August 2018 – Present
Senior Art Director, Ricochet Partners

Providing critical design and concepting support for brand development and naming projects, Consumer advertising, trade show properties, 3d product display development, online learning (both interface design and coding development), website design, motion video graphics support, staff mentoring. Clients served include Intel, Nike, Georgia Pacific, McAfee, Lexus and more.

December 2005 – July 2018
Creative Director, Kennedy Global

Responsible for the creative product of the company, as well as the management of the Creative Services Department which includes proposal and estimate approval and oversight, staff time management and department profitability. My duties included overseeing the efforts of the full design and creative writing staff in such broad disciplines as print and identity development, interactive and web development as well as video and strategic business messaging and curriculum development for such clients as Nike (USA/Worldwide and Europe), Intel, Adidas, Luxottica Retail (Sunglass Hut, Target Optical and LensCrafters), Unilever (Europe), Aegon, and NEC-Philips (Europe).

March 2000 – December 2005
Art Director/Interactive Group, CMD Agency

Provided strong leadership in the areas of creative concept development, visual concept work to tailor messaging to intended target audience. I also provided budgeting input and managed creative teams for a broad variety of communication vehicles including print, web and CD-ROM with the primary focus on interactive media. Duties also involved consultation on brand identity guidelines for such clients as Intel and Hewlett Packard.

1997 – March 2000
Art Director, New Interactive, Inc. (Currently called “TNG”)

Led creative teams in web design, multimedia CD-ROM, kiosk displays and printed media. My involvement on any given project included creative concept development with client, budget estimation, initial/overall art direction, artwork development and initial application construction and prep for engineering and/or print production. Clients included such companies as Microsoft, Tektronix, Intel, Hewlett Packard, ADC Wireless, Fred Meyer, Freightliner Trucks, Wacom, and others.


Oregon State University, BFA Degree, Visual Arts



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