"You only have a certain amount of time on this planet. Why would you do something you don't like?"
- John Contino, Weapons of Mass Creation 2013
WHO I AM
Design to me is about visually-communicating, problem-solving, and strategy just as much as it's about being creative and making something look good. It needs a concept behind it in order to accomplish a specific goal. For that reason, I see my design work as "creativity with purpose," where I constantly strive to find the balance between creativity and strategy. I focus my work on design, branding, and art direction. I design for various applications, specializing in logo development & identity, packaging, and apparel / product graphics.
I work with a span of clients from startups & local businesses to global brands. I enjoy creating great design, visually-communicating, and supporting brands; whether it's helping a small startup look amazing and function well, or adding continued value to a large, more established brand (and everything in-between). Additionally, I often work with many faith-based organizations and non-profits in and around my community. Extending beyond design itself, my passions also lie in networking, building client relationships, and mentoring other designers.
WHERE I'VE BEEN
Thank God It's Monday
Principal Designer; 2008 - present
Rabe & Company
Senior Designer; 2019 - present
FAI Design Group
Designer; 2015 - 2018
Freelance Designer; 2015
Art Director / Designer; 2013 - 2015
Senior Designer; 2010 - 2013
(the kind you talk about for years to come)
Designer; 2009 - 2010
Designer; 2008 - 2009
BA- New Media Design; 2004 - 2008