Insightful. Creative. Passionate.
I am a California native. I have worked as a b+w wedding portrait printer, a server at a 5 star restaurant, and escaped from Alcatraz with podium recognition. I love new challenges and have a weakness for adventure, with extensive travels through Europe, Mexico, Thailand, and Indonesia. I work hard and play hard.
Design to me is more than just making a product or building a brand, it is about making a change in the way people experience it.
I am a brand specialist with over twelve year’s experience in delivering an elite level of art direction and graphic design solutions. Needless to say I do not discriminate - whether it's digital work or traditional, or art direction or graphic design focus – I approach all projects with enthusiasm and a strong desire to create fresh, insightful, relevant experiences.
A few examples of clients I have worked with in the past: Borel Private Bank, DMB Realty, MSquared Consulting, ScottUSA, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, Constellation Brands, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford and Clos du Bois.
Specialties: Brand Development. Visual Design for Print and Digital. Creative Team Management. Project Management. Art Direction and Design. Packaging. Typography.
My passions are re-fueled from recent world travels and am ready for the next challenge. I am looking for freelance work, both on-site and off-site.
Provided topline creative leadership and design direction as well as hands-on design solutions for virtually all of Constellations’ luxury and premium-luxury brands.
Robert Mondavi Winery, Franciscan Estate, SIMI Winery, Mt. Veeder, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Wild Horse Winery, Vendange Wine Cellars, Woodbridge,
- December 2012
Napa, California, United States
Art directed the development and implimentation of brand identity systems, advertising campaigns, websites and print collateral for small and medium sized clients.
- July 2007
Sonoma, California, United States
Young & Wells Marketing
Designed and produced branding programs for luxury clients in the travel & leisure industry.
- January 2004
San Francisco, California, United States
Verb Design & Advertising
Designed and produced RIDEBMX magazine. Assisted the creative director with editorial design, house ads and content organization of RIDEBMX from cover to cover.
- February 2002
Benicia, California, United States
California State University - Chico
Bachelor's degree, Visual Communication w/ emphasis in graphic design
- June 1999
Chico, California, United States
American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards
2 Silver , 3 Bronze
Print Design Magazine
Design Annual - packaging
Art Direction And Deisgn,
Identity And Logomark Systems,
IPad/iPhone App Design,
Production: Print / Labels / LSM / Packaging,