Feb 2013 - Present (8 years 4 months)
Art direction and design of branding, identity, and stationery projects from initial inception through to completed printed pieces. Includes sketching, illustration, typographic treatments.
Handles all client interface, proposal writing, timeline and budget development, print quote and print bid requests, as well as invoicing. Upholds deadlines and due dates.
May 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 7 months)
Concept and execute design solutions for advertising platforms; print and point-of-sale design; packaging dieline updates; label and packaging production for IZZE Sparkling Juice Beverage.
Art direction and design of website, outdoor advertising, print, and event collateral for Colorado initiative Beforeplay.org. Maintain brand look throughout design of various campaign medium.
Photo shoot art direction and planning, working closely with photographer and stylist on location scouting, wardrobe selection, and model casting for Beforeplay.org.
Maintain—and extend—brand looks through digital ads, website updates, social media, promotions and print collateral, for Celestial Seasonings, IZZE, Rudi's Bakery, Beforeplay.org, and Earth Balance.
Twist Design Group
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011 (5 months)
Responsible for sports equipment catalog; updating images, refreshing page layout, typography and colors. Performed all production and pre-press files. Conducted press checks.
Developed cake mix packaging, including setting dielines, adhering to food labeling guidelines. Created packaging mock-ups for client presentations.
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010 (4 months)
Freelance work for various companies in the Denver/Boulder metro areas.
Natural Solutions Magazine
Jul 2009 - May 2010 (10 months)
Conceptualize editorial design solutions for front-of-book sections and one feature per issue in collaboration with art and editorial teams; work independently from art direction.
Retouch and color correct photography, proof images, prepare all photography for print.
Art direction of photo shoots including initial concepting, communicating visual look and feel to photographers and stylists; select props and wardrobe appropriate for shoots.
Proof internal soft proofs and review bluelines; sign off on bluelines in art director’s absence.
Maintain art team organization, including updating wall as necessary; tracking feature and story status through editing rounds; invoicing photography purchases.
Design and execute media kit, including production; obtain print bids and source print vendor; color correction of photography; create mock-up for internal presentation.
Natural Solutions Magazine
May 2009 - Jul 2009 (2 months)