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Nov 20082011


Cedarville University

August 2011. GPA: 3.8

Thesis: An Action Research Study on Using Cooperative Learning During Graphic Design Classroom Crits

Sep 1989Jun 1994

B.S. in Design

University of Cincinnati

June 1994. GPA: 3.8

Work experience

Freelance Clients

Expertise performing freelance idea creation, design and production design tasks for the following clients:

ImageWerx 2010, 2009, 2008 • Arise Academy 2008 • Penny-Ohlmann-Neiman 2003 • Willis Case Harwood 2003 • Cox Ohio Publishing 2003 • Cho Graphics 2003, 2000 • ImagineNation 2002 Grass Roots Advertising 2002, 2001 • Ross Communications 2001 • Designed Solutions Group 2001 • Visual Marketing Associates 2001, 2000, 1999 • Nkey Music Studios 2000 • Huffy Bicycles 1994, 2000

May 2012Present

Graphic Designer

West Chester Protective Gear

Designed retail packaging, point of purchase displays, and signage for consumer products sold at Lowes, The Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and more. Shot product and event photography (including video). Designed decorative patterns and stitching for women’s glove product lines. Created product renderings. Worked with domestic and international suppliers. Art directed freelance designers and photographers. Designed print and online ads and sell sheets.

Aug 2011May 2012

Art Department Adjunct

Wittenberg University

Courses of instruction:ART 280 Topic: Graphic DesignART 271 Graphic DesignART 371 Advanced Graphic Design

Jan 2003Apr 2012

Design Department Adjunct

Sinclair Community College

Courses of instruction:VIS 100 Design SurveyVIS 104 Computer BasicsVIS 106 2D Design BasicsVIS 107 3D Design BasicsVIS 146 Digital IllustrationVIS 147 Digital ImagingVIS 148 Digital Page Layout

VIS 207 Design Principles II

VIS 236 Design Applications IVIS 237 Design Applications IIVIS 276 Portfolio DevelopmentVIS 278 Capstone

Aug 2005Jul 2008

Full-Time Graphic Design Instructor

School of Advertising Art

Courses of instruction:CG-104 Intro to Mac OSCG-118 Intro to Desktop PublishingGD-119 Point of PurchaseCG-120 Newsletter CoverCG-140 Intro to QuarkXPressCG-141 2-Color BrochureCG-157 Menu DesignCG-159 Poster CampaignGD-174 Terminology / ProofreadingCG-189 Magazine Cover DesignGE-203 Public Speaking

Jul 2003Aug 2005

Graphic Designer

Cox Ohio Publishing

Designed various marketing materials including; newspaper ads, logos, posters, direct mail pieces and more. These materials were published in the print and online products for the following newspapers: Dayton Daily News, JournalNews, The Middletown Journal, Springfield News-Sun, The Fairfield Echo, Pulse-Journal, Western Star, and Oxford Press.

Jan 1993Nov 1999

Senior Production Designer

Huffy Bicycles

Designed the production of bicycle graphics including; labels, pads, and point of purchase pieces. Worked closely with Product Managers, Graphic Designers, Local and International Suppliers and Printers.

Cox Ohio Publishing Portfolio

Freelance Portfolio

Huffy Bicycles Portfolio

Teaching (SAA)

Teaching (Sinclair)

West Chester Protective Gear

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite [Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop] • Moodle • ANGEL • Adobe Connect • Audacity • Black Board Learning System • Kaplan Quad Campus Portal Keynote • QuarkXpress • FreeHand • AdSpeed • Microsoft Word • PowerPoint • Excel • Outlook • Sharepoint


Design Awards: Award of Distinction - American Graphic Design & Advertising [25] 2010 (Arise Academy Charter School Logo Design), Creative Excellence Award - Cox Ohio Publishing Best Collateral Piece Honorable Mention 2nd Quarter 2005 (NIE Promo Brochure), Award of Excellence - American Corporate Identity 2003 (Miami Valley Black Pages Complete Corporate Identity Program), Award of Excellence - American Corporate Identity 2002 (Nkey Letterhead), Award of Excellence - American Corporate Identity 2002 (Urban Society Letterhead)

Student Awards: (for work designed during my classroom instruction): Gold Award - Greater DaytonAdvertising Association 2010 Hermes Awards (PF Chang’s Menu–student: Reka Juhasz), Silver Award - Greater Dayton Advertising Association 2007 Hermes Awards (Olay Ads–student: Chance Graham)


  • Teaching Process, Not Product. An interview with Gordon R. Salchow, Emeritus Professor of Graphic Design, University of Cincinnati. Designer magazine, Fall 2012, Volume 37, No. 3.
  • Design Critiques: It’s all about trust. An interview with Robert Probst, Dean of the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Designer magazine, Spring 2012, Volume 37, No. 1.
  • Design Structures: Improving the quality of in-class design critiques, Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 2012, Volume 11, No. 1.
  • Arise Academy Charter School Logo, Design, American Graphic Design & Advertising [25], 2010.
  • Miami Valley Black Pages Complete Corporate Identity Program Design, American Corporate Identity, 2003.
  • Nkey Letterhead Design, American Corporate Identity, 2002.
  • Urban Society Letterhead Design, American Corporate Identity, 2002.
  • The Truth, The Love and The Light! (2008), West Conshohocken: Infinity Publishing.Com [ISBN: 0-7414-4724-X]  Review- by Kahlid Moss, Dayton Daily News, May 2008.

Multi-Media & Book Design