About

I am an accomplished senior designer with twelve years of experience in corporate and financial literature, brand creation and development, collateral and marketing materials design, copywriting, identity guidelines, annual reports, web design, typography, web design and campaigns for external and internal engagement across different media. I excel at the management of multiple projects and thrive in team environments.

Recent Experience

For the past eight years I have served as art director and lead senior designer for Symetra, a publicly traded nationwide insurance company based in Bellevue, WA. I have led all creative endeavors for numerous internal client groups, designed and implemented all company marketing materials, supervised teams of contract designers and a junior designer, managed graphic standards and guidelines, assisted in the visual strategy of new websites, and acted as an overall brand steward. Most recently I have directed the creative effort on a complete corporate rebrand and visual design system.

I am accustomed to leading the creative on presentations, developing client relationships, and implementing projects from concept through completion.

Strengths, Skills, Interests

•  High design IQ with good technical IQ

•  Management of multiple projects

•  Thrive in team environments

•  Superior print production

•  Exceptional typography

•  Firm work ethic

•  Minimal aesthetic

•  Sharp communication

•  Photography

•  Sense of humor

 

Technical/Software Skills

Mac OS Platform

Excellent in:

CS5 Suite — InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat

Competent in:

Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Fireworks, Keynote, Adobe Muse, Squarespace

Understandings of:

CSS, HTML, wireframes, UI design, mobile design

 

Education

B.A. Visual Design

University of Oregon

Clients I have worked for

•  Symetra

•  Talbot Financial Services

•  Symetra Investment Services

•  Symetra Securities, Inc.

•  Gardenburger

•  Oregon Zoo

•  Yosemite National Park

•  Portland Art Museum

•  Nike

•  Portland General Electric

•  The Watermill Center

•  Iridio, Inc.

•  Youth In Focus

•  Minga Creative

•  Efficient Marketing

•  McMenamins, Inc.

•  Joe Bar

•  Seattle Seahawks

•  Tashiro/Kaplan Center

•  ProTeam Vacuums

•  Maude Kearns Art Center