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 graphic design specialist at a full-service printing and marketing communications company. 

My work helps manage, foster and grow the brands of a number of companies. I have found that gaining success in this area is achieved not just by being incredibly familiar with a brand guidelines manual, but also 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 creation, preflighting, collection 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 designs for use at trade shows as well as product packaging. I am also well-versed in prepping files for digital end use including banner ads, HTML emails, and mockups for web sites. I also have experience in directing photoshoots.

When I'm not working, I am busy being a husband and father. Some of my extracurricular pursuits include digital photography, travel, camping, hiking, running, guitar, drumming, and Krav Maga training.


what i do


Capabilities

Print

Brand

E-Marketing

Social

Web

 

Areas of Expertise

Art Direction

Concept & Strategy

Brand Management

Logos & Identity

Copywriting

Design, Layout &
Production

Integrated Marketing

Image Retouching &
Compositing

Illustration

Skills

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

Dreamweaver

Acrobat

Microsoft Office

Emma Email

Squarespace

Wordpress/
CMS

Digital Asset
Management Systems

Industries

Consumer Electronics

Retirement Living

Higher Education

Medical & Healthcare

Apparel

Travel & Tourism

Office Supplies

Real Estate

Retail

Financial

Public Sector