I am currently located in Chicago, but my professional experience starts at a multidisciplinary design firm in San Francisco called Gallagher & Associates. Museums, visitor centers, and exhibits are their main focus. At G&A I worked in an agency setting with a team of eight people that included two architects, two… Read More
I am currently located in Chicago, but my professional experience starts at a multidisciplinary design firm in San Francisco called Gallagher & Associates. Museums, visitor centers, and exhibits are their main focus. At G&A I worked in an agency setting with a team of eight people that included two architects, two graphic designers, two industrial designers, and a project manager. Some of the more significant projects we designed and executed include The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA and The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.
Since moving back to Chicago, I've taken on many freelance graphic design projects. The freelance projects include web design, print design, business cards, stationary, invitations, and environmental graphics. I also dabble in photography and oil painting to keep the artist in me happy.
I currently work at The Carlson Group, heading most of the graphic production work. Additionally, I am responsible for creating presentations, printed booklets, and internal documents/templates. At TCG I've gained substantial experience in retail and branding. We work mostly with sports companies like Adidas, Under Armour, The North Face, Columbia, and Asics. Working at TCG has taught me a great deal about brand identity and I was intrigued to learn and digest "branding standards" from various companies.
My training within the industrial design program at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign centered on the human and the psychology of how we interact not only with objects, but the world around us. This close examination of the human experience on both a micro and macro scale has formed the foundation to the way I approach design. A combination of focus and determination has lead me to be a thorough researcher and a quick learner. Being trained as an industrial designer has given me confidence and tools to work around any design challenges I may face. Read Less