Art Director. Designer. Illustrator. Magician.

I'm an Art Director with over 15 years of brand-building experience.

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Work Experience

Jan 2016 – Present
I’m an art director, designer and illustrator with a passion forauthentic living and helping others. My life experience andperspective has given me a strong sense of empathy andemotional itelligence that inspires me to create, design, write,mentor, draw, and wield a visual language to reach my audience.I truly believe in the power of design and in the ability of peoplewho are guided by a love for their craft and a passion for life.I find tremendous joy and purpose in crafting a brand’s identityand giving that brand a clear and consistent voice thatresonates with people of all walks of life.

CLIENTS: Salty Senorita, The James Agency, Tech CU,The Creative Group, BDM Aerospace Marketing, TimesSquare Neighborhood Italian Restaurant, La Piazza PHX,Monarch, G/O Digital

Art Director, DBSI, Inc.
Oct 2012 – Jan 2016
Positioned an Inc. 5,000 company as an edgy, approachable,humorous, intelligent, creative Design-Build expert in the Fiservindustry. Expanded the business beyond construction,transforming our in-house creative department into an award-winning creative digital agency. Agency services includedcopywriting, motion graphics UX/UI, design, custom appdevelopment, installation and support of digital signage andinteractive kiosks. Assisted in employee management.

Projects: UI/UX design and implementation for FinancialHealthcheck, a web-based lead-gen application. Designed andlaunched websites for DBSI: and CFM, an Inc. 500Cash-Flow Automation software company:

Clients: Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Coors Credit Union,Navy Federal Credit Union (largest credit union in the world)

Principal, Birthmark
Feb 2007 – Aug 2012
Owned/operated a boutique design firm focused on identity.Managed one full-time and two part-time employees. Managedsales, operations, client and vendor communications, Designedidentities, websites, e-blasts, sales collateral, menus, interactive,video, motion, large format, outdoor, motion graphics for B2Band B2C clients in Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Entertainment,Government, Finance, Law, Business Consulting and Technology.

Projects: Arizona Highways website re-design, Sedona JazzFestival logo, Arizona Beer Week logo, Arizona Voters Guidesfor 2008 and 2012, branding for the McDowell Mountain MusicFestival for 2010 and 2011, Logo for SLE Republic Events

Clients: Salty Senorita, The McDowell Mountain Music Festival,Wespac Construction, The James Agency, UP Agency, ArizonaMasonry Guild, OVO, SureSpark

Art Director, Starphaz
Jan 2006 – Feb 2007
Concepted, designed, and produced, websites, e-blasts,interactive games and event invites. Assisted in expanding ourservices to include advertising and identity for clients outsideof architecture.

Clients: CBRE, Colliers, AZRE, Ryan Co., Wespac Construction,McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Art Director, Tieken:Moret
Feb 2005 – Jan 2006
Interfaced with clients, sourced vendors, provided art directionfor junior design staff. Concepted, designed, priced andproduced proposals, identities, high-end printed collateral,ad campaigns, in-store POS, websites and newsletters, forB2C clients.

Projects: Best Companies AZ website re-design, City ofPhoenix Dept. of Development annual report, Cataloguere-design for Nike Golf

Clients: Subway, LG, Nike Golf, Ky-Ko Roofing, HunterDouglass and the City of Phoenix, Best Companies AZ

Senior Designer, Canyon
Nov 2002 – Feb 2005

Designed and produced ads, identities, collateral, websites,e-blasts and motion graphics. Assisted in landing our largestclient, RSC Equipment Rental, which catapulted Canyon into amulti-million dollar agency.

Clients: TORO, RSC Equipment Rental, Fertizona, John Deere


Windows/Mac OS
UX/UI & Prototyping

Working Knowledge:
After Effects
Microsoft Office
Google Docs
LAMP Development
SCRUM Methodology
Google Business Tools



CUNA Diamond
Diamond Award
Interactive Kiosk & Wall Mural
Tech CU, 2016

AMA Spectrum
People’s Choice
Interactive Touch Screens
California Coast CU, 2016

AMA Spectrum
People’s Choice
Interactive Touch Screens
California Coast CU, 2016

CUNA Diamond
Interactive Touch Screens,
California Coast CU, 2016


Volunteer Work

AIGA Arizona
Web Director

G/O Digital
Make A Difference Day
March 2016
Design and painted a 55-ft. x 6-ft. mural in the library of Montebello Elementary School



Collins College
Associates of Arts Degree
3.6 GPA, JUNE, 2001

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