Apple, Nike, adidas, Columbia Sportswear, New Era Caps, SoJo Studios, GruntWorks, Urban Restaurants, Lady Raven Productions, MGC Inc., Nicu's Spoon Theater Co., House In Kauai, REAL Software, Dez Young Trio, schoeller, Gyspy Caravan, Written In Ashes, Jay Menna, Robkast Radio, and Cafe Nation to name a few.
Art Director / Visual Designer
ImageWare Systems, Inc. — Portland, OR, USA
DamonDesign.com — USA
Senior Designer, Creative & Art Direction, Print Production, Web Design + More
When I was 5, I touched my first computer and the first thing I did was to try and draw with it. I created pictures by combining characters on the screen until I had something. it was 1974 and the computer was a mainframe at PSU in Portland, Oregon. I was creating ACSII art long before I knew what that was.
In 1992, I started on my path, becoming deeply entrenched in computer and traditional graphics production and design. Since then, I've helped craft designs in digital spaces, print and in physical forms. I've worked for some big names like Nike, adidas, and Apple Computer. I've worked with some small names you've never heard of. Both have provided me with immense enjoyment, and I take pride in the satisfaction of my clients, some of whom I call my friends.
Curiosity is embedded in my DNA. Exploring that through technology and art is my passion. If I'm not creating something, I am simply not happy or satisfied.
New technology and methodologies are my lifeblood.
For me art and science are the same thing. Music is science is art. Art is music is science is art. Science is art is music.
I create things. It's what I do. I won't ever stop doing it.
Let me show you what I can do. Read Less
I've done many things in my time in the design world. I've designed, logos, identities, comprehensive business paper systems (business cards, letterheads, envelopes, address labels), ads, promos, insert cards, credit card applications, credit cards, posters, flyers, websites, web ads, application interfaces, icons… Read More
I've done many things in my time in the design world. I've designed, logos, identities, comprehensive business paper systems (business cards, letterheads, envelopes, address labels), ads, promos, insert cards, credit card applications, credit cards, posters, flyers, websites, web ads, application interfaces, icons, buttons, badges, banners, presentations, interior and exterior way finding, signs, packaging of all sorts from flexography to 4-color + spot color. I've helped create ads for television, web, and print. I've been on press-checks, spec'ed paper, card, and managed other more esoteric printed materials. I can write and edit copy. I've created worlds in games for friends and family, and am producing a game I'm bringing to market with my daughter. I've created style guides, color guides, brand guides, catalogs, manuals, programming publications, magazines, and holiday cards. I've done silkscreening from start to finish, I've explored emboss, deboss, letterpress, and hand-drawn thousands of words, letters, characters, drawings, sketches and ideas. I've created workflow optimizations, trained, mentored, and consulted people of all skills levels in processes and applications across the board. I thoroughly understand the process of developing applications for desktop, mobile, and web. I speak geek and navigate most apps with muscle-memory key commands. I've programmed and managed $250k budgets in Excel, and created and managed databases. I've created workflow scripts and automated systems to manage large file systems. I've administered file servers and created, implemented, and managed multiple layers of secured and redundant backups from desktop to enterprise. I've designed, built and painted scenery for stage and film. I've shot and edited video professionally, I've worked with global brands on their level and I've made sure that little brands come across the same way. I've written, recorded, performed, and produced music for stage, film, web, and rock and roll shows.
I've learned most everything I know, by doing it until I get it right. I've made a few mistakes along the way, it's only ever been an learning experience which lead to a greater success. I love sharing what I know with people whom are eager to learn. Read Less