I am a multidisciplinary Creative Director + Brand Builder, with over fifteen years of experience. And, currently a CD for Alexa and Device Brands @ Amazon's Brand Studio. I am a creative thinker who is passionate about visual storytelling and the process of collaboration. An avid type nerd and stickler for great layout and k e r n i n g in any design. I have a knack for wrapping my head around complex design projects and creating unique visuals based on developed internal strategy.
I have worked in both small design agencies and for large television networks. When I don’t have a Wacom pen in my hand, I am running around with my Border Collie Lab Mix named Poney in Portland, Oregon.
Clients: Sibling Rivalry, Nike, Thornberg & Forester, Juniper Jones, SpecterHall, Showtime Networks, Loyalkaspar, Leroy + Clarkson, ModOp.
A Tiny Bit More About Me
I was born and raised in snowy Buffalo, NY. As a child I loved to draw, paint and make any kind of art mess. Throughout high school I lived in art classes. During my junior year my favorite teacher loaded Photoshop on a first generation iMac. I dropped the paint brushes and picked up the mouse and I haven’t stopped since. Unsure if I could truly make my passion my career I applied to multiple design colleges and attended Rochester Institute of Technology and studied in one of their up and coming ‘digital art’ programs, New Media Design & Imaging.
I left Rochester and moved immediately to NYC. It was a dream since I was eleven years old to live there. I thought I was on a five year plan and ended up living in the big apple for twelve years. Throughout my time there I worked exclusively in the design world between small design studios and large networks. In 2015 I ventured out on my own and went freelance. And, in 2017 I was ready for a bigger change (and more nature in my life). I packed up my things and moved to Portland, Oregon where I still reside today.
While the design world is a little different these days, I am still extremely passionate working in the creative industry. Even if brainstorms and creative kickoffs are via Zoom, I love connecting with my fellow creatives. I am a firm believer in collaboration and I thrive working with and leading teams.
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