That's me on the left, with the my family exploring the Smithsonian.

That's me on the left, with the my family exploring the Smithsonian.

 

As an accomplished artist and creative director who has real-world experience with some of the world’s best-known companies such as IBM, FranklinCovey, Novell and Gerber, I have a proven ability to understand the needs of business, and to blend them with the aesthetics of design to create communications solutions that are clear, compelling and memorable. 

In addition, as a design educator I have honed the ability to react and understand student needs despite facing complex design problems. Detect group dynamics, guide discussions. Guide the focused flow of strategic direction in inter-disciplinary settings. Solutions become integrated. Clearly understood. 

As an image-maker, I also excel at detecting patterns, recognizing opportunities and making meaning out of seemingly disparate patterns. With empathic understanding of both visual and business problems, I can combine seemingly unrelated activities into not only something new and bold, but effective.

I have extensive teaching experience on the collegiate level: Northwest Missouri State University, Long Beach State University, Santa Monica College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Brigham Young University.

Specialties: All phases of Branding: research/analysis, creative direction, design and management.