Creative Direction | Brand Strategy | Design

HELLO!

Thank you for checking out my experience and qualifications.

For six years, I ran a distributed branding studio that launched and nurtured over 20 dynamic startups in Vermont ranging from agriculture and farming to SaaS bookkeeping and green tech. As the leader of a distributed creative team, I partnered with amazing founders to define their end-user, develop a brand identity, and roll out a cohesive message undergirded by a unified and flexible brand identity system. 

My skills include illustration, motion, product design, video editing, copywriting, and inbound marketing.

Scroll to check out my work history, education, proficiencies,  and approach.

NEED AN AWESOME DESIGNER / CREATIVE LEADER FOR YOUR TEAM?

I am currently seeking full-time opportunities in New England, Europe and remote.

EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR OF BRAND DESIGN | Territory | Remote

AUG 2019 – PRESENT

Brand design, consumer packaging and digital marketing oriented towards intentional eaters seeking healthy, chef-made meals, conveniently delivered.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER | Qwerkal | Burlington, VT

FEB 2013 – AUG 2019

Brand strategy and marketing studio that partners with startups and dynamic organizations to build standout brand foundations that scale.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER | Startup Stamina | Burlington, VT

FEB 2017 – JAN 2018

Facilitate communication and collaboration within small entrepreneur ecosystems and through proprietary software and curated tools. I launched this side project to serve startups in Burlington, Vermont.

SENIOR DESIGNER | Weber Shandwick | New York City

OCT 2010 – JAN 2018

Global public relations firms. I joined the Weber Shandwick internal design team to implement branding and marketing solutions for NIKE, ARMY, Suave, Abbott, and OREO.

ART DIRECTOR | FoodMatch | New York City

FEB 2011 – FEB 2013

Mediterranean food purveyor. I joined FoodMatch to art direct its retail portfolio branding and packaging, in-store signage, product display, merchandising and B2C and B2B marketing. 

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | Mirrorball | New York City

APR 2011 – SEP 2011

Experiential and event marketing agency. I joined Mirrorball to oversee a team to design shockingly unique interactive spaces and events for brands Dos Equis and Perrier.

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | Agency RX | New York City

AUG 2010 – OCT 2010

Freelance pharmaceutical brand art direction.

ART DIRECTOR | JWT Inside | New York City

JUL 2010 – AUG 2010

Freelance graphic design and art direction for client Siemens.

ART DIRECTOR | The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) | Seattle

JUN 2007 – JUL 2010

Pro-bono art direction and event marketing.

SENIOR DESIGNER | Whiting Design | Seattle

JAN 2008 – JUN 2010

Graphic design and branding for Seattle-based organizations.

SENIOR DESIGNER | Exhibit Design | Seattle

JUN 2006 – JAN 2008

Experiential design for tradeshows and event spaces.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

  • The Art Institute of Seattle
  • 2004 – 2006 | Seattle, WA

General Education

  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • 2002 – 2003 | Anchorage, AK

Certifiction in Graphic Design

  • Platt College
  • 2000 – 2001 | San Diego, CA

PROFICIENCY

    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • After Effects
    • Premiere Pro
    • Adobe XD
    • InVision
    • Sketch
    • WordPress
    • Prismic

    MY APPROACH

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    Drive creative decisions around the optimal end-user experience

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    Study and adopt new technology and trends to meet a rapidly shifting market

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    Facilitate open and transparent team communication

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    Manage and deploy a cohesive, data driven, and inspiring artistic vision

    NEED AN AWESOME DESIGNER / CREATIVE LEADER FOR YOUR TEAM?

    I am currently seeking full-time opportunities in New England, Europe and remote.