University of Cincinnati's DAAP (Design, Architecture, Art and Planning) Program provided me a solid foundation of understanding process and practice. This has allowed me to develop a broad range of skills and sensibilities. I adapt and preform at a high level in just about any design environment. My art direction and managerial experience at a weekly newspaper has prepared me to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a high level of quality and attention to detail. This has also made me sensitive to the needs of my co-workers and value clear communication. My interests are broad in the design sense. My strengths lie in concept development, typographic layout, illustration, organization, and being able to work with groups & others effectively.