Hard & Soft Skills
Hard: Art Direction, Strategy, Branding, UX/UI, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap Framework, Print, Signage & Wayfinding, Exhibit Design, Packaging, Spanish.
Soft: Communication, collaborator, detail oriented, creativity, positivity, strong work ethic, bridge-builder.
Applications of Expertise
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, LightRoom, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Sketch-up, Axure.
I grew up between Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois, as the oldest of five children. Always interested in art, I pursued fine art at Ricks College and was so impressed with the campus and the Art Department that I made plans to return after serving a two-year LDS mission.
During my mission to Guayaquil Ecuador, I served as a Zone Leader and trained two new missionaries. Without question, I loved the culture, history and the landscape. However, it was serving and teaching others about the gospel of Jesus Christ that I loved most of all.
I returned to Ricks College to pursue an Associates Degree after my mission. Luckily for me, Ricks College was transitioning to a four-year university. Meeting and falling in love Amy, encouraged me to pursue the newly offered BFA degree.
Upon graduation and expecting our first child, we moved to Boise, Idaho. I worked freelance with advertising agencies in the area until a full-time position came my way. I accepted position with an up-and-coming scrapbook company. While moving up in the company ranks, I designed fonts, stickers, products, packaging, advertising, and exhibits.
Sadly, Chatterbox LLC was quickly moving towards bankruptcy. In the nick of time, I heard of a job opportunity back in Rexburg with my alma mater, BYU-Idaho. I got the job and I've been here ever since, serving campus and mentoring student designers. I'm grateful to work where I can use my talents to bless both the school that I love and wonderful young people who are pursuing a creative career.
Amy and I are proud parents of four kids: Ethan (12), Michael (9), Jane (6), and Calvin (3). I love music, art, archeology, geology, taco trucks, hiking in the mountains, spending time with my family, and watching movies.