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Creative professional with over ten years of design and illustration experience. Project manger with a broad range of skills including: graphic design, illustration, storyboarding, copywriting, and branding

Selected Experience

Graphic Designer, Varsity Communications Inc.,
Seattle, WA • January 2008 - April 2014

Managed large format printing dept., including all sign/banner design, production and inventory management

Lead Designer of recurring projects for The University of Washington and other clients including:

  • Taste Washington wine tasting event: Designer of event signage, ads, posters, and collateral
  • Cascade Golfer magazine: Cover and layout designer; illustrate multiple cartoons to accompany feature articles
  • Dawgs Digest magazine: Cover-to-cover designer; lead the redesign of the publication in 2010

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Seattle, Wa • September 2009 - Present

  • Created custom digital illustrations and watercolor paintings
  • Designer of collateral for high profile clients such as Microsoft and their partners
  • Founded "Late Apex Graphics", a graphic and vinyl sticker company specializing in auto racing numbers and livery
  • Manages multiple projects, production timelines, delivery schedules, inventory, and logistics

Project Manager, Autosport Labs
Lynnwood, WA • January 2010 - January 2011

Managed endurance racing program for 2010 racing season

  • Managed racing program and race day logistics
  • Oversaw multiple race car builds, timelines, and budgets
  • Successful driver and mechanic on the endurance racing team

Graphic Designer, ADG Printing,
Lynnwood, WA • August 2005 - January 2008

  • Started as a graphic designer and worked up to lead designer in less than 6 months.
  • Managed the art reproduction services and a team of two designers on staff.
  • Spearheaded marketing program: conceptualizing, designing, and tracking the success of campaigns designed to attract new business.

Graphic Designer, Between The Lines,
Edmonds Community College, WA • January 2004 - June 2004

  • Managed and lead concept and design from inception to finished product.
  • Oversaw print bidding, timelines, and logistics for publication.


Graphic design, typography, illustration, conceptual design, branding, web design, magazine and book production, project management, social media, marketing, video editing, and copy writing. 

Proficient in all industry standard applications including: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express, Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Associate of the Arts, Visual Communications Minor in Video Production • Edmonds Community College, 2005