Conceptual and creative problem solver focused on the growth of a company and its staff. Solid communicator devoted to the development of creativity and efficiency. I bring out the best in those around me with infectious creative spirit and ethic.I received my bachelors degree of Illustration / digital imagery from Kansas State University in the spring of 2007. I have since gained experience designing apparel for top resorts and outlets nationwide. In addition to this I have taken the freelance approach to developing projects involving branding, photography, and illustration in my years after college.I draw inspiration from many environments and diverse cultural experiences. The exposure to these elements clarifies the relevance of design and its affect on social and cultural development.
May 2009 - Present
Principal / Freelance Graphic Designer
A freelance creative group created specializing in print, web, branding, and photography.
Developing websites, identity systems, collateral, and photo shoots for clients while managing the business.
Gained experience in pitching to companys and cold calling potential clients. Handling invoicing and budgets, direct marketing approaches, company direction.
Nov 2007 - Apr 2009
Creative and production artist for an outdoor clothing brand. Dealt directly with national resort clients for design recommendation and target demographics. Created spec work to attract potential clients, cold calling, and created promotional materials.
Aug 2006 - Nov 2007
Graphic designer for a local sportswear company while in college.
Managed the creative department order workflow and client recommendations. Created custom design work in an efficient fashion. Developed a sense of priority to manage many projects at once while creating fresh work.
May 2006 - Aug 2006
graphic design intern
Summer intern logo designer for national sporting events. Developed a variety of apparel designs that were sold at collegiate events nationwide. Helped develop the company website.
May 2004 - Aug 2007
illustration / digital imagery
After attending KU for two years (2001- 2003) I transferred to Kansas State University where I achieved my bachelors degree in illustration / digital imagery in 2007.