun 2013 - Present (1 year 3 months)

    I was selected as the Official REDLINE Blogger for the Dodge blog, writing about my Dodge experience, history of the brand and its models and more. As part of this six-month project, I will be traveling to Dodge-sponsored events, and writing about those events, as well as stories I find along the way.

    This position calls upon my creative and technical writing experience, as well as my knowledge of vehicles, automotive lifestyle and culture. I will be providing content for a large audience on the official blog site, as well as having that content syndicated across social networks.

  • Owner/Designer

    • Problem Child Kustoms Studio
    • Mar 2000 - Present (14 years 6 months)

    Specialty art studio specializing in graphic, web and vehicle design, as well as marketing and branding services tailored to small and specialty companies. Creating branding, logos, identity and complete websites for a variety of businesses in varying industries, and managing all projects from start to finish in-house. We utilize industry-standard software to create projects in digital media, as well as traditional design tools and media.

    Our specialty is hot rod an custom car design and illustration, namely the creation of project and proposal renderings.

  • Web Temp

    • Make-A-Wish
    • 2008 - 2008

    Assisted in the launch of Chapter Websites. Troubleshooting, training and development of CMS-based web system for national and international chapters of the not-for-profit company, based in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Brand, Web and Graphic Designer

    • SDHQ Motorsports
    • Jun 2003 - Sep 2006 (3 years 3 months)

    Created all print and electronic-based materials for advertising/marketing and promotions. Create all print advertising, copy and visual material. Designed and maintain company website. Developed an entire marketing strategy from scratch, creating a brand identity for a local shop specializing in the customization of off-road vehicles. Created apparel designs for retail sale and promotional use, designed project vehicles, and acted as project manager for complete project builds, drawing on prior experience in the automotive parts field. Trained and led a team of web and graphic designers, as well as providing outside sales support for wholesale division. Was called upon to launch clothing line for company owner's spouse, creating apparel and advertising designs, as well as website and all related marketing materials.

  • Media Director

    • Auto Safety House, LLC
    • Feb 1999 - Jun 2003 (4 years 4 months)

    Designed all advertising,graphics, training and promotional materials, designed and maintained corporate web site, and produced all media collateral.
    Provided sales support for wholesale and retain divisions, as well as developing a parts and accessories warehousing and delivery system for inside sales.

Education

  • Collins College

    • Computer Graphics
    • 2001 - 2003
  • Collins College

    • 2001 - 2001

    I received extensive training in Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark XPress, as well as intensive training in writing code for web applications.

Specialties

Affiliations

SEMA Member

Awards

My work has been published and featured in over one hundred magazines, as well as the 2012 AutoWeek Magazine/Rad Rides by Troy calendar. I have created designs for national, award-winning custom vehicles and feature cars for the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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