About

My passion in life has always been dreaming and exploring new ides (and as an adult, drinking coffee). Curiosity has been in my blood since I was a young boy and it’s helped drive me to challenge and grow my perspective on the outside world. One of the most beautiful things is bringing an idea or thought into existence.

I am a creative thinker and problem solver. I love looking at the “big” picture and finding creative solutions for clients. I have experience with internal and external corporate communications, along with extensive graphic design and live event production experience. My desire is to create connection and communication by sparking people’s interests with design and creativity.


Work Experience

INDEPENDENT CREATIVE CONTRACTOR
Self-Employed – Holland, MI – April 2018 – Present

  • Provide creative direction, print design, branding/identity, web design, app design, presentation design, and live event graphics support/operations

 

LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Grooters Productions – Holland, MI – July 2013 – April 2018

  • Responsible for web design, UI design, print design, branding, logo design, app design, production design, and presentation design.
  • Lead the creative efforts in the design department.
  • Provide art direction to the graphics department.
  • Work directly with the programming department.
  • Assist sales efforts to garner new business.

 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER / LEAD PROJECT MANAGER / 
LIVE EVENT GRAPHICS COORDINATOR
Create Expectations – Atlanta, GA – September 2008 – July 2013

  • Managed incoming and current projects.
  • Managed staff to ensure company proficiency with clients and deadlines.
  • Provided live, on-site graphics support and production management.
  • Worked directly with individual clients, departments, leaders, and senior level management staff.
  • Client work included Auto Trader, CA Technologies, Holiday Inn, IHG, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Education

FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Digital Art & Design, Bachelor of Science, Winter Park, FL – May 2006 – June 2008

  • 22 month accelerated program
  • Received Perfect Attendance Award

Clients

Accenture
Aramark
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Autotrader
CA Technologies
Caesars Palace Entertainment
Coca-Cola European Partners
Crust 54
Dell
Delta Airlines
Fleet Engineers
Focus on the Family
Glaceau
Global Payments
Go! Experience Design
Holiday Inn
Hop Lot Brewing Company
Intercontinental Hotel Group
Lowes
NBC Universal
Novo Nordisk
Reebok
SAF Holland
That The World May Know
The Coca-Cola Company
USA Network
XD Agency