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Creative Direction + Design :: Lives & works in Manhattan

Specializing in branding & identity work, presentations, pitches and creative solutions, I am highly skilled at anticipating trends and turning imaginative concepts into powerful realities.

I have a degree in the fine arts, life experiences from wandering the globe and more than a few days spent high altitude mountaineering. I have managed an in-house design team, art directed on global accounts and guided branding on cutting edge startups. Currently I spend my time making great creative that utilizes art, design & technology to make brands shine.

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Branding & Logo Signature
Rebranding of the Marin Poetry Center to increase its appeal to today’s youth. Designed a new logotype and logomark that would work with their new “Building Bridges to Poetry” messaging.
ROLE :: Designer

Presentation Design Animated Gif

Animation for a top 5 Social Media Platform’s C-Suites
Presentation and design work for an executive led strategy session at a social media fortune 500 company. Project included 2D animations and motion graphics created exclusively within PowerPoint. Due to NDA this is a illustrative GIF of aspects of the animation with the content replaced.
ROLE :: Presentation Designer and Animator

Branding & Design
Branding and design consultation including the development of an original logotype and logomark. The Pao App launched early in 2019.
ROLE :: Creative Director + Designer

360 Campaign

Developed a highly successful integrated marketing campaign for National Kidney Month in collaboration with the Senior VP of Marketing. Led the in-house team. Designed the daily content series for social media, curated imagery, art directed photography, developed email blasts, made website banners, and produced lapel pins for news anchors for the National Kidney Foundation and its 41 national affiliates.
ROLE :: Creative Director + Designer

Branding, Social Media and Identity Work

Contributed brand identity work and designed logo. Consulted on creative and art direction for Instagram and Facebook as well as video production, title sequences, online wireframes and navigational elements. BizzyChicks is a social media startup aiming to improve financial literacy for young women and inspiring them to pursue careers in the world of business.
ROLE :: Creative Director + Designer

Branding & Campaign Creative

Art directed advertising and campaign creative for the “Think Outside the Globe” tagline. Designed the logo. Determined colors and typography treatments for foundation communications. Created wireframes for the website identity work.
ROLE :: Art Director

Pitches & Presentation
Powerful imagery used in pitches + advertising to evoke mood and illustrate the cultural landscape.
ROLE :: Art Director + Photographer

Campaign Creative Including Logo Design and Branded Video to Introduce “The Power of I” New Business Strategy
Art directed, edited and produced with a partner. Using a visual timeline of societal progress towards modernity, the goal was to create an emotionally moving video that would create enthusiam for a keynote speech. The strategy was to gain buy-in by leveraging the emotions evoked by the video and connecting them to “The Power of I” brand promise of empowering the individual.
ROLE :: Art Director


Fundraising Materials
Contributed to the design, imagery and layout. Explored typographical treatments for maximum visual impact.
ROLE :: Designer

STAR*FROG™ Animated Gif

Motion GIF
Co-Created STAR*FROG an animation based lifestyle brand. Developed its creative strategy, original art and social media content. Produced 2D animation, GIFs, sell sheets, custom font, sonic logo, interactive and ecommerce websites.
ROLE :: Creator + Designer

Identity Work and Branding
Collaborated on creative strategy and branding. Designed the logo. Other aspects of the work included website development, animation & video, presentations and advertising.
ROLE :: Art Director + Designer

Lifestyle Brand and Characters
Co-Created STAR*FROG® an animation based lifestyle brand. Developed its creative strategy, original art and social media content. Produced 2D animation, GIFs, sound branding, sell sheets, custom font, interactive and ecommerce websites.
ROLE :: Founder + Creator

Animated Shorts
Created, edited and produced animations for STAR*FROG®.
ROLE :: Creator + Producer

Point Suite Artist Book

Oil Paintings
Honored to have my work featured in The Point Suite Contemporary Art Book. Copies of Point Suite may be purchased at Amazon.
ROLE :: Fine Art Artist

Current Fine Art Paintings
Influenced by the color field meditations of Mark Rothko, the metaphoric painting of Paul Klee and the silkscreening of Andy Warhol, these paintings are an exploration of the power of the duplicated icon and of the emotionality of color. Acrylic paint on wooden panel :: 12″H x 12″W
ROLE :: Fine Art Artist

Additional Clients

Additional Clients

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