A Little About Me

I'm a New York City based designer, with 10 years of experience in branding and packaging. After earning my BFA in Graphic Design from Fort Hays State University, I began my professional career in Chicago working with several agencies. My experience in branding and packaging touched a wide range of deliverables for brands, big and small, including some of the world’s leading brands.

I'm driven by curiosity and a constant desire to learn and grow. I also believe with each project it is an opportunity to introduce something new, creative, clever, yet contains a strong message that communicates to the world.

I Have Worked With These Clients

Alberto Culver // ALDI // Amway // Anheuser-Busch // Barilla // C. Cretors & Co. //  Dole // Fairlife // General Mills // Hampton Farms // Hershey's // Karnusa Equities // Kimberly Clark // Kraft // Philip Morris // PepsiCo // Philip Morris International // Rebel Sports Australia // Roundy’s Supermarkets // Sara Lee // S.C. Johnson // Stonyfield Farm // Turtle Wax // Tyson Foods // World Kitchen // Wrigley

Awards & Associations

2012, The Package Design Book 2, Taschen, work featured: “Vero”, 108
2012, Professional Notable, Packaging Category, for “G.H. Cretors”, Core77 Design Awards
2011, Gold Pentaward, for “Vero” 
2003 - Current / AIGA member

 
 
 

EDUCATION

2007 / BFA in Graphic Design / Fort Hays State University / Hays, KS

 

 
 

SKILLS

Emphasis in:
Conceptual and strategic design, packaging design, branding, identity, creative direction, typography, and layout.

Programs include:
Apple and PC proficient. Adobe: Illustrator; Photoshop; InDesign; familiar with After Effects. Microsoft: Office.

Personal:
Dependable, detail oriented, team player, self-motivated, adaptable, honest, and hardworking. 

 
 

 
 

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

March 2017 - Current / Sterling Brands, Senior Designer / New York, NY
Conceptualize and design branding and packaging for national and international clients.

November 2014 - March 2017 / Sterling Brands, Senior Designer /Chicago, IL
Conceptualized and designed branding and packaging for national and international clients.

March 2012 - October 2014 / Kaleidoscope, Designer / Chicago, IL
Conceptualized and designed strategic branding and packaging for clients such as: Amway, Fairlife, Hampton Farms, Turtle Wax, World Kitchen, and Wrigley.

June 2010 - March 2012 / {akimbo}, Designer / Chicago, IL
Conceptualized and designed branding and packaging for clients such as: Anheuser-Busch, Philip Morris, Philip Morris International, and Sara Lee.

April 2009 - June 2010 / Equator, Designer / Batavia, IL
Conceptualized and designed branding and packaging for national and international clients such as: ALDI, C. Cretors & Co., Rebel Sports Australia, and Roundy's Supermarkets - Vero.

March 2009 - April 2009 / Webb deVlam, Freelance Designer / Chicago, IL
Integrated packaging design across Stonyfield Farm organic dairy products.

January 2008 - February 2009 / brandimage, Designer / Northbrook, IL
Conceptualized and designed strategic branding and packaging for clients such as: Alberto Culver, General Mills, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo, and S.C. Johnson.

2007 / Creative Soldier, Freelance Designer / Los Angeles, CA
Created identities for Karnusa Equities, a real estate development company, and one of their condominium developments, 525 the Collection.

2007 / Smith Design, Freelance Designer / Glen Ridge, NJ
Provided identity and branding concepts for various projects