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Expertise

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

Competencies

Strategic thinking •  Leadership •  Collaboration •  Results Orientation

    Clients

Product Development

Hallmark, Open Road Brands

Marketing

Veterinary & Pet: Hills Pet Nutrition, 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:

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.