I started off in the graphic arts field working with typography and its proper usage. After honing my typographical skills, I came over to the printing industry working as a prepress artist, and later as a production artist at ad agencies downtown. Moving to the design field, I created banners, logos and collateral materials for The Wildlife Experience. For me, there was no greater thrill than to see my design, such as a logo or 12 foot banner hanging in the front atrium of a large museum. Working with fine artists and exhibitors, it’s been a pleasure complimenting their artwork and making exhibits interesting and fun to be around. I believe that success hinges on how well we communicate with each other. To learn about a customer’s goals, to listen to their ideas and work in a collaborative effort to get the project completed.
Feb 2010 - Feb 2011
Responsible for preparing artwork for final plating. This work included design, layout, typesetting,
color correcting and checking for proper folding and die cuts. I had to match typefaces and create artwork
from customer designed sketches. I also created forms and used Acrobat for pdf workflow on all jobs.
Oct 2005 - Feb 2009
Designed and produced banners, posters, logos and museum displays. Work included large murals, kiosk wraps and directional signage. I worked closely with educational and exhibit staff to convey the museum’s conservation message. All designs were output in-house and applied to durable materials.
May 2005 - Oct 2005
Freelance production artist
Downtown Denver Advertising agencies
Oct 2000 - Feb 2005
May 2000 - Sep 2001
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
Web Design Certificate
I was provided training in the programs of Dreamweaver, Flash, XHTML and how this software is utilized in web design. The second phase was creating our own web site which was our final project.
This was a banner used to promote the sales of stamps for the Colorado Waterfowl stamp program. This exhibit featured winners of the stamp contest.
This panel was used to introduce this fine arts exhibit called Audubon’s North American Animals, with an eloquent type face and soft light background.
This very large banner was used as a backdrop for a cave entrance prop didn’t meet fire code and had to be placed against a wall.
This piece promoting a photo exhibit called Celebration of art was actually trimmed like this photo image and mounted to a wall.
This was an ad created for the Art & Animal exhibit that was featured on the inside cover of Wildlife Art Magazine. It gave the museum excellent exposure for this fine arts exhibit.
This soft aspen leaf was created to give a sophisticated look to an exhibit promoting Colorado artist. This logo was also on overhead banners.
This very large mural was placed over a construction wall to promote the opening of a new exhibit for the museum called Wild Colorado
This banner was hung outside of the museum and was used to promote hybrid cars and explain the benefits of their use in stopping global warming.
This banner was used to promote Chaparral and Ponderosa High school artwork exhibiting in TWE’s hallway featuring paintings, sculpture and photos.
This sloper was used by the education department at the museum to promote actions that could prevent mosquito bites and prevent West Nile disease.
This was a revised layout for an exhibit called Nurturing Nature. I wanted to design this with a natural theme against a soft wood background.
This piece was an intro panel to promote the Mile High Wildlife Photo Club that displayed their artwork at the museum.