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I’m an art director and designer with over 10 years of experience. I’ve had the good fortune of developing a portfolio of work ranging from high-profile print advertising and brand materials to consumer-facing web experiences for some awesome clients.

Strong suits

Print design
Advertising design
Web design & strategy
Brand character and identity


Adobe: InDesign | Photoshop | Illustrator | Dreamweaver | Flash

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January 2009 — present

Freelance Art Director

Everything from large integrated campaigns, web strategy and design to branding and identity development. I love tackling all creative problems big and small.


January 2009 — present

Ceramic Artist

I create functional work with an intrinsic goal to bring meaning to the most ordinary routine — your morning coffee or bowl of cereal. Commonplace objects made beautiful and unique. Utilitarian works that transform habits into rituals.


January 2006 — May 2013

Partners + Napier

senior art director

I managed projects ranging from print advertising and in-store branding to consumer-facing web experiences for nationally recognized brands. I worked closely with creative directors, writers, account directors, vendors, and clients to see projects through from concept to execution, ensuring the integrity of the idea was preserved and that craftsmanship was honored.


November 2001 — December 2005

Coombs Media

graphic designer

Design and development of multiple websites, direct-mail, branding and identity for clients including Eastman Kodak, Bayer Lawn & Garden, Xerox and Duke Energy.


Rochester Institute of Technology, May 2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design

Awards // Recognition

RAF Addys:
2015 — Best of Print (Served Promo), 2 Gold, 3 Silver
2014 — 3 Silver
2013 — 1 Gold, 2 Silver
2012 — 2 Gold, 2 Silver
2011 — 3 Silver
2010 — 1 Gold, 1 Silver
2008 — 1 Gold

District 2 Addys:
2015 — 1 Gold, 1 Silver (Served Promo)

Telly Award:
2014 — Silver (Life Has A Plan Campaign)

Website recognition:
2013 — The Best Designs
2013 — Awwwards