ART DIRECTOR – The J. Peterman Company
-Manage team of copywriters and artists.
-Coordinate with merchants to ensure accuracy of art.
-Layout 15 catalogs a year.
-Preflight and press check printing of catalog.
-Make and maintain deadlines and schedules.
-Maintain digital archive for cross platform use.
-Create post cards, videos, and other media.
It’s not just a catalog – it’s the flagship sales channel for an iconic brand. Each Owner’s Manual is the result of my cross-team collaboration with artists, copywriters, merchants, and designers. I take their beautiful work and use my skills to layout, design, and produce a can’t-miss read that enters more than 10 million hands each year.
ILLUSTRATOR – Epipheo
-Team with clients, producers and animators.
-Create assets for video animations.
-Maintain consistent style and aesthetic.
-Meet with team for review and editing.
-Create vector graphics for brand use.
Making the difficult to explain easy to understand was the name of the game at Epipheo. I created animation assets to help brands tell better, more beautiful stories. Projects included Yammer, Crowd Equity, and some work for a very secretive mouse.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER – The O’Gara Group
-Produce trade show materials, redesigned website.
-Created brand app for interoffice and trade show use.
-Redesigned trade show booth.
At The O’Gara Group, I was brought on to a team off designers to push a website resign. Not only did we complete all four division’s sites with custom animations and unified design, we also prepared trade show journals and redesigned the trade booth.
PRE-PRESS DESIGNER – Garrett Printing and Mailing
-Solo on-staff designer for graphic creation.
-Preflight on all print jobs.
-Follow and create brand guidelines for over 100 clients.
At Garrett Printing, I was the lone designer. Which means that every job we printed went through my desk. We had over 100 clients, small start ups that needed full brand identities and established giants with guidelines over 100 pages deep.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER – WFIE
-Created all on-air graphics for morning show.
-Lead animated map creator.
-Learned fast paced design and flexibility.
Morning news is a fickle creature. We could create over a hundred custom graphics for our 3-hour show, only to toss them all out for breaking news, and making graphics on the fly to cover. It is an industry with pressure unlike any other, but that can teach you how to improvise and grow.
University of Southern Indiana | Evansville, Indiana
Bachelor’s of Illustration