My philosophy is that having big picture understanding creates better results when working in one area of a project's detail. Knowing, and working, in different creative spheres enhances one's ability to work in a focused area of skill or a task when required. My visual art and design work, as a graphic designer/art director/illustrator+more, has been focused in the areas of branding/promotion and publication/editorial design, mainly for the culture, entertainment, and health industries. I am as solid at art direction and conceptualizing as I am at production and design fundamentals. In addition to my strong print design skills, I have experience with digital design, as well as video and audio production, illustration, print preparation, typography, photography, and writing. As an illustrator, I typically work in a hybrid of paper-and-ink-based and digital methods, including found engraving collage and cartoons, which sometimes includes photographs.
IMA nominee, GDUSA AGDA, Graphis Poster, American Graphic Design & Advertising, Print Regional, The Big Book of Self-Promotion, STEP inside Design Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards: Art Directors' Club of Philadelphia