What It's All About
As you scroll down, you will see my portfolio that is a collection of work from companies I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. I began my career at Chateau Ste. Michelle, one of the largest U.S. wineries, that holds a stable of wines all with very distinct styles and personalities. I performed a variety of services from new brand development (Red Diamond) and re-branding existing products (Snoqualmie winery), to keeping the old standbys up-to-date and fresh (Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest). After four years of focus in the wine business, the fashion industry beckoned with illustration, t-shirt design and catalog builds for Tommy Bahama. I then undertook my next challenge to gain experience in the fast-paced web development arena and the future of cutting edge digital design - a few examples of this experience are on display in this portfolio for large game title websites and print (Gears of War and Crackdown). From startup to Fortune 500, Doubledown took off like a rocket and is now one of the top ten apps in Apple’s marketplace. Identifying an opportunity with this fast-paced company, I signed up during the startup phase and have continued to grow my management and leadership skills through building an internal creative team with the talent, training, and perseverance to support the growing digital marketing trends.
I am what I am
The Art Director: Leading creative brainstorming sessions. Providing clear and concise feedback and direction for driving performance and the best possible creative experience. Delivering and establishing strong brand guidelines to build brand consistency and awareness.
The Artist: I bring a strategic approach to all creative and a strong ability to deliver results to overachieve on our business goals.
The Creative Manager: I have built a team from one designer to a well-staffed internal digital agency team that supports all the marketing teams needs with strong working relationships and the creative skills to get the job done. In addition to building the team, I also developed the process, design tools and structure to achieve continuing success. My focus on mentoring and guiding junior talent, and encouraging knowledge sharing and collaboration across teams lead to my recent recognition as one of IGT's strong future leaders through the "IGT Bright Mind" award.
Skills: Adobe CC 2017 (AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver). I have knowledge and the ability to write and edit HTML, CSS, XML using a text editor (Sublime Text) and experience with version control software. I have Flash examples available upon request.