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Work experience



Arena Communications

Design, edit and improve direct mail or print ads for individual political campaigns across the USA during upcoming elections.

Jan 19992017

Freelance Graphic Designer

Chance Hanford Graphic Design

Providing creative excellence in branding, Direct Marketing illustration, interactive presence, print advertising, product packaging, and web development.

Jan 2011Jan 2016

Designer (Contractor)

Arena Communications

Designed direct mail pieces for candidates that ran in individual elections all across the USA.

Engaged voters with copy and visuals that were consistent with each political action groups view or election campaign messaging.

Jan 2004Jan 2008


Helix Education

Designed various products consistent with individual brands to generate direct response leads, grow the database, and increase sales all while operating within strict budget guidelines.

Capitalized on or helped to create and improve clients' unique selling points in direct response mail and/or print media through control advertising, data results and testing new creative.

Collaborated with multiple marketing teams to ensure consistent branding, messaging and quality assurance across all target media.

Contributed in brainstorms to develop, enhance and execute new creative concepts.


Production Artist


Created artwork for in-house or outside agencies, ran press-checks, reduced production order errors, archived files, and provided response rates in a matrix type content.

Increased response results that helped clients ROI (Return on Investment) through research and controlled testing within creative and account department.

Presented mock ups and handled revisions for internal and external client review.

Composed mail merged products using variable data fields and tables.


Associate of Science, Graphic Design

Salt Lake Community College

Completed the Visual Art & Design program which included training in the history of typography, conceptual development, color theory, design/layout in PageMaker and QuarkXpress applications, life drawing, and execution of printed and digital materials such as ads, brochures, logos, annual reports, catalogs, signage, silk-screens, offset printing, and portfolio building.

Practiced and learned hand coded HTML before advanced web design courses were offered.


Web Design

University of Utah
Learned current web standard languages including CSS and XHTML.Constructed a unique, user-friendly personal homepage using Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop.Developed a database-driven web application utilizing Dreamweaver's PHP features.