I am an illustrator and designer with a ton of experience working with unique client teams to help nail a vision. My work has been instrumental in winning bids for partnership and effectively garnering customer and employee engagement. I am brought on again and again for additional work for my clients. I can easily work in step with your pre-existing design plans or you can set me running and I'll bring you back a host of unique paths to choose.
Freelance Illustration and Design
2009 - present
I work independently to create layouts, logos, illustrations and presentation graphics. Most recent ongoing work is with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Singularity University. Clients have included Harpo Productions, Harper Collins, Uncommon Partners and Case Western University Alumni Association.
Production Artist/ Administrative
Sunset Canyon Pottery
Oct 2015 - May 2017
Hours scheduled to offset solo freelance work - various stages of ceramics production, customer service, updating and maintaining website and social media, order fulfillment and shipping.
Project Manager/ Creative Director
2007 - 2009
Began as a commercial scriptwriter and then was promoted to special projects writer for CEO. Cowrote a business plan and presentation materials for start-up movie and television production company. Strength of plan drew necessary funding and ownership agreement. Was then promoted and worked on project development; also designed promotional materials and presentation graphics.
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
FINAL CUT PRO
MAC OS &
MFA in Non-Toxic Printing and New Forms
Rochester Institute of Technology
I enrolled in order to explore new methods of printmaking so that I could expand my overall body of work. While there I developed art pieces that dealt with expectation vs. actuality. My thesis included several intaglio-type large scale prints and imagomachines, my name for the kinetic sculptures I was making.
BFA in Film Art
I explored narrative via filmmaking using mostly film and analog editing processes. The work very significantly influenced the way I tell stories with comics and also helped me to secure a scriptwriting position that I built into a Creative Director position.