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 resident to Seattle, I enjoy exploring the different neighborhoods, islands, food, and culture that this beautiful city has to offer. When I’m not at work, I can be found at the gym, swimming laps at a pool, taking in a concert or play, and enjoying the outdoors. After traveling in South East Asia and South America, I have a serious travel bug and am always looking for my next adventure.
Senior Graphic Designer
2014 – present
As a Senior Designer within the Starbucks Global Creative Studio, I work with a team of 5 designers developing in-store promotional concepts and brand initiatives for all international store locations. Responsibilities include trend forecasting for seasonal product launches, creating point of sale displays and signage for store locations, and art direction — all while working within company brand guidelines.
American Conservatory Theater
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
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.
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.
Freelance Graphic Designer
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.
Graphic Design Fellow and Freelance Designer
Designed and managed various children’s book titles for the Spring and Fall 06 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.