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My business and passion is amplifying your brand and telling your story to your customers and consumers.

Expertise

Creative Direction •  Branding & Logo Design •  Graphic Design   •  Character Design   •  Illustration •  Product Development •  Presentations •  Storyboarding  •  Content Development: Digital & Print   •  Blogging   •  Live sketching

Competencies

Strategic thinking •  Leadership •  Collaboration •  Drive for Results

    Clients

Product & App Development

Hallmark, Garmin, Open Road Brands, Clara Lumé by LucentWear

Marketing

Veterinary & Pet: Hills Pet Nutrition, the family of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Sonoma Humane Society

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: 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:

Marketing: I produce eye-catching creative collateral that enables my clients to expand their business with consumers, and through strategic partnerships with iconic brands. I create and direct concept sketches, storyboards, branding, illustration and graphic design for B2B presentations, video, annual reports, brand stewardships and digital and printed marketing collateral. I also specialize in B2C marketing: social media, digital, and print.

Product Development: I started an in-house career at Hallmark 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. I regularly developed and pitched creative strategies, winning major new content partnerships to grow the business. My end-to-end product development experience includes everything from concept and strategy, to creative execution and preparation for print and manufacturing.