Visual Designer – Creative Problem Solver
I graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver Colorado. I studied visual communication and graphic design there, more importantly I learned that they go hand in hand but that there is a vast difference between the two.
I took four years of art history and a lot of liberal studies that were geared towards anthropology and human psychology. I have finally reached a point in my career where graphic design is just technical work that anyone can learn but implementing intentional visual communication is a greater overarching practice that interests me much more than just technical details. When I work on even the most mundane projects (there are a lot of them) I can’t help but to consider how my audience will perceive the content. I guess you could say I am at a point where I am transitioning from the “how” in my work to the “why” and that is a really good feeling.
I am inspired by the things happening around me in my life. I think deeply about design and visual communication. I do vector illustration, branding, motion graphics and other varied creative work. My inspiration comes from my life, my education and most importantly my American culture. I have recently relocated from Denver to Boston and I am currently working full time at Craft Worldwide as a digital designer.
Craft Worldwide Boston
I am currently employed at Craft Worldwide Boston as a digital designer. I work on digital content for the web such as banners and email campaigns. I work on a lot of projects in a very short amount of time. I have learned a lot about efficiency.
2016 – 2018
At BravoEchoInc I worked on a lot of motion graphics, print projects, email campaigns and digital asset creation. I did a lot of production work there as well as internal design. I built some good relationships there and had some good times. I learned a lot about being a creative professional and I was treated well.
2015 – 2016
At wigwam I worked on branding projects, type and layout and as well as web design. A creative director I invited to my graduate show at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design hired me. I enjoyed working there because the projects had a lot of creative flexibility. I moved on to make more money and diversify my experiences.
Colorado History Museum
2014 & 2018
I worked for the Colorado History Museum as a freelance during my junior year of my undergraduate degree. During that time I designed the print elements for a Rocky Mountain National Park exhibit. I worked with the museum again in 2108 to design another exhibit featuring the history of American baseball.
Graphic Design Intern
I worked for the Denver Zoo as a design intern while I was working on my bachelors degree. I worked in the planning department updating signage and presenting layout ideas for new exhibits. I sharpened my photoshop skills here quite a bit making animal ID signage. I really enjoyed working there and I’m glad I had the opportunity.