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Machines. There’s just something about them. Moving gears, robotic functionality,
structure in motion. Bits and parts winding, cranking and coalescing in perfect
harmony to become something greater. Inert materials fused in dynamic kinesis.
How things work and how they relate to one another to engineer the world … Read More
Machines. There’s just something about them. Moving gears, robotic functionality,
structure in motion. Bits and parts winding, cranking and coalescing in perfect
harmony to become something greater. Inert materials fused in dynamic kinesis.
How things work and how they relate to one another to engineer the world around
us has always fascinated me. This innate curiosity for invention and utility drives
me to tinker and examine and deconstruct in order to discover the true nature of
existence…and then forge it into something new.

As an artist, my reverence for constitution and function electrifies my creative
sensibilities, leading me to find inspiration in all things mechanical, from industrial
architecture and historical mechanisms to the greatest machine of all—the human
body. Through innovative uses of collage and assemblage, I seek to explore the
parallels between technology, the human environment and the mortal condition.
Layering wood, paint, graphite, paper, giclée prints and found objects together into
beautifully intricate compositions, I meld nature and artifice into surreal worlds of
organic automatons and living structure. I want to know what makes things tick, and find ways to make them tick in an unexpected, yet inspiring new way.
Taking apart my environment and my being to discover their inner workings and all
the moving parts beneath, then reconnecting the pieces in new configurations to
create living, breathing machines of high art. That’s how I work. Read Less
  • Art Director
    Kohl's — Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Designer
    Kohler — Kohler, WI, USA
  • Owner, Creative Director
    Mingadigm — Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Guest Instructor
    Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design — Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Designer
    Straight Up, Inc. — Hartland, WI, USA
  • Art Director
    Kindred Clothiers — Milwaukee, WI, USA
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EDUCATION
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design BFA in Illustration (2004)

EXPERIENCE
Kohl’s consultant (March 12 - Current)
Art direction
+ Collaboratively work with user experience, designers and copywriters to build great user and brand experiences.
+ Translation of stragey and business objectives into user e… Read More
EDUCATION
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design BFA in Illustration (2004)

EXPERIENCE
Kohl’s consultant (March 12 - Current)
Art direction
+ Collaboratively work with user experience, designers and copywriters to build great user and brand experiences.
+ Translation of stragey and business objectives into user experiences that engage the client.
+ Proven ability to delivery innovative, inspired design solutions for mulitple projects under extreme deadlines.
+ Intuitively take direction, supplying multiple solutions to multiple projects effectively and efficiently.

Kohler consultant (Aug 11- March 12)
Designer
+ Style guide creation
+ Creation of technical illustrations for use in style guides and manuals
+ Photo retouching for print and digital use

Mingadigm, llc Owner (08-present)
Art direction / Branding / Apparel Design / UI & UX Design
+ Recent clients : Old Navy, Ocupop, Fullhouse Interactive; Miller Coors, House of Blues, & Circle K.
The Keystone Design Union (New York, NY); NFL- Adidas/Reebok.,Nu Visual Language (Miami, FL),
OM Records (San Francisco, CA), SO-ME Clothing (Miami, FL), Makeshift Prodigy,

MIAD Guest Instructor | Senior Seminar for Illustrators (Mars - Apr 2009, Jan - Feb 2011)
Teaching|Art Direction / Branding
+ Creation of unique section curriculum based on current fashion & retail customization trends & how to apply such to their respective styles or processes
+ E ngage & Inspire the class body as well as students individually to create outstanding work

Straight-Up, Inc. (Aug 05 - Jan 11)
Apparel Design / Digital Design & Development / Illustration
+ Lead creative in fashion forward Brand Development
+ Lead Digital Designer
+ M anage brand identities & guidelines
+ Produce graphics & products that energize the brand & it’s audience.
+ Research & Develop products with vendors, geared towards specific branded promotional marketing campaigns.
+ Consult with creative team about objectives and/or styles for various clients’ needs

Kindred Clothiers division of Straight-Up, Inc. (2007-2009)
Art Direction / Apparel Design / Digital Design & Development/ Illustration
+ Lead Creative behind Kindred Clothiers & Kindred Market Brands
+ Branding Concepts & Development for Kindred & independent labels under Kindred brand

FedEx Kinkos (2003-2005)
Senior Project Coordinator
+ Lead team of co-workers in best production & efficiency techniques on a per project basis
+ Vital role in the opening & management of pilot location Read Less
- Goal oriented team player
- Effective communication and selling of creative ideas
- Meeting deadlines efficiently and within a budget
- Creative research and analysis to cater to a specific demographic and/or client
- Conceive and develop elaborate conceptual themes, and collections
- Ability to inspire and mot… Read More
- Goal oriented team player
- Effective communication and selling of creative ideas
- Meeting deadlines efficiently and within a budget
- Creative research and analysis to cater to a specific demographic and/or client
- Conceive and develop elaborate conceptual themes, and collections
- Ability to inspire and motivate peers/colleagues to work to their fullest potential Read Less
Member Since: Oct 30, 2007