creative director / designer

I am a multi-disciplined Design Director with fifteen years of design experience. I have led the creative development for a wide range of commmunications that includes extensive print design, integrated branding across various media and digital online experiences. I have worked at top tier firms in the Chicago area and have both agency and big brand experience. My work has strong conceptual roots and is aimed at helping brands grow.

I am passionate about design and I strive for excellence in both my personal and professional life.

For me, design isn't a job - it's a lifestyle. I look at the design and kerning of the restaurant menu instead of what's ON the menu. I'll buy a new brand of tea if it comes in a pretty package. I appreciate a nice mix of old and new: the rough character of antique and the clean lines of contemporary. I have the "old school" design sensibilities with a love of new technology and progressive, forward-thinking concepts.


Experience
 

17 - 19

PXL GRAPHICS

Design Director 
Branding, packaging, ebook design, UX/UI and app design and presentation design

15 - 19

LOGICA3

Design Director 
Print design, event materials & signage, web and email design, annual reports and presentation design

13  

OGILVY , REDWORKS DIVISION

Art Director
Collateral design, infographic design, environmental design and experiential design

09 - 13  

SELF-EMPLOYED

Graphic Designer / Director
Collateral design, logo/branding systems, B2B design, web design and annual reports

07 - 08  

50,000FEET

Graphic Designer
POP materials, logo/branding systems, collateral design and packaging

07 - 08  

SIMPLE TRUTH (formerly SGDP)

Graphic Designer
Advertising, logo development, B2B collateral design and information design

06  

SAMATA MASON

Graphic Designer
B2C logo/branding systems, advertising, collateral and web design

05 - 08 

LIENHART DESIGN

Graphic Designer
B2B & B2C logo/branding systems, collateral and web design


Education
 

2004

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, Chicago

BFA in Graphic Design