Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer, Boulder, CO
Clients include: UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, Womens Adventure Magazine, Tulane University School of Public Health,
Interweave, One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club, Gaiam, Gibson Athletics/Rage Fitness for Crossfit,
UNC Global, Nolan Business Solutions, Putnam/Jeremy Tarcher, Vermilion Design + Interactive, Case Logic,
I Have a Dream Foundation, and Sounds True.
I specialize in creative print design and take pride in being versatile, flexible, and technically
thorough. I am particularly competent in editorial design, book and package design,
corporate identity, and marketing collateral. I work directly with the client,
taking projects from concept to completion. At Vermilion Design + Interactive, I helped
translate an evolving brand identity and packaging redesign for Case Logic
with heavy use of Adobe Illustrator.
Senior Designer, Interweave Press, Loveland, CO 7/06-3/10.
design of Stringing and Beadwork magazines and incidental special interest publications
for craft multi-media publisher. duties included art direction of photo shoots,
prop styling, design of features, departments, and project spreads. accomplishments included
design and art direction of new magazines, redesign and art direction of existing magazines,
and art direction of BeadingDaily website redesign. designed the top-selling newsstand magazine
from Interweave in all of 2008. My titles each saw consistent increase in circulation
during '08-'09 recession and despite industry-wide market challenges.
Art Director, Alternative Medicine magazine, Boulder, CO 3/05-2/06.
oversaw design and production of all editorial content of consumer magazine
with circulation of 200,000. responsibilities included complete magazine redesign,
art direction of photo shoots, working with illustrators, planning editorial space layout,
budget management, and supervision of associate art director.
Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director, Sounds True, Boulder, CO 1/95-7/01.
designed and produced packaging, catalogs,
advertising, books, and promotional pieces
for audio publisher that specializes
in world wisdom traditions.
accomplishments included: revision of company logo,
complete redesign of music
packaging and its visual identity, art direction of
photo shoots, website art direction,
press checks, print bids, negotiation of licensed art,
and research of packaging options.
extensive 4-color work with Quark and Photoshop.
Graphic Designer, Association of Brewers, Boulder, CO 1/94-1/95.
designed and produced extensive directory, promotional pieces, ads, logos, graphs,
and other incidental projects for in-house art department.
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Associate Degree in Advertising Design, Colorado Institute of Art, Denver.
Advanced HTML, CU Continuing Education, Spring 2001.
InDesign | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Basic HTML
VOLUNTEER AND CHARITY WORK
I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, Community for Sudanese and American Women,
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), National Search and Rescue Dog Foundation