ABOUT

An absolute passion for typography, a BFA in Visual Communications, 
over 20 years work experience in the graphic design field and proficiency 
in industry-related software. Experience extends from design strategy,
art direction and project management through design implementation,
as well as client and vendor contact and design production.

EXPERIENCE

JAYRAY  Tacoma, WA, 05/15 – present

Art direction, design and implementation for strategic ideas. Design
solutions for various clients, including logos, web and social media
campaigns, direct mail pieces, brochures and self-promotion materials.

MULTICARE  Tacoma, WA, 05/14 – 05/15

Art direction, design, production and implementation of creative solutions.
Designed packaging, corporate materials, direct mail pieces, newspaper/
magazine advertisements, posters and event displays. Met with clients to
discuss creative objectives

RUSSELL INVESTMENTS  Tacoma, WA, 09/97 – 05/14

Associate Creative Director, shaping the creative direction of corporate-
wide brand execution and sustaining brand guidelines. Creative
development of marketing strategies into concepts for corporate and
business unit projects, including corporate identity, collateral, interactive,
packaging and conference / event materials. Art direction and collaboration
with other team members as well as outside agencies to create dynamic
and visually-compelling solutions

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN  Tacoma, WA, 2000 – present

Art direction and design, photography, project management for various
projects including packaging, identity, websites and collateral pieces

AIGA / LINK PROGRAM  Seattle, WA, 9/07 – 09/12

Volunteer / facilitator for the LINK program, which connects Seattle area
high school students with creative professionals through nine monthly
workshops. Held every third Saturday of the month, students complete
artwork that demonstrates an understanding of the medium presented
by a guest artist.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL CONCEPTS, Seattle, WA, 11/02 – 11/07

Instructor, Elements of Design – Summer 2006, Winter 2006, Fall 2007

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Visual Communications

SCHOOL OF VISUAL CONCEPTS, Seattle, WA
Advanced Typography
Advanced Graphic Design
Portfolio Design
Trapeze Portfolio Awards, Award of Excellence