Biography:

I grew up between Utah, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. I demonstrated a talent for art at a young age and pursued music and painting during high school. 

While at university, I met and married Amy, a photographer, who inspired and encouraged me while pursuing a Bachelor's in Fine Art focused on Graphic Design.

After graduation, and expecting our first child, we moved to Boise, Idaho. I worked freelance with local advertising agencies and obtained full-time position with a scrapbook design and production company. While there, I designed fonts, stickers, products, packaging, advertising, exhibits, etc. 

No more than a year and a half later, I accepted an opportunity to return to work for my alma mater. I'm grateful to work where I can add value to the school that I love, and mentor the gifted creative people who work for me. 

In addition to my day job, I'm pursuing an MFA in Design and Interaction from Savanna College of Art and Design, teaching a college design course online, and freelancing. 

Amy and I have of four great kids: Ethan (13), Michael (10), Jane (7), and Calvin (4). I love music, art, archeology, geology, taco trucks, hiking, spending time with my family, and watching movies.


Education:

Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design & Visual Experience
January 2017 - United States

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Brigham Young University-Idaho
May 2005

Associate of Science and Art in Graphic Design / Illustration
Brigham Young University-Idaho
December 2004


Hard Skills:

Art Direction, Strategy, Branding, UX/UI, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap Framework, Print, Signage & Wayfinding, Exhibit Design, Packaging, the Spanish language.


Soft Skills:

Strong verbal and written communication, a collaborator, very detail oriented, strong creativity, positivity, strong work ethic, and a bridge-builder. 


Programs:

Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, LightRoom, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Sketch-up, Axure.


Clients: