By nature I am an explorer, a craftsman, and an inventor – feeding off of the creativity of others inspires me to push boundaries. My skills are rooted deeply in traditional design disciplines and creative processes. I revel in the research, conception, and obscure details; all while staying true to the bigger picture. More complex just means more intrigue. When imagination grabs hold, I naturally learn and adapt; developing new skills and utilizing whatever tools are necessary to turn an idea into reality.
Art Director | Overland Park, KS | June 2019 – Current
Pursuing creative excellence and coherent messaging for multiple healthcare and life science brands.
Interaction Design Foundation
Certification Program | interaction-design.org | Spring 2019
Simultaneously taking multiple certification programs in the basics of UX design, design thinking principles, human-computer interaction (HCI), user interface design principles, and user research strategies.
jones huyett Partners
Graphic Designer | Topeka, Kansas | Oct 2016 - Dec 2018
I collaborated with the design team on all clients in all areas, traditional and digital, and was responsible for ideation and execution of creative needs. Project types include branding; print design and production; digital ad animation and publishing; web UI and content design, UX design and information architecture; WordPress setup and maintenance, email design and campaign management; digital marketing integrations and strategic planning.
Johnson County Community College
AS in Graphic Design | Overland Park, Kansas | Fall 2013 - Spring 2016
The design program at JCCC not only trained me in the technical aspects of design, but also prepared me with in-depth analysis of design fundamentals, visual language, and analytical problem solving. I was regularly immersed in real-life scenarios and design problems. This program far exceeded my expectations for education and professional preparation. I am confident that my investment in JCCC was time well-spent.