ART DIRECTOR | CORPORATE ID SOLUTIONS | APR 2010 – PRESENT
- Assisted in the development of such corporations as Circle K, Shell, Wells Fargo Bank, MB Financial, and Dunkin Donuts.
- Created the graphic standards for Freshii restaurants, who have expanded to over 40 new franchises since the branding.
- Gained knowledge over various types of signs, including Illuminated pylon signs, electronic message centers, and digital promotional displays.
- Developed an intimate knowledge with large format digital printers the RIP program, Onyx, for pre-press, color matching, and production.
FREELANCE DESIGNER | CREATIVE HAF DESIGN | SEPT 2005 – PRESENT
- Self owned company focusing on logo design and company branding while promoting myself through networking.
- Establish a working relationships with clients to assist them in logo development, company branding, and collateral design.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | WORLD CUSTOM GRAPHICS | JAN 09 – SEPT 09
- Designed retail signage and large format prints for small businesses.
- Designed vehicle wrap for a 1950 Studebaker Champion featured in HotRod Magazine. The vehicle also won Best in Show at the Downers Grove Auto Show.
- Learned how to properly and efficiently apply adhesive graphics to a variety of surfaces.
- Established a solid understanding of various materials and substrates used for retail signs including acrylic, foamcore, sintra, and panaflex.
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Dreamweaver • Acrobat Professional • Flash • After Effects • Fireworks
CorelDRAW • Corel Designer • Corel Painter
PRE-PRESS & PRODUCTION
SignLab • FlexiSign • Onyx
IOWA WESTERN COLLEGE | COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences, 2008
Major in Graphic Communication
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART | SCHAUMBURG, IL
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, 2012
Major in Graphic Design