My business and passion is amplifying your brand and telling your story to your customers and consumers.
Creative Direction • Branding & Logo Design • Graphic Design • Character Design • Illustration • Product Development • Presentations • Storyboarding • Content Development: Digital & Print • Blogging • Live sketching
Strategic thinking • Leadership • Collaboration • Drive for Results
Product & App Development
Hallmark, Garmin, Open Road Brands, Clara Lumé by LucentWear
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.