I’m an Art Director focused on Brand Identity Development, Logo Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and UI/UX.
Creative expression has always played a huge role in my life. While growing up in the Detroit suburbs, I loved reading, taking fine art and design classes and swimming in Lake Huron (“up north”) every summer. My high school portfolio was a hard won success that landed me fine art awards and a half tuition scholarship. The raw artist in me began the road of discovery to connect my work to the world of design in both experimental and practical ways. In 2007, I graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications.
I started out as a Graphic Designer in the custom event decor industry. After that, I was a Marketing Specialist for luxury real estate marketing in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Later, I fell further into my typography obsession while making custom art and typesetting letterpress party favors in Skokie. Shortly after that I was freelancing, working on brand identity development contracts and green screen superimposing services at special events. I started working downtown again, this time in River North, while refining my content development and digital design skills within the affiliate marketing industry. Next, I set out for Milwaukee, where I’ve spent the past 3 years hiking the hills of Wisconsin and doing remote contracts with agencies and small businesses.
Throughout my 10 years of professional experience, I’ve been honing my craft, taking risks and studying culture. Aside from that, I’m a canvas painting, disco dancing MST3K fan. We’re born to be alive.