I enjoy the job I have now, but I still have time for freelance illustration opportunities if the right project comes along.

EXPERIENCE

Art Director  
TSP Inc  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  August 2017 - Present

Art Director  
ADwërks  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  August 2009 - July 2017
Received multiple Addy Awards, a Telly Award and a W3 Award

Curator and Contributing Artist
Illustratorssocialclub.com  |  January 2010 - November 2018

Communications Director - Volunteer Board Member
South Dakota Advertising Federation  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  June 2011 - May 2013

Graphic Designer
HenkinSchultz  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  March 2008 - June 2009

Communications Director - Volunteer Board Member
AIGA - South Dakota Chapter  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  April 2007 - March 2009

Creative Strategist
BKG  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  October 2006 - March 2008  |  Received multiple Addy Awards

Assistant Art Director and Pre-Press Team Manager
Taylor Corporation  |  Mankato, MN  |  May 1999 - October 2006

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Taylor Corporation  |  Mankato, MN  |  September 1998 - May 1999


EDUCATION

Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, MN  |  1996 - 1998  |  Associate Degree in Communication Art and Design
Received one Addy Award and two awards from the Pumpkinseed Art Contest

University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD  |  1995 - 1996  |  Studies pursued: Graphic Design and Speech


SKILLS

Mastery in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Versed in Adobe Animate, Dreamweaver, Premiere and Adobe tablet apps. Familiar with all Microsoft Office software. Powerfully adept at color correcting, image manipulation and learning new software. Knowledgeable in social media applications and how to extend brands and campaigns by leveraging them. Experienced Google Web Designer, and Mailchimp email design.

Work exceptionally well with both traditional and digital means of illustration. Strong sense of composition, layout, font usage, light and color. High level of creativity. Excellent, inventive problem solving skills.  

Cooperative personality and communication skills allow flexibility in team situations as well as leadership or instructional roles.

I can also fix bicycles...though not very well.