A Little About Me...
I’ve been called a Swiss Army Knife and a unicorn. Odd compliments, but at least it’s a more interesting combo than sounding like a golden retriever.
I’m always filling my brain with something that fuels my curiosity. Having a large range of interests and skillsets, I’m fascinated by new ideas, but not afraid of exploring old ones, striking that delicate balance between art and technology. Although what I do for a living changes from time to time, my drive and desire to create never dims. I got into the digital design space because of the unlimited possibilities and enjoyment of the constant changes in innovation, technology and thinking of what will be next. This ever-changing industry has kept me on my toes, and I’ve loved every minute of it.
While I have most frequently held a position as a motion designer, it is only one of my credentials as a diverse creative talent. Beyond my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SCAD and seven-plus years of professional experience, some might see my large digital and tangible skills as a disadvantage and wonder if “a jack of all trades is a master of none”. Well like the rest of the saying goes, “oftentimes better than a master of one” I see no reason to set limitations on what I can do and learn. What I have mastered is a strong foundation and well-trained eye for color, light, composition, texture, space, perspective, shape, and typography. The medium is merely a way to execute these principles that translate across all media. Anyone can learn a skill, but there is a difference when looking at the final product.
My background as a classically trained fine artist and photographer, combined with extensive design and production career gives me a very thorough understanding of visual effects, photography, videography, motion design, typography, and graphic design. I believe in the balance of all of the assets from the visual medium, to the copy and design coming together to make a powerful story.
Throughout my career as an Art Director, Motion Designer, Producer, Photographer, Videographer, and Digital Artist, I have played an integral part of the creative process and worn many hats at any given time. Because of this, I have learned more effective ways to perform my job while thriving working in a team-oriented atmosphere. I have a proven track record of collaborating and leading people in a positive creative direction while bringing a graceful refinement to all of my projects.
I enjoy meeting new people, learning new things, good stories, and seeing how many animals I can have at any given time. Reach out if you want to collaborate or talk about your animals.
My work in a nutshell ...
Over 6 years of experience, including work for the following organizations:
The Weather Channel
Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts
American Red Cross
Habitat For Humanity
National Parkinson's Foundation
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Gastroenterological Association
American Heart Association
American College of Rheumatology
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hormone Health Network
Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
American Peanut Sheller's Association
International Food Information Council
The Peanut Institute
The Weather Channel
Bobby Dodd Institute
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Dominion Energy & Dominion Enterprises
Health Connect South
and many more...
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