Educated at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with an emphasis in Typography, I have always believed that Design informs everything that we do and see. For the past 20 years, I have enjoyed sharing that idea through a multitude of disciplines and experiences.
I also believe that Design is the details and have worked hard in my career to become versed in all facets of the creative process from start to finish and have always stayed very hands on to ensure the best possible outcome.
While either working as part of a team or leading teams, I quickly identify and shape good ideas, can mentor young and emerging talent and take on client service responsibilities easily. I am also well versed in the post and production process working with creators, editors, musicians, music houses, visual effects artists as well as digital and social efforts. The results are integration, efficiencies and a streamlined process that is healthy and nurturing for all those involved.
I understand business objectives and the ever evolving need to stay curious, informed and to start with an idea before moving into execution.
It's hard to beat when those things line up and everyone can be proud of the results.
Recognition: AICP/MOMA Permanent Collection, Clios, The One Show, British Design and Art Direction, Communication Arts, ID Magazine, Obies, The Minneapolis Show, Graphis, Graphis Letterhead, Type Director’s Club Typography, AIGA National Graphic Design, AIGA Minnesota Design, American Corporate Identity, How International Design, RAC Awards, RAC Humanitarian Award, Print, Art Direction, Ad Critic Top 20, Adobe Magazine, Creativity, Adweek, Adweek’s Best Spots, Creativity’s Best Interactive Work and Ad Age’s Top Ten Best Interactive Campaigns.
Celebrity: Mark Mothersbaugh, Bun E. Carlos, Tre' Cool, Tory Castellano, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, John Legend, Bon Jovi, Macy Gray, The Hold Steady, British Sea Power, The 22-20's, The Replacements, Versa Emerge, Todd Oldham, Patricia Field, Christian Siriano, Shaun White, Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab, J. Grant Brittain, Tiger Woods, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Emily Henderson, Sonia Kashuk, Wayne Newton, Bob Eubanks and most importantly, Don Knotts.
Directors/Photographers: Dewey Nicks, Matthew Donaldson, Nigel Dick, Wayne Isham, Daniel Pearl, Dave Meyers, Dan Monik, Tom Shirmacher, Terry Tsiolis, Phil Harder, Steven Murashige, Jeff Cronenweth, Liz Friedlander, J. Grant Brittain, Danny Clinch, Matthew Badger, Jock McDonald, Paul Hunter, Morton Sandtroen, Russell Bates, Scott Vincent, Danny Levinson, LOGAN, Stardust, Motion Theory, The Mill and many, many more talented people..