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.
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