What I Do

I am an Art Director and Designer with over 15 years of experience in the Visual Communications industry. For the past 10 years I have worked for a brand and culture building agency. Although my formal education is in print media, I believe that the fundamental principles of design apply to all types of design. This approach has led me to create websites, displays, exhibits, corporate interiors and more.

My Philosophy

I’m often asked to identify the nuances of a company, product or brand. In a sense, hear perfect pitch through the static. Creating a memorable design can be difficult, much like piecing together a large jigsaw puzzle, but it is my job to make all the pieces fit, ensuring others can see the big picture. In doing so I must keep an open mind to all possible executions. It is the only way to unlock the potential for truly unique and innovative solutions.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein

Things I enjoy when I’m not working:

Hanging with my Wife and Son
Hanging with Friends
Music & Guitar
Building Things & Furniture Design
Geeking out on my Mac
Writing Blog Articles
Rock Climbing, Backpacking & Camping
Surfing, Skiing & Snowboarding

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Software Applications

Design & Programming
Adobe – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Adobe – Dreamweaver | Panic – Coda
Google – SketchUp | Luxology – Modo
Apple – iBooks Author

Business & Presentation
Microsoft – Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Apple – Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, iDVD
Adobe – Acrobat Pro
MindNode | Prezi
Telestream – ScreenFlow

Note: I work regularly in these as well as some other
lesser known software applications.

Web Design & Development

Front End Development
HTML & some basic HTML5
CSS & CSS3
Javascript integration (jQuery, Prototype & MooTools)
Responsive & progressive mobile enhancements
QR & SnapTag integration
Apple eBook development

Back End Development
PHP (custom server side functions & custom post types)
WordPress CMS | Slideshow Pro Director CMS
XML implementation

Site Structure
Content Strategy & User Experience (UX, UI & GUI)
Sitemap & Wireframe development