A Leap to Create

I had to sweat some bullets; turning down a 9 to 5 career with steady pay and retirement benefits wasn’t the obvious choice. After four years of military service as an Officer in the United States Army, I forwent my paved route into corporate logistics to follow my dream as a creative & designer.

I graduated with a bachelor’s in business communication from Arizona State University in 2014 and found my passion for design in the Army. While overseas, I spent nearly every off-duty hour honing my skills and, in the process, discovered how powerful a great design could be in increasing morale.

Using these experiences as momentum, I’m now chasing my dream without inhibition. Following your passion is non-negotiable, a must.

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My Wheelhouse

Branding & Logo Design: logos, wordmarks, icons, badges, visual identity, logo redesign, rebranding, naming, creative consulting, competition analysis, color theory, vector & scalable graphics, brand guidelines, industry standard files.

Website Design: WordPress, theme editing, FTP & cPanel editing, basic HTML & CSS coding, site mapping, landing pages, mobile first design, speed optimization, favicon design.

Print & Packaging Design: business cards, flyers & handouts, posters, banners, brochures, product design, labels, apparel design, book covers.

Affiliations & Qualifications

Board Member, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Colorado Springs

Member & 2019 Freelance Panelist, American Advertising Federation (AAF) Colorado Springs

B.A. Business Communication, Arizona State University

Digital Image Certification, Pikes Peak Community College

HTML & CSS Development Certification, W3Schools

CopyrightX, Online Law Course, Harvard University

Awards & Attaboy’s

2019 Gold Addy Award, Logo Design, for Bifocal Beats

2019 Gold Addy Award, Logo Design, for Adapt Social

2019 Silver Addy Award, Logo Design, for Sean Neary Homes

2018 Next Generation Icon Nomination, AAF Colorado Springs Icon Awards

2018 Design as Art Show Feature, AIGA Colorado Springs

2018 Gold Addy Award, Student Logo Design, for Mountain Man Lawn Care

2018 Silver Addy Award, Student Logo Design, for United Americans Disaster Response Team

2018 Silver Addy Award, Student Logo Design, for Deep Sea Valkyries

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