I’m interested in just about everything, which is why my designs are smart as well as creative. It’s the process of finding a out-of-the-box visual solution that I think I enjoy the most.
I can work solo or with a group, although I find working in a group stretches the creativity a little bit further (two+ heads are most times better than one).
I take deadlines very seriously, and I’m most satisfied with my work when I give my clients what they want, as well as small extras that delight them.
I enjoy building relationships and interacting with other creative people, from any industry.
I currently work full time as a Media Instructional Designer for the second largest blood bank in the United States, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. My duties include designing learning programs, including eLearning modules, and creating graphics and video for staff training programs.
In addition to my full time position, I teach online courses in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for Rio Salado College, where I also serve as Faculty Lead for the Graphic and Web Department. I also volunteer for the Graphic Communications Education Foundation (GCEF).
In the past, I have been fortunate enough to teach high school Graphic Design classes at Higley High School in Gilbert, Arizona, where I also served as the yearbook adviser. I have also worked as an in-house designer for companies in the video game and sustainability industries, and completed numerous freelance projects.