Thank you for visiting my website. As a practicing graphic designer I have a passion for analyzing challenging design problems and delivering creative solutions.
My practicing philosophy:
- Understand each project’s challenges and solve them with practicality and creativity
- Utilize the rules of effective design to strategically get results
My Personal and Professional Design History:
I have over 15 years experience designing for both print and web and enjoy the challenge of creating fresh ideas in the face of an ever-changing marketing landscape. As a multidisciplined designer able to work with almost any client, my approach is pragmatic because not every project results in the same solution.
In 1995 after finishing the Bachelors of Fine Arts Graphic Design program at Massachusetts College of Art, I began my design career in San Francisco interning with CNET.com’s in house art department. My first full time position exposed me to the world of brand development working for Pepsi’s flagship Mexican restaurant, Chevys. I further advanced my experience in branding as a design team member supporting the launch of the casual dining concept, WrapWorks.
Fresh from my experiences of restaurant branding I became an art director for a marketing firm in Lafayette, California, designing public relations materials for the regions public water utility, Contra Costa Water District. After returning to my home state of Massachusetts in 2000 I began work as a senior art director with a technology startup, called Beansprout Networks. My responsibilities included designing site user interface standards, sales and marketing collateral, and management of corporate branding standards.
In 2002 after settling in Connecticut I worked as a senior art director for the advertising agency Cashman+Katz. Working for various state agencies, and corporate clients. Today I am a senior art director with Mission Control Inc., a leading national Democratic direct mail firm.
To find out more detailed information about my work history please visit my Linkedin page.