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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 – May 1991

 

SCHOOL OF VISUAL CONCEPTS, Seattle, WA
Advanced Typography – Winter 1998
Advanced Graphic Design – Spring 2000
Portfolio Design – Summer 2000
Trapeze Portfolio Awards, Award of Excellence – June 2000

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