ART DIRECTOR / GRAPHIC ARTIST
Career Direction: Art Director with a top advertising agency.
* Recognized for contributing to the smashing success of the Downtown Main Street Arts Festival Project.
* Award for work in Direct Marketing and Creative Advertising Design.
* Managed several highly visible advertising campaigns.
* Commissioned to design the coveted front page of Creative Trends.
Outside The Line, Topeka, KS |2009 to Present
Headed the design of multimillion dollar collateral and coordinated photo shoots in the studio and on location throughout the U.S. to capture the essence of the product. Grew client portfolio by 20 commercial accounts. Directed a staff of nine graphic artists in the areas of client requests and software programs, and managed freelance graphic artists during special projects. Oversaw quality assurance procedures and consistently met tight deadlines.
Spilled Inked, Topeka, KS | 2006 to 2009
Senior Graphic Artist
Directed all facets of the graphic design and production process in the areas of design layout and mechanical paste-ups. Rendered sophisticated illustrations using hand drawing and software applications. Produced digital output for paper and negative platforms.
Look At Us Agency, Topeka, KS | 2004 to 2006
Designed advertising for a national ads newspaper (typesetter machine) typeset want ads, pasted up the newspaper, shot and developed halftones, and created storyboards that contributed to the success of popular product launches.
B.F.A., Graphic Design, 2004
Topeka Art Academy, Topeka, KS