Well-rounded, detail-oriented designer and director, able to wear many hats. More than just designer, I am a marketer, analyst, and businessman who loves to lead other designers strategically in the design thinking process by developing great ideas through brainstorming and client interaction. Specializing in bran… Read More
Well-rounded, detail-oriented designer and director, able to wear many hats. More than just designer, I am a marketer, analyst, and businessman who loves to lead other designers strategically in the design thinking process by developing great ideas through brainstorming and client interaction. Specializing in branding and print design, my experience has led me to develop and maintain successful corporate brands, brand standards, and expand past the normal confines of traditional design.
Some people may describe me as a designer, a brand strategist, a little bit of mad scientist, a drop of "Rainman", with a dash of "A Beautiful Mind," wrapped in a dose of 80's metal on hockey skates.
Personal statement: To be a life-long learner, researcher, and strategist that sparks creativity in others. Read Less
January 2011 | Present
Responsible for leading a small team of designers and developers in the creation of innovative designs for all of the company’s collateral and marketing material needs. Interface with key executives and department heads to t… Read More
January 2011 | Present
Responsible for leading a small team of designers and developers in the creation of innovative designs for all of the company’s collateral and marketing material needs. Interface with key executives and department heads to translate their visionary concepts into tangible materials that strengthen the brand and impact the company. Design, build and maintain the graphic standards of the Southland Industries brand.
Senior Designer | Creative Brand Manager
October 2006 | January 2011
Government IT infrastructure services and solutions company providing federal, state, and local governments with technology products and software while using the technology lifecycle management approach.
Provide creative services and technical insight to the sales, marketing, events, human resources, and executive departments of the company. Responsibilities include the creation of designs, standards and maintenance of the brand, both for internal and external marketing usage. Built “look and feel,” when company transformed from a reseller to solutions provider, resulting in a savings of ROI of approximately one million dollars. Matrix-managed architects, building management; general contractors, printers, and sign manufacturers for production of brand oriented material involving construction of the corporate headquarters and perform transactions within budget.
April 1998 | present
Personally owned and operated part-time design service company focused on corporate identity.
Work with clients to meet their needs in the creation and execution of print and web advertisements, brand identity development, logos, brochures, environmental signage, and presentations. Most notable work includes the design of all Gateway Canyon resort logos for the restaurant, hotel, outpost, general store, and auto museum. Clients include: Alutiiq, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, Discovery Communications Inc., Gateway Canyons, Hendricks Investment Holdings, The John and Maureen Hendricks Charitable Foundation, JD Roth Enterprises, School of Dogs, and the Washington Capitals Alumni
The History Factory
February 2006 | October 2006
Heritage management firm that specializes in helping corporation’s leverage, store, and categorize their history to expand their marketing campaigns.
Preside as lead designer in the development of materials for corporate exhibits, museums, books and websites. Refine, produce and maintain company logos and brand standards. Work with VP of Design to ensure client objectives are met and mentor junior designers to enhance graphic capabilities and marketing strategies on assigned projects.
Carter Cosgrove + Company
July 2005 | February 2006
Marketing firm producing high-end design and brand analysis to various government, consulting and technology clients.
Designed for top-level accounts such as Accenture and the IBM Business for Government. Supply services to work closely with client account representatives to preserve and maintain the brand standards set forth by clients. Assisted in the rebranding efforts of Deltek.
May 2003 | July 2005
April 1998 | April 1999
A temporary occupational fulfillment agency that provides companies with high-caliber design talent to suit their project’s needs.
Projects would vary depending upon client needs. I was able to adapt to changing requirements and offer quality, professional design and consulting services. Jobs would consist of timeframes ranging from one-day stints to weeks or months at a time. From 2003 through 2005 Aquent provided subsequent work and pay while I committed myself to a full-time college curriculum.
Discovery Communications Inc.
September 1998 | December 2002
Bethesda/Silver Spring, Maryland
Leading documentary station providing real-world entertainment in the cable and satellite programming.
Served as point person to protect brand identity guidelines at Discovery and its’ cable affiliates, i.e. Comcast Cox Communications and Time Warner. Worked with top-level executives on sales materials and multi-functional presentations. I also worked closely with the Founder/CEO on many of his key projects, preparing presentations, developing logos, and proposals. Was the only designer in the Affiliate Sales and Marketing Department and assisted as the liaison to the Design Group to ensure collateral including: postcards, brochures, posters, websites, and event material met the needs of the marketing message.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Corcoran College of Art + Design
Graphic Design (w/honors) | 2005
Certificate of Multimedia
United Digital Artists | 2000
Northern Virginia Community College, Communication Design: Electronic Graphic Design and Illustration | 1997
| Activities & Achievements
GTSI | Performance | 2009
GTSI | Achievement | 2008
Corcoran Faculty Award
Senior | Graphic Design | April 2005
Corcoran Alumni Professional & Scientific Award
Junior | Graphic Design | April 2004
Corcoran College of Art + Design
President’s Award Scholarship | December 2002
Cable MARK Award for Marketing
Silver MARK | IPAK Online Marketing Kit | 2001
Gold MARK | The PAK Marketing Kit | 2000
Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Apple Final Cut Studio 2, Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point) and Quark XPress
Currently taking Brand Management courses by Skillport. Read Less