THE WORK PART

I am a designer. I design for the web, for print, for store shelves, table tops, labels, billboards, logo and identity design. It feels great to give someone the tools they need to promote and grow their business more efficiently.

I work with industry leaders in Retail, Marketing, Advertising, User Experience, Product Development and packaging. I also work for small local businesses. I aim to exceed all client expectations with every project.

A LITTLE HISTORY

I graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Graphic Design (Illustration Emphasis). I pursued mixed media illustration while secretly developing a love affair with my Apple computer.

In 1998, I began working for Adobe, where I created original sample art that shipped with Adobe Photoshop 5.0, Illustrator 8.0, and ImageReady. I assisted in developing new features for these programs while creating artwork and marketing materials for Demo’s, Tutorials, Brochures, and Web.

I am a classically trained artist with extensive experience in graphic and UX design. I have the ability to anticipate and encapsulate the needs of my clients. I “get” what clients need and I enjoy making it happen.

I currently work as a Freelance Graphic & Web Designer in Fairfield, Iowa.

Awards

My websites have received two outstanding website awards from the Web Marketing Association. One of those awards was for a site I designed for Black & Decker promoting a new product.

Partial List of Clients

Adobe Systems

The Learning Company

Human Factors International

Hawthorne Direct

Global ID

Food Chain ID

GeoVision Software Inc.

New York Public Library

Sears

Spiegel

Black & Decker

Ross-Simons
Fairfield CoLab
Creative Edge Mastershop
French-Reneker Associates
Tool Keepers

Pericom Semiconductor

Colored Horse Studios

Fairfield Art Association

Natel
 Boadband
Lisco Internet Services

Cafe Paradiso



See portfolio for examples of my work

  • Skills

    WordPress Design
    Logo Design
    Brand Identity Design
    Art Direction
    Graphic Design
    Web Design & Development
    Interface Design
    App UI Design
    Wordpress Dev / CMS (content management system)
    Illustration
    Photography
    Marketing
    Brainstorming, Color Scheming, Naming, Sketching

  • Products / Media

    Websites
    Logos
    Ads & Promotions
    Signs / Posters / Flyers
    Banners
    Icons
    Products & Packaging
    Letterhead, Business Cards, Stationery
    CD Art
    Illustrations

I maintain sanity by balancing my on-device time with more physical challenges:

Sustainable Installation & building
Rocket Stoves
Garden Structures
Soil Building
Chainsaws
Motorcycles