Graphic Design is a discipline that comes from thoughtfulness, passion and the organization of the appropriate functionality. Seriousness in design can be essential but should not to be held above light-heartedness and fun.
Creative Consulting and Design
Designer and Owner, 2012–Current
A sampling of clients:
3D IDENTITY’s sole purpose is to help clients bring their identity to life in a physical form for the built environment and as a designer I have worked on environmental projects with companies such as Nationwide Insurance, Finishline and Galvanize to name a few. 3d-identity.com
A part time Branding Designer for BrandSavvy which is a full-service branding, advertising and website development firm that helps corporate clients increase demand by building brand equity. brandsavvyinc.com
Volunteers of America
Graphic Designer and Media Planner for their annual event fundraisers that include Chocolate Fantasia and Climb a Fourteener for the past nine years. Work includes overall event theme collaboration, marketing efforts for print and web as well as creative direction.
Research Assistant for Katherine McCoy
Assisted with the interviews of attendees, board members and employees that had a pivotal contrition in the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA). The purpose of these interviews was to incorporate them in a book that Katherine is publishing about this event’s significant contribution to the design history. http://colorado.aiga.org/2015/
Graphic Design Intern, April-September, 2014
Focusing on brand strategy and design for local and national clients with an emphasis on visual voice. Clients included Steelcase, The Little Nell, Case Logic, Thule, Miller Heiman, Northern Michigan University and Pearl iZumi.
Tosch & Associates, Inc.
Lead Graphic Designer, 2007–2011
Designed projects for local and regional commercial clients. Was responsible for client consultations, design concepts, brand management, project planning and overseeing, press checks and related print management, media buying, environmental design and identity creation.
Signature Health Systems
Graphic Designer and Department Manager, 2004–2007
Was responsible for the design and implementation of all advertising media, direct mail, marketing and website content. This included concept collaboration with the CEO, employees, printers and media outlets. Was in charge of PR such as community events, expos and grand openings, which consisted of the promotional planning and the operational aspects of the events.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Majored in Communication Design with a focus in identity and visual design solutions. Was Summa Cum Laude, awarded the David W. Bozeman Memorial Scholarship and was a 2014 Robert Taylor Scholarship Finalists.
Rochester Institute of Technology / Massimo Vignelli Master Designer Workshop
Certification, Summer 2013
Studied one-on-one with Massimo and RIT faculty for an intensive five day program that focused on the rebranding of the Rochester International Jazz Festival. With great delight, I have continued that mentorship following the workshop.
Fort Lewis College
Majored in Business Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. Received certifications in Electronic Imaging and Visual Communication Design and Graphics.
HTLM and CSS
Publication and Print Design
Project and client Management
Denver Art Museum Design Council
Former Volunteers of America Advisory Board
Co-Founder of the Honeys Car Club