About me


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A native of the great state of Michigan, I have resided in Chicago since 1998. I currently work as a senior level creative & digital marketing specialist at a full-service printing and marketing communications company. 

The work I do on a daily basis helps manage, foster and grow the brands of a number of companies and organizations. I have found that gaining success in this area is achieved by following a company’s actions and understanding their voice, vision, and goals. I have successfully helped companies with their branding across various channels including print, web, e-marketing, social media and integrated campaigns.

Collaboration is a key component of design, which is a process that requires a team to get the job done right, and on time. I have worked successfully with a number of different teams throughout my career, tackling projects with various professionals including, but not limited to: project managers, sales executives, marketing directors, technology specialists, prepress operators, freelance production artists, photographers, illustrators, and of course other designers and creative directors. That being said, I am also capable of working independently with minimal supervision, handling everything from art direction and layout to customer service and presentations.

Having worked predominantly in the print industry for many years, I have extensive knowledge when it comes to the conceptualization, creation, preflighting, and archiving of files for production. I have attended a number of press checks and am familiar with many of the common inks, coatings, substrates and bindery techniques used in printing. I have experience creating large-format designs for use at trade shows as well as product packaging and retail displays. I am also well-versed in digital creative tasks including the creation of banner ads, HTML emails and digital marketing campaigns, and designs for landing pages and web sites. I also have experience in directing photoshoots and managing illustrators and freelance designers.

When I'm not working I'm a busy husband and father, and some of my extracurricular pursuits include photography, travel, hiking, guitar, home recording, cooking, and Krav Maga training.

To learn more, download my resumé


what i do


Capabilities

Print

Brand

Digital Marketing

Social

Web

 

Areas of Expertise

Art Direction

Concept & Strategy

Brand Management

Logos & Identity

Copywriting

Design, Layout &
Production

Integrated Marketing

Image Retouching &
Compositing

Illustration

Photography

UX/UI Design

Skills

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

Dreamweaver

Acrobat

Microsoft Office

Pardot for Salesforce

Emma Email

Squarespace

Widen DAM

Wordpress/
CMS

 

Markets

Consumer Electronics

Retirement Living

Higher Education

Pharma/Healthcare Provider

Apparel/Fashion

Travel & Tourism

Office Supplies

Real Estate/Property Management

Retail/E-Commerce

Financial Services/Banking

Public Sector