Brand Strategy, Identity and Positioning
Environmental Graphics and Signage
Custom Event Stationary
Portraiture & Figure Drawing
FREELANCE MASH-UP Portland, Oregon // Santa Cruz, California // 2008 - present
(Independent Contractor) Mautto Handbags, Serratto Restaurant, Sun Land Garden Products, American Dog Physical Rehabilitation, See Spot Run, and various wedding stationary packages. Work includes logo design, print collateral, web design, packaging conceptualization, environmental graphics and signage.
ZIBA Portland, Oregon // 2007 - 2008
(Communication Designer) Created authentic designs and experiences through various mediums for independent creative consultancy. Projects focused intensely on brand strategy, communication architecture and positioning.
JAQUA BEAUTY, INC. Carpinteria, California // 2005
(Intern and Independent Contractor) Developed packaging prototypes, advertisements and product concepts. Art directed photo shoots and designed brand extensions for southern California bath and beauty company.
ICS CREATIVE Scotts Valley, CA // 2002
(Intern) Created identity systems, illustrated for signage and assisted with photo restoration.
EDUCATION AND HONORS
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo // 2006
BFA - Art and Design: Graphic Design Concentration.[.bleep.]Laude honors.
California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, California // July 2001 - August 2001
California State Governor's Art Scholar Medallion // 2001
**For as long as I can remember I've loved creating beautiful things. Whether it is a painting, a brand or a space - I challenge myself to make it amazing. And my passion for vibrant color always seems to make it's way into each project - as much as I try to restrain myself. Maybe it has to do with the neuroses of being a designer, but I can't seem to finish a piece of work until I love it!