"IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, THEN A GOOD
DESIGN IS PRICELESS."
A GRAPHIC DESIGNER,
The thing that I love about marketing/design the most is that it is everywhere. I challenge you to look around you right now and NOT find design. Any luck? Didn't think so. It is the logo on the device you are viewing this page on, it is on the tags of the clothes you are wearing, it is literally EVERYWHERE! The day that I realized this, I was forever hooked.
I am skilled in a variety of areas in design, marketing and photography. I like to think of myself as that player that every team needs to win a championship. I do several things very well such as design, photography, web design and marketing, but am also willing to take on new challenges such as video and other areas if it is needed to help a project reach it's full potential. I will not settle for mediocrity either. If my skill set is not up to par with a client's specific needs, I have a broad network of talented professionals that I work with, so there is no job that I take on that can't be executed to it's greatest potential.
I like to think that I am constantly being educated every day. My philosophy on life in general is that "You have only failed, if you have never tried." It is with that mentality that I approach each new challenge/project that life throws my way. As far as "formal education", it is what you would expect. I donned the cap and gown and got the blank degree from the school president, later to receive my Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Communication degree via the U.S. mail. I have since been educated daily by friends, colleagues, and clients alike.
I bring 15+ years of experience in a variety of design and marketing practices. My career has been mostly in a corporate environment in addition to running my own design studio in my free time (what's that?). Websites, flyers, posters, business cards, logos, letterheads, catalogs, giant LED signs in NYC...you name it and I have probably designed something close to it. In addition to my design background I have also created, developed and managed several marketing campaigns including most recently a tailgate tour across the country in search of the ultimate tailgater.