Stuff about me
For starters, that's me, as a child, in a bucket.
That’s Patches in the background, she was a Border Collie and my best friend growing up — she lived to be 18 years old.
Things I do when I'm not in a bucket
Originally hailing from a small town in Kentucky, I now call Columbus, Ohio home. Where I live with my partner-in-crime, Dan, two cats, a radical one named Rascal, and a great one called Griff, I professedly drink too much coffee, eat my fair share of doughnuts, love animals, read books, make art, and do design.
I’ve been on the path of creating my entire life — sketching, drawing, designing, conceptualizing, developing, coding, experimenting, listening, learning, and more. I enjoy creativity, but I enjoy helping people and organizations translate their ideas into fantastic creative work.
Whether working alone or in a group, I’m communicative and collaborative, asking the right questions to get the best possible solutions for each unique request.
Skills that pay the bills
I started sketching and drawing as a child; I’ve carried that skill ever since. Whether it is traditional or digital, I really enjoy pulling those fantastical ideas from my mind.
Design and layout
I have extensive experience leading and creating print and digital design, motion graphics, environmental work, and illustration from concept to production.
Software and coding
I’m skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite, XD, Sketch, Affinity photo & designer, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Microsoft Office, WordPress, HTML, CSS, and always learning more.
Branding and strategy
I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different companies throughout my career, exploring, enhancing, creating, and developing their brands and guidelines.
Some of my experience
My background includes corporate, agency, and freelance graphic design experience. I have worked on national and international marketing, advertising, and product launch campaigns for national brands, universities, and companies, as well as a host of startup and mid-size businesses.
Nationwide Insurance – 2008-Present
As a senior-level designer, I actively lead and collaborate with other designers, writers, creative leads, and project managers to produce and present concepts and ideas to marketing partners. These on-brand digital and print design assets can include the annual report, internal campaigns, ads, emails, direct mail, social media creative, micro-sites, and more.
Retail Planning Associates – 2003-2004
I worked as an on-site design contractor, producing environmental layouts for retail shops and banks.
AdMedia/Sync Creative – 2004-2008
I held print and digital designer responsibility. I led, collaborated, and created a wide range of print and digital-based designs. Including logos, websites, ads, and environmental work for diverse brands, universities, and businesses.
HSR Business to Business – 2001-2002
I held the responsibility of print designer supporting major B2B clients. Concepts from start to finish and supporting art directors with production work.
Meet my awesome cats
I rescued Rascal 13 years ago, right after she was the only kitten to survive her litter. We’ve been inseparable ever since that day; she’s not just an animal; she’s my best friend, and she’s rad.
We rescued Griff in November of 2018 after we saw him at Pet Supplies Plus up for adoption. He’s just over a year old and can be a complete jerk at times, but also a total sweetheart.