Accomplished creative with 25 years experience in art direction and graphic design. Skilled at building, leading and motivating teams of designers, photographers, illustrators and copywriters. Goal-driven with a passion for juggling multiple projects and walking high-performance tightropes. Specializing in strategic creative solutions that get results. SPECIALTIES

 creative concept | art direction | creative strategy | branding & rebranding initiatives | marketing & sales collateral | style guides | brand guides | advertising & design | copywriting & editing | project management | production budget management | photography direction | consumer & trade event design | pre-press & print management

 SKILLS

 Excellent verbal and visual communication Understanding of marketing and creative processes 
Strong and persuasive presentation 
Effective vendor negotiation Managing projects, meeting critical deadlines and monitoring tight budgets Looking to partner with project-minded people valuing creative and design as core, strategic business resources to build brand value, competitive edge and innovation. Offering creative for every business, specializing in personal attention for small companies. Available for freelance and consulting opportunities.

Work Samples

  • Brand Identity

  • Logo Design

  • Publication Design

Work History

  • Founder | Designer

    Independently develop and manage every operational aspect of the apparel company, including product creation and production, online shop, marketing, advertising, social media, sales channels, customer service and administration.

  • Art Director | Graphic Designer | Creative Strategist

    Successfully manage and coordinate creative print and web solutions from concept through completion. Collaborate with clients to build brand value with competitive edge. Manage operations, strategy, financials, quotes, bids and staffing.

Education

  • Longwood University

    • BFA Printmaking | Photography minor
    • 1984 - 1988

Specialties

Awards

One of 32 international artists awarded a position on the Agder Centre of Contemporary Arts in Norway snow and ice sculpture team | 2009 Virginia Press Association awards | 2003-2010 INDESIGN Jewelry and Watch advertising award | 2009 AIGA Greater Richmond award for design excellence | 2007

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