Graphic Designer, Artist

Education

B.A. - Studio Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2002
Advanced Drawing, Figure Drawing, Advanced Electronic Art,
3D Animation, Advanced Ceramics, Ceramic Materials Analysis

Skills

Independent Worker, Flexible, Reliable, Detail Oriented

Thorough knowledge of printing
process with over a decade of
experience in the printing industry

Illustration, Photography

Print, Branding, Vector Art,
Layout Design

Employment History

m7 Business Systems July 2007-present
Small, Denver based reseller of marketing colateral; providing print,
apparel & Promotional materials to a wide variety of clients.
Customer Service 2007-2011
Process orders, anser questions, follow up on order status, provide sales support

Graphic Design 2009-present
Design print-ready marketing materials, create apparel designs,
typesetting, illustration, product photography, provide prepress
support, convert supplied files to print-ready, create virtual proofs,
manage website, manage client online catalogs, create online
templates, preliminary IT & office support, hardware and software
installation, instruct coworkers on software usage, other
administrative or creative duties as needed.

Block Graphics Jan. 2006-July 2007
(now Ennis of Colorado)
8075 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80207
Offset Printing - Envelopes, Carbonless Forms

Order Entry Specialist
Entered purchase orders into database, created mock-ups of
printed forms and envelopes, communicated questions and
problems to clients, scheduled jobs to run on presses, assisted
customer service and prepress as needed.

Portfolio

Hudson Gardens Concert Series 
Designed a series of promotional products for Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series, including a printed magnet with the concert schedule, which came affixed to a postcard mailer, a full page ad for the Denver Post, and a "grass pass" for special access guests that was printed 2 sided on thick, clear plastic for added dimension to the design.  The guitar is actually made up of photos of flowers, taken at the gardens.

Magnet

Postcard Mailer

Magnet and Postcard Mailer Together

Grass Pass access card

Denver Post Full Page Ad


I was also responsible for the design other years of the Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series, including 2011 and 2016 below.
Creating vector images from photos
Here are a couple examples of one color vector images I created from photographs I was provided. (Which are, of course, rasterized again, so I can show the drawing on this site.)
United States Antarctica Project
I've done quite a number of designs for the Antarctic Project over the years, mostly for apparel or promotional use. Below are some of my favorites.
Logo Design
Most of my clients already have logos, but I do occasionally get requests for new logos.
Sports Apparel
Mostly done a lot of high school and community athletic support apparel, as well as a full sublimated bicycle jersey.
Raw Hinies, MS150 Bicycle Team Jersey, 2015

Raw Hinies, MS150 Bicycle Team Jersey, 2016

Brochure Layout
A tree pamphlet for Hudson Gardens, half fold, with a larger fold out page, paginated for signatures. Also, two different voter guides, one designed in Korean from supplied translated word document. 
Miscelaneous Projects
Price tag designs for American Furniture Warehouse. A bag design for All for Funds fundraiser, meant to look like a women's version of the Broncos locker room, the Bronco wives were going to sign them for charity. A 5 foot banner to promote Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences fundraiser night. A referral pad for Lake Stevens Periodontics with custom die cut hidden staple tri-fold cover and carbonless form with self-mailer. A 9 foot menu board for Juicy Burger. A cigar chart for Asylum Cigars to print on a TShirt. Various christmas cards for m7 Business Systems.