Growing up, my notebooks were filled with scribbles of cartoon characters, spaceships, fat graffiti letters, hot rods and hair metal band logos. I wanted to be a cartoonist, but didn’t think I had any good stories to tell. Then I heard about Graphic Design and everything changed.
I have worked as a designer around Minneapolis for over the last fourteen years. Over that time, I have had the opportunity to work across many industries, and have worked with clients both big and small. I have helped brand small, local start-ups and rebrand those with an international presence. I have seen projects from concept through execution as the lead designer, as well as worked as a part of a larger team. I am comfortable presenting work to clients, have experience art directing photo shoots and can handle tight deadlines.
My passion is print design, whether it is identity development, collateral, packaging, or whatever else the client may need. I believe that my most fulfilling work has crossed multiple mediums and includes ongoing relationships with clients. Although my strength lies in print design, I have also designed a number of websites (working with a programmer) as well as worked on print advertising campaigns. I believe that the best design is a combination of a good strategic foundation, a strong concept and an attention to details in the design.
I have also spent time as an instructor at Brainco, The Minneapolis School of Advertising and Design. I started teaching a number of years ago and love having the opportunity to help up-and-coming designers grow. This experience has also crossed into my agency life, where I have often had the opportunity to mentor interns and junior-level designers.