Versatile Graphic Designer with an extensive multi-disciplinary background producing a variety of collateral for print and digital landscapes.
Movie fanatic, crime podcast subscriber, coffee lover, hiker, amateur photojournalist, music collaborator, and typography enthusiast.
With an ability to conceptualize and see the big picture, I have experience with dynamic workflows, and cross-functionality in collaborative teams. believe in the visual as a method for improving the connections between people and the products they use.
I create visual concepts to communicate information. From posters, brochures, and billboards to packaging, logos, and editorial layout to convey ideas to an audience. I am a versatile and flexible graphic designer.
I have developed websites in WordPress and Squarespace using knowledge of best practices, along with HTML and CSS code, to work with individual clients and their startups as well as existing small businesses and charities.
A few examples of some recent products that I have worked on, as well as some creative projects with added insight into my design process.
Experienced in creative visualization while balancing multiple projects and design facets.
I effectively produce high-quality assets, while meeting tight deadlines for print and web content. Excellent understanding of branding and guidelines, colour, typography and layout as well as photo manipulation, touch-up techniques & quality image research.
Good design bridges the space between ideas and reality.
1998 - 2003 From a production assistant in a music and home electronics chain's art department, to a position as an international magazine's production manager and ad designer.
2004 - 2022 Created Fly Graphics design studio to cater to entertainment promotions, merchandise, and packaging. Visual direction for album layout and posters to website development and social media marketing.
2009 - 2014 Started building ads in national publications and progressed to ad coordinating, editorial layout and project managment.
2018 - 2022 From an entry level ad builder to a senior editorial layout designer and print coordinator for a large national media corporation.
Typography, Branding, Gig Posters, T-Shirts, B-Movies, Album Layout, Banners, Motown, WordPress, Rock and Roll, Event Displays, Vector, Photoshop, Illustrator, Heavy Metal, Colour Swatch Libraries, Hipgnosis, Magazines, Rick Griffin, Vehicle Wraps, Star Wars, Making Music, Pencil & Paper, Punk Rock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gothic, Swiss Design, Visual Hierarchy, Teaching, Store-Front Signs, The Beat Generation, New Wave, User Interface, Surrealism, Experimental Noise, Peter Saville, Large Format Printing, Britpop, Pixels, Stanley Mouse, Websites, HTML, John Peel, Saul Bass, Trivia, Research, Bass, Social Media, Pop Art, Theory, InDesign, Retro Soul, Godzilla, Andy Warhol, D.I.Y. and on and on…
As a creative, I am inspired by good design and the experience of the visual. I look at everything around me and appreciate all of it as inspiring me and igniting my creative spark.
I have spent a lot of my creative journey working in print and editorial design. I have created newspapers, magazines, sales collateral and advertisements to consistent standards while adhering to strict and diverse brand guidelines and styles. To create under these criteria leads to understanding a quick need to shift focus, and prioritizing projects for often tight deadlines.
In the digital landscape, I have been involved in website development, digital marketing, and a plethora of preproduction such as file sourcing, photo manipulation, and digital illustration. I enjoy research and analysis as it appeals to my problem-solving nature. I like a good puzzle!