"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

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, & apparel / product graphics. 

I work with a span of clients from 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). Over the course of my career, I've had the pleasure of working directly with my own clients through TGIM such as Puma, PepsiCo, Jim Beam Brands, Grenade, Ride Nature, Mill House Brewing Co, Red Robin, Original Skateboards,  The Craft & Co, Yonkers Brewing Co, and many others. I've also had the privilege of working with clients such as Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo / Frito-Lay, GoPro, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's and more through some amazing agencies & studios I've worked at. 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, client relations, brand strategy, and mentoring other designers.

 

 

 

TGIM

owner / principal designer

2008 - present

 

RABE & CO

senior designer

2019 - present

FAI DESIGN GROUP

designer

2015 - 2019

SAFARI SUNDAYS

freelance designer

2015

ORIGINAL SKATEBOARDS

art director / designer

2013 - 2015

H2M BEVERAGES

senior designer

2010 - 2013

 

SOUL-DESTROYING JOB!

designer

2009 - 2010

STRAUS NEWS

designer

2008 - 2009

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NY AT CORTLAND

bachelor of arts- new media design :: 2004 - 2008