I believe that when you hire a designer, they not only need to be talented, but you also should be able to see yourself having a beer with them, so this is me…
I grew up in Wisconsin on the Mississippi River and I have always loved the outdoors. From camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking, I love it all. I moved to San Diego for college, where I attended the Art Institute of California – San Diego and graduated with my B.S. in Advertising. I have always had a strong creative focus in my life, and have always enjoyed photography, painting, making things, and design in general. I love animals and have adopted multiple greyhounds through the Greyhound Adoption Center. They are sweet, elegant, and such wonderful companion dogs. I enjoy whiskey and had a wonderful trip through Kentucky doing the Bourbon trail, and I’m planning on doing it again soon. I enjoy traveling and have been all over the United States. I have also traveled to Ontario Canada, Mexico City, London, and soon will be taking a trip to Thailand. I hope to be able to visit every continent
I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients in my decade in the industry as both an in-house designer and in an agency setting. I have worked with surfing companies, outdoor sporting goods national brands, independent jewelry designers, yoga instructors, and many more. The diversity of the projects gives me a great appreciation for research and understanding. I want to know everything about my clients industry and their customers/users so that I can place them in the best light, and get them the results they are looking for. I do everything from business identity development/redesign, marketing materials, website design, marketing plans and strategy, to user interface and experience design for mobile or web applications. I have strong communication skills, experience working with product owners and engineers and am comfortable speaking to both sides. I have also been a photographer for the last 15 years and frequently contribute custom photography for many of my clients.
So now that you know who I am, I hope you can see having a beer with me and chatting about how I would be a great asset to your company or business.