More than 15 years experience in general illustration/design, cartooning, advertising design, project management, visual merchandising, product design and marketing, creative direction, and branding.
Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office.
acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouche, oil, ink, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, book binding, lino cut, letter press, digital camera, 35 mm, darkroom, film processing, video, knitting, crochet, hand stitching, sewing machine, cross stitching, bead work
2010-Present Lead Artist—Herff Jones, Kansas City, MO
Design & illustrate yearbook covers, endsheets, & internal pages for schools across North America. Also responsible for setting up files for print, die cutting, embossing, foil stamping, various lamination effects, and other processes.
2002-Present Freelance Artist—Various Companies & Individuals, National
Generate brand identities, illustrations, and advertisements for various clients.
2009-2010 Production Assistant—Fencepost Productions, Kansas City, MO
Monitor quality, pattern adherence, styling, and accessories for national men’s casual clothing production/design company.
2003-2008 Store Manager/Visual Merchandising Consultant—The Sharper Image, Kansas City, MO
Hired to turn around poorly performing store. Recruited, trained, and managed sales staff, while improving sales. Received recognition from C.E.O. and was asked to consult with visual merchandising department to improve overall look of national retail chain.
2004-2006 President/Designer—Visual Domination Studios, Kansas City, MO
Oversaw and contributed to graphic design and illustration services for local clients. Developed house brands. Directed creative team of six. Managed facilities and financial interests of company.
2002-2005 Intern/Freelance Artist—The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO
As intern, created illustrations for the FYI section of the paper under strict deadlines. Continued after internship as freelance illustrator.
2001-2002 Art Genius—Self Importancé, Denton, TX
Art direction and illustration for independent humor magazine, including cover art, story art, and advertising.
1999-2003 B.F.A. in Design/Illustration from The Kansas City Art Institute
Creative Interests & Community Involvement:
• Costume design, sketch booking, choreography, and cooking.
• Charitable contributions include National Public Radio Art Auction, Heart of America Foundation.