As far back as I can remember I have loved creating things: Sandcastles, mix-tapes, cartoon sketches of my dog, and so on. I have always gotten a thrill from the exciting unknown of a blank canvas and a problem to solve. This has led me to a broad and fulfilling array of creative projects including work in Graphic Design, Web Design, Usability Testing, Branding, Advertising, Music Supervision, Copywriting, Photography, Social Media Marketing, Licensing, Film, Media Buying, and Music Production. I have worked on projects for Sony, Microsoft, Calvin Klein, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, Visa, The Rocket Summer, LPL Financial, Carnival, Autoland, and a diverse group of smaller clients.
I received my B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing from Western Washington University, as well as my Professional Certification in Web Design and Development. Afterwords while working full-time in Marketing, I attended Seattle's School of Visual Concepts with focuses in Layout, Graphic Design, and Art Direction. Outside of marketing and design, I have been working as a songwriter and music producer for over 8 years; and have had my work featured by MTV, VH1, Oxygen, E!, HBO, Showtime, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Buzznet, Mashable, AOL, MSNBC, Seattle's King 5 (NBC), Seattle Weekly, and Seattle Times. In 2012, my good friend and I started a boutique record and media label, Kickpulse. We write and produce music for a diverse group of artists, companies, and media platforms.
If you would like to work with me, please reach out using the contact form.
Graphic DesignI design for print, digital and broadcast media. Every project is unique and calls for a different set of visual elements. Each element has its place. I find that place.
MarketingI believe in finding the "truth" and spreading it. Every individual, product, or company has its truth. For me, marketing is taking that message and bringing it to people in a way that resonates.
Web Design/UsabilityThe best design is functional, clean and efficient. "The trick isn't adding stuff, it's taking away." -Mark Zuckerberg
Music ProductionI am a professional music producer, songwriter, and musician. I work on commercial and non-commercial music scores, and on projects with artists/producers streching a wide range of genres.
Creative Lead | SMCU
2008 - CurrentI am in charge of the look, feel, and tone of all member-facing materials produced by SMCU. I assure the brand and member experience are consistently represented in advertisements, displays, and all digital and printed media. I am responsible for the creation, coordination, and management of multiple promotions, programs, and coordinated campaigns.
Co-Founder, Producer | Kickpulse
2012 - CurrentKickpulse is a boutique record and media label based in Seattle, WA. I am a professional music producer, songwriter, and musician; working with acts associated with Kickpulse and on commercial and non-commercial music scores.
B.A. in Business Administration | WWU
2005 - 2008I received my B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Western Washington University, as well as my Professional Certification in Web Design and Development, in 2008. While attending WWU, I worked as a Marketing Intern for the Embassy Suites and as a Marketing and Web Design Intern for the Slum Doctor Programme.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign 90%
Adobe After Effects, Flash 50%
Final Cut Pro 60%
Direct Mail, Mailchimp 85%
PPC Ads (Adwords, Yahoo!/Bing, Facebook, Twitter) 75%
Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Soundtrack Pro 95%
Logo, Branding, Design, Event Coordination,
An event celebrating co-ops. My work won a MARCOM Gold Award for "Branding and Design".
If you'd like to team up and create something awesome, send me a message.