About

I’m a laid-back guy who was born and raised in California, but am currently calling the Pacific Northwest my home. As a new(ish) resident to Seattle, I enjoy exploring the different neighborhoods, restaurants, and culture this beautiful city has to offer. When I’m not at work, I can be found at the gym, dancing the lindy hop, taking in a concert or play, and enjoying the outdoors.


Starbucks

Senior Graphic Designer
2014 – present

As a Senior Designer within the Starbucks Global Creative Studio, I work with a team of four designers developing in-store promotional concepts and brand initiatives for all international store locations. Responsibilities include leading projects from concept to execution, art direction at photoshoots, trend forecasting, and mentoring of younger designers. Additionally, my responsibilities have broadened to also include management of all Latin America promotional design work and client relations. By working closely with Creative Managers and Project Managers my goal is to ensure all projects release on time and on budget, while meeting the strategic business objectives set out by our business partners.


American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

Senior Graphic Designer
2011 – 2014

Oversaw the visual branding and marketing aesthetics for the Bay Area’s largest non-profit theater organization. Responsibilities included managing a team of 3 designers, art direction and design, creation of standards and guidelines, project management, print production, and intern mentorship.


The Academy of
Art University

Professor
2012 – 2014

Taught a semester long course which provides the beginning design student with the basic principles, terminology, guidelines, methods and systems necessary to solve graphic design problems. Students study the creation and use of communication methodology, as well as grid usage and other layout devices like composition, visual hierarchy, content development, scale, contrast and pattern.


Gensler Architecture
& Design

Graphic Designer
2006 – 2011

Created strategic brand systems and environments for a variety of domestic and international workplace and consulting clients. Collaborated on small to large project teams as lead graphic designer, taking clients from conceptual development through mock-ups, revisions, production and installation. Specialized in bringing brands to life through the use of bold typography, imagery and illustration.


Tompert Design

Freelance Graphic Designer
2006

Conceived and designed identity and collateral solutions for various industries including life sciences, non-profits and a children’s clothing line. Responsible for both creating and following client brand guidelines while also leveraging possibilities and opportunities for further brand development.


Chronicle Books

Design Fellow & Freelance Designer
2005

Designed and managed various children’s book titles for the Spring and Fall 2006 collections. Responsibilities included project management, scheduling, contract negotiations and art direction of freelance illustrators and photographers. Worked on various aspects of book production, from layout design to mechanicals and proof checks.

Education

The Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
BFA, Graphic Design (2005)

 

Design Skills

Art Direction
Design Management
Print Design
Marks + Logo Design
Identity Systems
Brand Guidelines
Environmental Design
Information Design
Package Design
Publishing

Featured work

Ton, Tools
Print Magazine, 2007 Design Annual

Meli Meli Identity
Graphis, Letterhead 7

Protein Discovery Logo
Graphis, Logo Design 8

 

Accolades

CoreNet Global 2008
Industry Excellence Award

31st Annual Interiors Awards
Small Office Category

N. California IIDA Honor Awards
Merit Award in the Work Small Category

N. California IIDA Honor Awards, 
Merit Award in the Work Big Category

Additional Clients

The Arc of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

A Sensible Theatre Co.
Seattle, WA

Birkenstock Lighting Design
San Geronimo, CA

Chronicle Books
San Francisco, CA

Cooper Roberts Research
San Francisco, CA

Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY)
San Francisco, CA

Hunting Hill Global Capital
New York, NY

James Dixon Architect
Chatham, NY

Leapfrog Enterprises, INC
Emeryville, CA

Pathway Mobility
San Jose, CA

Shane Wines
Sebastopol, CA

SITELAB Urban Studio
San Francisco, CA

Strand Foods
Marina del Rey, CA

TechShop
San Jose, CA