EXPERIENCE

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.

EXPERTISE

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Dreamweaver • Acrobat Professional • Flash • After Effects • Fireworks

COREL

CorelDRAW • Corel Designer • Corel Painter

PRE-PRESS & PRODUCTION

SignLab • FlexiSign • Onyx

EDUCATION

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