Creative Direction • Branding & Logo Design • Product Design • Presentation Design • Storyboarding
Content Development • Blogging • Live sketching • Illustration • Character Design • Graphic Design
Strategic thinking • Leadership • Collaboration • Problem Solving • Communication
Work experience includes Kansas City based companies Sassafras Marketing and Hallmark Inc.:
At Sassafras, I produced winning 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. I also led a team of art and editorial directors, directing product development for online/mobile businesses: personalized greeting cards, and animated eCards. I created and pitched creative strategies, winning major new content partnerships.