Skills

Direction: Pro-actively oversee any creative project while diplomatically navigating a team dynamic. Balance seasoned experience working with multiple stakeholders to achieve concept development and production. Provide strong concepting, branding, strategic,
and photography direction on any project, all within fast-paced deadlines. Comfortable presenting and meeting with a variety of
clients and departments, both internal and external.

Design: Strong sense of typography, layout, image manipulation, package design, photography retouching, printing process,
color proofing, press checking, color theory, system design, digital photography, publication design and layout, all with respect to
the linear process of design and print production. 

Related: I have a working knowledge of pre-press, print production, professional digital photography studio and product styling, computer-generated imagery, color correction, network troubleshooting and experience with a variety of in-house proofing printers.


Experience

3/2015 – Present • Graphic Designer, Freelance  Denver, CO
Overview of Role: I have a variety of projects through local and national clients including Pearl Izumi, UDR Luxury Apartments and
the Hertz Family of Brands. I have also contracted on and off with the Integer Group here in Denver. Working in a hybrid department servicing both the production and creative teams. Designing for a variety of clients, including: Kellogg's, Gillette, P&G, MillerCoors,
Mars-Wrigley and Kroger.

9/2012 – 5/2015 • Graphic Designer, Good Sam Enterprises & Camping World Inc  Denver, CO
Accomplishments: Elevated branding and marketing platform for 7 major brands within Good Sam Enterprises - Designed multiple
high-level marketing pieces alongside VP of creative - Designed multiple concepts for CNBC's TV show The Profit - Redesigned
entire Coast to Coast branding and Directory
Overview of Role: Provide creative solutions to all 7 corporate brands of Good Sam Enterprises, including the Camping World
Corporation. Working directly with all the marketing managers to provide creative support, such as: logos, ads, flyers, brochures,
direct mailers, large format graphics, media kits, POS retail materials, magazines, multi-page directories, and some online
deliverables such as static emails & web banners. 

12/2010 – 8/2012 • Creative Services Manager, Globus Family of Brands  Denver, CO
Accomplishments: Successfully migrated all marketing project creation to an internal creative team from previous ad agency -
Designed multiple high level marketing pieces alongside CEO & VP of marketing - Personally designed 5 travel books and oversaw
he production of 23 annually - Developed and managed creation of a new OnDemand printing website for internal and external
sales teams - Managed the travel book re-design process for all 4 brands
Overview of Role: Hired to create an internal creative process and begin producing marketing projects after the relationship with the
prior ad agency was terminated. The majority of our support went to the internal and external sales teams along with delivering materials to travel agents across the world. Our creative team of 7 designers and 1 copy editor which I managed, produced over 1,700 unique projects each year. Marketing projects included: ads, sales print collateral pieces, logos, direct mailers of varying sizes, flyers, large
format graphics, posters, conference materials, trade show graphics, photography shoots and video production. Along with the creation
of those materials, the creative team was also responsible for producing 23 individual travel books for international distribution each
year. We produced 4 international versions in collaboration with our international offices on a chosen few as well.

6/2006 – 11/2010 • Sr. Creative Services Manager, Richmond American Homes  Denver, CO
Accomplishments: Promoted to Sr. Creative Services Manager from Creative Services Manager - Delivered multiple projects directly
for the CEO and COO and worked directly with the CMO, Sales VP and HR VP - Integral part in managing rebranding of the entire
RAH brand in 2009 - Saved the company tens of thousands of dollars each year in printing costs with efficiencies and printer proofing - Developed multiple creative processes to increase efficiencies in the internal process and department asset management tools
Overview of Role: Managed a team of print designers, that ranged from 4 to 13 people during my tenure. Oversaw the strategy,
creative direction and design of a variety of large scale projects which included: various collateral, logos, direct mail, flyers, brochures, magazines, large format graphics, signage, photography and video. Project workload ranged from 200 - 500 print projects per week nationwide--working directly with: account, media, print production, copy, photography, video, legal, interactive, online and executive departments. Clients included: GE, Delta, Pottery Barn and Sherwin Williams. 

9/2004 – 6/2006 • Art Director, F+W Publications / Memory Makers  Denver, CO
Accomplishments: Promoted to Art Director from Designer - Successfully updated the Memory Makers brand, making the product
more relevant and increasing book sales - Managed company-wide rollout of new operating software from Quark to Indesign, all
without affecting workflow or deadlines - Developed and integrated efficient processes for creative team; including photography,
design and copy allowing us to increase book production count from 13 to 22 annually - The updated production processes led to
my team successfully
Overview of Role: Managed 2 full-time designers, and a handful of freelance designers and photographers. Designed the highest
profile Memory Makers books, promotion branding and art directed the logo re-design. Oversaw the entire design, photography, marketing and promotional process for 20 books annually; that sold internationally in craft and book stores, most notably Barnes & Nobles, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. My team worked very closely with the in-house editorial and photography staff on each project,
some lasting over 18 months. I was a part of over 80 books creatively in my 4 years with Memory Makers Publications.


technology





EDUCATION

Proficient in; Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office Suite, Sketch, Multiple font and ftp
management programs and MAC OS

Experience with; (minimal) InCopy, Dreamweaver / Flash, Director, Quicktime VR, and Premiere

University of Nebraska at Kearney • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Visual Communication and Design


References available upon request.