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About Me
I am a designer and photographer with over nine years of experience solving problems visually and creatively. Graphic design is a core focus, but I am also equally adept at problem solving and storytelling through video, photography, UI and UX design, and yes, even print.

Along with a strong design background, I… Read More
I am a designer and photographer with over nine years of experience solving problems visually and creatively. Graphic design is a core focus, but I am also equally adept at problem solving and storytelling through video, photography, UI and UX design, and yes, even print.

Along with a strong design background, I have an equally deep knowledge of photography. My diverse skill set was developed throughout college and into my professional career as I worked as a full time graphic designer while acting as principal photographer in my own studio. While at the studio, I developed additional skills in key areas like financial and business planning, as well as the all important art of managing the client relationship. I currently pursue photography as a true enthusiast, shooting for myself, family and on personal projects.

In my current role as senior designer at Spredfast (formerly Mass Relevance), I am diving into the world of social acceleration through design. Already, I have had the opportunity to help clients like Twitter, SXSWi, Mashable, NASDAQ, Goody’s and Viggle with social visualizations. Most recently, my work has been featured at CES, SXSWi, Digital Entertainment World and E3. Read Less
What I'm Good At
Creative and art direction
Creative team recruiting, management and development
Vendor network development, sourcing and negotiations
Corporate branding and graphic standards
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc)
Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop
Photographer, focusing on portraiture, lifes… Read More
Creative and art direction
Creative team recruiting, management and development
Vendor network development, sourcing and negotiations
Corporate branding and graphic standards
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc)
Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop
Photographer, focusing on portraiture, lifestyle and location work
In-studio and on-location lighting (still and motion)
Video, motion production and visual storytelling
Color management and print workflows Read Less
How do I stay sharp?
The creative industry changes on a daily basis, meaning designers and brands must constantly create or take advantage of new technologies, techniques, and trends to be effective. The way people consume and are drawn to content is evolving, and we as designers must always put our solutions in the context of the end… Read More
The creative industry changes on a daily basis, meaning designers and brands must constantly create or take advantage of new technologies, techniques, and trends to be effective. The way people consume and are drawn to content is evolving, and we as designers must always put our solutions in the context of the end user and their culture in order for our clients to have successful outcomes.

As a professional within the industry I am committed to maintaining a competitive edge. One way I do this is through continuing education focusing on design trends, mobile, design software and hardware. I have maintained an Adobe Certified Expert certification in Photoshop for the past five years and regularly attend industry events and conferences to network and absorb as much information as I can about whats new in the industry. Read Less
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Work Experience
  • Senior Designer
    Spredfast // Austin, TX, USA
  • Manager of Creative Services and Lead Designer
    St. Jude Medical // Austin, TX, USA
  • Director of Digital Media and Development
    Kaufman Kramer Productions, Ltd. // Columbus, OH, USA
  • Creative Developer
    Xoran Technologies, Inc. // Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Media Technician
    Bowling Green State University // Bowling Green, OH, USA
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