I began my career in Mankato, MN as an illustrator/designer for greeting cards. Now, after eleven years in the advertising business, I am looking for a new place to continue my career. I enjoy work ranging from research and campaign concepts to design as well as branding. Look, if you are reading this then we both know I could throw in a lot of industry buzz words to fluff this up. But I don't want to insult either of us. I hope you enjoy the work in my portfolio.

Art Director  
ADwërks  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  August 2009 - July 2017
Received multiple Addy Awards, a Telly Award and a W3 Award
Curator and Contributing Artist
Illustratorssocialclub.com  |  January 2010 - Present
Communications Director - Volunteer Board Member
South Dakota Advertising Federation  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  June 2011 - May 2013
Production Artist and Social Media Strategist
HenkinSchultz  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  March 2008 - June 2009
Communications Director - Volunteer Board Member
AIGA - South Dakota Chapter  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  April 2007 - March 2009
Creative Strategist
BKG  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  October 2006 - March 2008  |  Received multiple Addy Awards
Assistant Art Director and Pre-Press Team Manager
Taylor Corporation  |  Mankato, MN  |  May 1999 - October 2006
Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Taylor Corporation  |  Mankato, MN  |  September 1998 - May 1999

Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, MN  |  1996 - 1998  |  Associate Degree in Communication Art and Design
Received one Addy Award and two awards from the Pumpkinseed Art Contest
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD  |  1995 - 1996  |  Studies pursued: Graphic Design and Speech

Mastery in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Versed in Adobe Animate, Dreamweaver, Premiere and Adobe tablet apps. Familiar with all Microsoft Office software. Powerfully adept at color correcting, image manipulation and learning new software. Knowledgeable in social media applications and how to extend brands and campaigns by leveraging them. Experienced with Squarespace site customization, Google Web Designer, and Mailchimp email design. Brief work with WordPress.
Work exceptionally well with both traditional and digital means of illustration. Strong sense of composition, layout, font usage, light and color. High level of creativity. Excellent, inventive problem solving skills.  
Cooperative personality and communication skills allow flexibility in team situations as well as leadership or instructional roles.
I can also fix bicycles...though not very well.

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