Senior Designer

Microsoft

Bellevue, WA

 

2019 - Current

Duties include; Lead designer for Consumer Device Marketing team. 

Senior Marketing Designer

Smartsheet

Bellevue, WA

 

2018 - 2019

Duties include; Presentation design (C-level keynotes, new business pitch, sales, product delivery,  advertising, marketing comms, company messaging, strategy/development, b2b, SaaS) for C-Suite, upper level management and various stakeholders.

 

Highlights; Created and managed global rebranding/design of presentation decks, photography and iconography brand standards. Lead presentation design of conferences/events with over 2k attendees.

Art Director 

Fierce, Inc.

Seattle


2015 - 2018

Duties include; Design management and development for a team of 35 multifaceted industry leaders, innovators and game-changers. Art direction of; advertising, brand, design, website, presentation, social media, campaign development, photography. Lead design of all marketing materials internally/externally for trade show, print, social and web. In addition, developing 4-6 presentations a month which included C-Suite keynotes, sales/marketing, new business and product support/development. • Managed team of off-site/on-site freelance visual designers, copywriters, videographers, developers and photographers.

 

Highlights; Research, design, implementation, roll-out and management of company branding/
presentation design. Lead design/user experience of large scale trade-shows (20k attendees) 
and company held summit.

Visual Design Consultant

Independant

Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle

 

2003 - Current

Duties include; Various contracts as a graphic web/designer, marketing manager, presentation designer, project manager and brand development in a range of industries. Including; start-ups, ad and web /  interactive development agencies, entertainment and consumer products for short / long term projects.

 

Highlights; Created and managed small boutique design consultancy that specialized in industries such as;  healthcare, branding, non-profit, architecture, product, retail, fashion, music, technology, transportation, sports, IT, startups, entertainment, food, medical and fitness.

Senior Marketing Designer

Dilusso Homes

Portland
 

2012 - 2013

Duties include; Ground-up development of company brand. Design of all marketing, advertising, 
presentation, social, web, print, radio, tv and marketing campaigns.

 

Highlights; Marketing activities resulted in an asset increase of 1.5M/month. Developed company cloud based communications system to increase productivity and communication by 60%.

Senior Designer

DWA

Portland
 

2009 - 2010

Duties include; Management of printing department, graphic design, sign production, large format 
printing, trade-show, presentation design, vinyl lettering, press repair and maintenance.

 

Highlights; Concepted and pitched company growth strategy which included creation of marketing 
department, graphic design services and development of social media channels to increase
revenue by +10%

Senior Designer

Avila Design Architecture

Berkeley

2007 - 2009

Duties include; Large format presentation development, architectural illustration, marketing management, internal/external communications, hiring and managing interns and creative
staff members.

 

Highlights; Company wide re-branding and development of creative service offerings.

Senior Designer

KTGY Architectural Design and Planning

Santa Monica

2005 - 2007

Duties include; Lead design of; creative department, branding, marketing, trade-show graphics, 
environmental design, photography and presentation design. Prototype development and architectural 
Illustration on international accounts ranging from $2-30M.

 

Highlights; Co-created a 30 person company wide graphic design committee and environmental graphic design studio. Hired on as an assistant to the designer and within 8 months promoted to Senior Designer for the companies new Los Angeles retail design studio.

Education

2019

2018

2013

 

1998

Human-Centered Design: IDEO 

General Assembly: User Experience Design

Art Institutes Portland: BA Design Management - Completed 135 credits of 160 GPA 3.8

Art Institutes Minnesota: AA Graphic Design GPA 3.2

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Vice President of Marketing
and Product Strategy

Owner & Principal

Chairman of the Board

Head of Growth

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