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Expertise

Creative Direction•  Branding & Logo Design•  Graphic Design•  Illustration•  Products•  Presentations•  Storyboarding•  Content Development   •  Blogging   •  Live sketching   •  Character Design  

Competencies

Strategic thinking•  Leadership•  Collaboration•  Results Orientation•  Communication

    Clients

Product Development

Hallmark, Open Road Brands

Marketing

Veterinary & Pet: Hills Pet Nutrition, The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, AirHeart Pet Hospital, Sonoma Humane Society, Care Center Animal Blood Bank, Cherry Hill Animal Hospital, Countryside Veterinary Hospital, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Mission Veterinary Center, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, VetMed AZ, Virginia Veterinary Center, Austin Veterinary Emergency + Specialty, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists

Food & Drink: Coca-Cola, Wendy's, Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins, 7-Eleven, Restless Spirits Distilling, Kansas City Whiskey Club, Pita for Good food truck, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley

Non-Profits: The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, American Cancer Society, Ocean Matters, UMKC Foundation, Heartstrings Community Foundation, TEDxWyandotte

Insurance and financial services: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Learning Quest 529, Wilborn Advisors

EcoTourism: Hawaii Experiences

KC Area Businesses: Apex One Home Inspections, Davenport Services

Music: Peter Yarrow, Molly McLaughlin and Into the Sun


In-house and Freelance work experience includes marketing and branding, product development, and leadership:

In the agency world, I've produced eye-catching creative collateral that enabled primary client Coca-Cola to expand through strategic partnerships with iconic brands. I created and directed concept sketches, storyboards, logo design, illustration and graphic design for B2B presentations, video, annual reports and brand stewardships as well as B2C marketing.

At Hallmark, I began as Illustrator/Designer and worked up to Creative Director, leading teams of Art Directors, Editorial Directors, artists and writers. I led creative teams in the development of proprietary, multimedia, story-based character franchises; directed product development for online/mobile businesses: personalized greeting cards, and animated eCards. And created and pitched creative strategies, winning major new content partnerships to grow the business.