Design and Direction: Senior-level graphic designer of all trades currently available for freelance commissions in Los Angeles and beyond. Learning, practicing, and educating others about design has been my focus for the last 15 years. I have a command of type and imagery, a love of branding, experience leading a team and heading the creative process, and a friendly outlook. I’m extremely proficient in all the usual design software, easy to work with, and I’m a bit of a generalist. I consider that a good thing and I hope you do as well. Past positions include lead design for retail, motion graphics, in-house design for an art school, illustration, high school design instructor and college design professor.

Work Samples

  • Chief Financial Officer Illustration

  • Midcentury Collection Identity

  • HD Buttercup Commercial

Work History

  • Graphic Design and Art Direction

  • Graphic Designer

    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Dec 2013 - Jul 2014 (7 months)

    In-house designer for a higher-education publication. Designed promotional materials for print, web and email campaigns, including house ads, infographics, signage, illustrations, conference exhibits and collateral, and presentations.

  • Adjunct Professor

    • American University
    • Jan 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)

    Instructor for Visual Concepts/Image Design, the main design course for 3rd year students, spring 2013.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • H.D. Buttercup
    • Mar 2012 - Nov 2012 (8 months)

    As lead designer for the creative team, I was hired to refresh and elevate the identity of H.D. Buttercup and create identities for new brands started by the company.

    The stars aligned perfectly to bring together a now-disbanded creative team under the leadership of the brand director at the time. With the support of an extremely talented group, we created campaigns I can only gush about: print, web, email promotions, photo shoots, art direction for our tv commercial, motion for our in-store screens, interior and exterior signage, and more.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Independent
    • Aug 2011 - Feb 2012 (6 months)
  • Design Intern

    • Brand New School
    • Sep 2010 - Aug 2011 (11 months)
  • Intern

    • CalArts Office of Public Affairs
    • 2009 - 2009

    Designed print campaign and promotional material

  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator

    • Crown Crafts, Inc.
    • Oct 2005 - Jan 2007 (1 year 3 months)

    Design and illustration for infant and kids industry


  • California Institute of the Arts

    • Graduate Studies in Graphic Design
    • 2007 - 2010
  • Loyola University New Orleans

    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Graphic Design
    • 2000 - 2004