Just a brief introduction about me
A life-long technology and visual creative with experience in traditional graphic design, product development, web design, and photography based in Annapolis, Maryland. Heavily influenced by the maritime setting of the Chesapeake Bay, I've spent much of my creative time working, playing, and enjoying a coastal lifestyle with the surroundings playing a big role in my work and artistic pursuits - evidenced by the all-original photographs included in this site.
Currently, I serve as a digital/visual designer and web (Wordpress) developer for a SaaS education-technology company providing critical skills and courses to learners of all ages. On a daily basis, I am responsible for the design, collaboration, and development of creative projects/web sites for partners, event initiatives, and corporate branded digital projects.View My LinkedIn Profile
A few of the things I might be good at.
Expert-level vector graphic creator/editor
Master-level image editing and color-correction skills
Conception to launch experience with top page builder technologies
Figma, Sketch, and Adobe XD prototype development experience
Final Cut Pro X and After Effects Editing Skills
Advocate for user-centric design and design thinking
Analytical thinker and solutions-oriented problem solver
Experienced in product research, conceptualization, and cyclical deadline-driven development
Brief history of the places I have worked.
Visual designer and web (Wordpress) developer for online educational technology company providing critical skills to learners of all ages. Responsible for the design and development of creative collateral and web sites for partners initiatives and corporate branding projects.
Creative design and marketing/communications implementations including graphic/web design, strategic planning, and online technology upgrades for small and mid-sized businesses. Work with principals and colleagues on projects including collateral development, logo/branding, and promotional outreach including web sites, social media, and email campaigns.
Operated independent technology, marketing, and creative design consultancy located in Eastport, Maryland. Key clients included the Maryland Chapter of the AIA, Annapolis School of Seamanship, Annapolis Maritime Museum, and the MainStreets Annapolis Partnership.
Full-time contractor responsible for the creative design and production of destination publications for Annapolis multimedia firm. Lead technical/design advisor to Principal and investors on technology, marketing, branding and subscriber development strategy for other marketing initiatives that included a daily deals distribution platform and a business directory web site. Consulted on strategy and business process implementation for mixed-platform local area network, shared file storage, and cloud-based technologies including Google Apps, an online help desk, and multiple web services.
Designed and executed comprehensive branding and marketing communications plan for newly created Annapolis Economic Development Corporation, including strategic brand and collateral development and collaboration with partners to implement the mission of retaining, expanding, and attracting business to Annapolis, Maryland.
Managed and maintained Windows computer network and infrastructure for professional award-winning architecture services firm and interior design firm in Annapolis, Maryland. Designed and developed corporate marketing materials, presentations, and commercial project portfolio used in successful contract solicitations for notable multi-million dollar projects such as the GSA Federal Office Building #8, American Urological Association Headquarters, and the Sallie Mae Headquarters Buildings.
Successfully ran multi-year project co-inventing and developing situational awareness application to be used by First Responders, building occupants, and owners during an emergency. Managed engagements, and research development, and prototype design with the Harvard Graduate School for Design, IBM - Center for Innovation, and leading construction firms such as Hensel Phelps.
A list of my academic achievements.
Summa Cum Laude
Summa Cum Laude