I have experience designing a wide range of print collateral including packaging, brochures, reports, business papers, point of sale promotions, environmental graphics, and product catalogs; and experience designing presentations using PowerPoint and Prezi

I can manage a project from start to finish; from concept, through design and pre-press, to the final press check

I’m comfortable working solo or collaborating with a team, and can provide creative direction to photographers, illustrators, and other designers

I’m able to balance creative vision with technical expertise and project restrictions (deadlines and budgets), producing consistently high-quality work that meets clients’ objectives

I have a keen attention to detail through a highly critical eye—both to my own work and the work of others



BFA, Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design      Savannah, GA      1989-1993



Freelance Graphic Designer
Mishmash Art & Design   New Smyrna Beach, FL    July 2011-present

  • Design of a wide range of deliverables with a focus on print and presentation design. Materials include logos, business papers, environmental graphics, invitations, brochures, reports, newsletters, CDs/DVDs, packaging, posters, print ads, social media graphics (e.g., profile, link, and share images), and event graphics (e.g., invitations, stage graphics, directional signage, name tags, and PowerPoint presentations)
  • Develop concepts and produce layouts, complete pre-press production, and manage printing process
  • Project management of all aspects of a project (assessing client needs, creating budgets and schedules)
  • Manage multiple clients and projects while meeting deadlines on-time and on-budget
  • Clients include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, SPEC Associates, Ascension Insurance, Institute of International Education, and Mike Hipple Photography


Senior Graphic Designer 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation     Seattle, WA      November 2006-July 2011

In-House Design:

  • Collaborated with team talent including writers, photo editor, and video and web producers to produce key foundation collateral including brochures, PowerPoint presentations, annual reports, and Bill Gates’ Annual Letters
  • Worked closely with Bill Gates’ team to design his PowerPoint presentations
  • Completed pre-press production of files prior to delivery to print vendors and managed printing process
  • Created templates and style guides for fact sheets and white papers to allow clients and vendors to create self-serve foundation-branded collateral documents
  • Art directed design work by staff and vendors, providing critique based on foundation brand styles and standards
  • Consulted and collaborated with team talent to create constructive, holistic project direction
  • Managed vendors including printers, translation firms, creative agencies, and freelance designers


Freelance Graphic Designer
Lava Lab Creative     Seattle, WA     September 2001-December 2007

  • Designed a wide range of material with a focus on print graphics. Clients included Simply Fun Board Games, Cranium, Microsoft, Oncology Education Services, Mike Hipple Photography, One Reel, and YMCA
  • Recruited and managed clients, assessed needs, and provided budgets and estimates
  • Managed multiple clients and projects while meeting deadlines on-time and on-budget

Graphic Designe
Horton Lantz Marocco     Seattle, WA     August 1996 – September 2001

  • Developed creative concepts in collaboration with a team of designers and creative directors
  • Designed and illustrated a variety of collateral materials including packaging, point of sale, identity systems, business papers, brochures, environmental graphics, and other promotional materials for clients such as Starbucks, Cinnabon, and Mrs. Field’s Cookies


Apple and PC environment
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Word

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