Professional Experience

The following summarizes 15 years of experience as a creative communicator behind a keyboard, a camera, a lectern, and successful businesses. My career focuses on finding innovative relationships between design, technology, and business – in every endeavor I work to find the successful balance of people, pixels, and profits.

Creative Director, 2016 – 2017.

IBM iX, Columbus, OH USA — The creative lead on accounts for retailer DSW and The Sherwin-Williams Company – a Fortune 500 client. I am responsible for the vision and execution, account growth, and the development of the teams. The work spans Web and mobile application design, E-Commerce/Omni-Channel design, Social Media, stragegic content development, and branded experience design.

Associate Creative Director, 2014 – 2016.

Resource/Ammirati, Columbus, OH USA — Working with all disciplines within the agency, I oversaw all creative work on the team’s account and began working closely with Strategy, Client Service, and Project Managment leads to drive new business. This role challenged me to take a broader view of the business – both the client’s and the agency’s, and led the creation of branded connections between a variety of online, mobile, social and in-store touch-points.

Sr. Art Director, 2013 – 2014.

Resource/Ammirati, Columbus, OH USA — As a Sr. Art Director, I collaborated with mobile app design and UX teams, and served as bridge between design and development, planned and estimated a variety of work, and led the execution of Social Media content and website design.

Sr. Art Director, 2011 – 2013.

Blue Diesel, Columbus, OH USA — Working in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, I worked on digital sales tools, interactive trade show experiences and sales force training tools for global biopharmaceutical companies. I managed designers, writers, and animators to communicate detailed messages through tight regulatory processes to create compelling and effective visual sales material.

Co-Founder: Gigbot, 2006 – 2010.

Denver, CO USA — With Gigbot, my experience in creative services grew into a product venture, designing, marketing, selling, and maintaining a ticketing system for live music and the performing arts. Starting and growing this company redefined my relationship between design and business, learning to manage and collaborate on all aspects of operations and ownership. The business was acquired in 2010.

Co-Founder: Dayjob Inc., 2004 – 2010.

Denver, CO USA — Along with my partner, I owned and operated a boutique web design and creative services company for the creative industry. We provided hosted design solutions for a variety of inspiring clients, including internationally touring musicians, pulitzer-prize winning authors, and live music venues of all sizes.

Assistant Professor of Art, 2006 – 2008.

Marietta College. Marietta, OH USA — As faculty on the Fine Art Department, I was responsible for curriculum development and teaching lecture and digital lab settings. Course work included Desktop Publishing, Digital Illustration, Typography, and Photography, as well as advising and faculty committee appointments.

Faculty Instructor, 2004 – 2006.

Brooks Institute of Photography. Santa Barbara/Ventura, CA USA — Taught courses in Web Design and Multimedia production in the Visual Journalism.

Graphic Designer, 2004.

MTV Networks, Creative Services. New York, NY USA — Video production and web design.

Instructor, 2003.

Marietta College, School of Art. Marietta, OH USA — Adjunct faculty teaching web design.

Graduate Instructor, 2002-2003.

Ohio University, School of Visual Communications. Athens, OH USA — Taught Desktop Publishing, page layout, and informational graphics.

Graphic Designer, 2000-2002.

Quark Inc., Denver, CO USA — Print and Package design.

Education

MA: Communications, School of Visual Communications, 2004. Concentration: Multimedia Design
Ohio University, Athens, OH USA

BA: Visual Communications, School of Visual Communications, 1996-2000. Concentration: Publication Design/ Informational Graphics
Ohio University, Athens OH USA