I am a visual story teller. I create compelling designs and imagery which conveys the story behind the subject, revealing more than the subject reflects.

Experience

2014 - 2016

Lead website designer for 15 nationwide major-market-newspapers, utilizing a harmonious look within a CMS structure. This includes creating website design, IA, UI, and developing responsive sites from browser to mobile in HTML / CSS. Additional post-launch maintenance included updates and scalability enhancements.

2006 - 2014

Designed and maintained national market brands for a broad spectrum of radio, television and newspaper websites on both stand alone or CMS platforms. Provide consultation, IA, sitemaps, wireframes, and HTML /CSS. Create SEO compliant responsive website designs and HTML Newsletters ensuring scalability from browser to mobile. Lead and coordinate design department day-to-day scheduling and project workflow. Partner with developers, editorial, marketing, freelance talent and vendors on projects.

2005 - 2006

Designed and developed magazine websites to run on a "internal built" CMS platform; perform monthly updates to sites. Provide consultation, IA, design, and HTML/CSS for online content and email newsletters.

2000 - 2005

Design client websites from discovery through delivery. Provide consultation, IA, design, layout templates and HTML or equivalent for online content. Develop navigation architecture, screen elements, and site layouts. Post-launch furnish design parameters, style guides and visual standards for clients.

1998 - 2000 | Online Art Director

Lead creative designer for website designs of 11 magazines and two online catalogs. Create and implement corporate wide web design parameters, style guides and visual standards. Created and implemented navigation, design elements, layouts, optimized imagery, web animation, and video. Assemble and lead web design team. Schedule, and coordinate site design precepts with staff web designers, developers, editorial, marketing, circulation and freelance talent.

1996 - 1998 | Web Designer

Design and maintained corporate magazine websites. Create and implement navigation, design elements, layouts, optimized imagery and web animation.

1988 - 1996 | Senior Technical Illustrator/Print Designer

Senior Illustrator/Designer for magazines and how-to books. Used editorial to technical illustration styles incorporating traditional and digital illustration tools. Designed page layouts for articles and books.


EDUCATION

  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

PRO SKILLS

  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Fireworks
  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • BBEdit
  • MS Office
  • HTML / CSS

  • MAC & PC

Portfolio

Contact Me

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Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


414.750.3854