Experience

March 2014 – Present

GTB | Dearborn, MI
Creative Director

Creative Director of a team dedicated to bringing the Ford brand to new audiences through the creation of digital, sharable content including videos, infographics, and editorials. Plays an integral role as lead in both the day-to-day creation of assets as well as holistic vision for the body of work created throughout the year.

Sep. 2011 – Dec. 2014

College for Creative Studies | Detroit, MI
Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty member in the Graphic Design Department, teaching intro to interaction design and visual communications to undergraduate students. Created a new curriculum for the intro to interaction course that included hand coding of HTML & CSS as well as current best practices for UX and UI design. Both classes focus on learning fundamentals of design, as well as concept development, and presentation techniques.

Dec. 2013 – March 2014

Organic | Troy, MI
Senior Designer

Lead art director on the U by Kotex team creating content for a new campaign launch ranging from site redesign to product focused interactive video demos and web based games. 

Dec. 2012 – Dec. 2013

Commonwealth/McCann (formerly Goodby Silverstein & Partners) | Detroit, MI
Senior Art Director

Lead designer of the 2014 model year refresh of chevrolet.com. Additionally works on other aspects of chevrolet.com including interface design, art direction of photography, and overseeing chevy websites in international markets. Works closely with writers, project managers, producers, and clients to ensure the highest caliber of work is produced.

Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2012

MRM Worldwide | Birmingham, MI
Art Director

Lead designer of customer relations and customer lifecycle print and digital work for Buick and GMC accounts. Contributor to in-house design projects, including logos, brand identity, print and web-based collateral.

March 2010 – Jan. 2012

Washtenaw Community College | Ann Arbor, MI
Lead Web Designer

Web designer for the College’s websites. Responsibilities include color and audience research, design, art direction of photography, and writing HTML and CSS.

May 2007 – March 2010

Elevator | Royal Oak, MI
Graphic Designer

Elevator is a small design firm working for a variety of clients ranging from Mercedes-Benz Financial and Chrysler Financial to smaller independent artists and companies. Personal responsibilities include: logo design, publication design and web design. Additional responsibilities include: working closely with clients, writers and programmers, as well as press checks and asset management.


Achievements

Aug. 2007 – May 2013

AIGA Detroit Board Member
President (2011 – 2013)

President of the AIGA Detroit chapter. Responsibilities include overseeing a volunteer board as well as acting as a liasion between the local chapter and the national AIGA organization. During this time membership of the Detroit chapter grew from 250 to 520+, number of sponsors doubled and the chapter hosted over 30 events a year. Served on the programming committee from August 2007 to April 2011, holding the office of Programming Director for the latter two years. Responsibilities include planning AIGA Detroit sponsored events, competitions, and initiatives, and overseeing various programming committees.

Feb. 2011 – May 2013

Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Advisory Board

Selected to represent AIGA Detroit as a member on the advisory board. Contribute advice on connecting and serving the graphic design community with development efforts.

June 2012

Global "I am MRM" contest winner
Cannes, France

Awarded an all-expenses paid trip to the Cannes Lions Festival based on video and written entry that was judged and selected by the global leadership of MRM based on passion, creativity, powerful idea, delivery of presentation and clarity of content.

April 2009

AIGA Detroit Award for Excellence

Ann Arbor Urban Forest banner was jury-selected for inclusion in the 2009 Design Review catalog and gallery.


Education

Sep. 2003 – May 2007

College for Creative Studies | Detroit, MI
BFA concentration in graphic design

Graduated with honors. Placed on the Dean’s List seven semesters while attending CCS by maintaining GPA above 3.5.

July 2007

de Program | Den Haag, The Netherlands
Graduate Course

Three-week intensive graduate course studying with studios Lust and NLXL. Primary focus on research and concept development.