I am a designer. One day a poster just reached out and took hold of my heart and started pumping blood into my lifeless, directionless, even passionless body. I am passionate about what I do, eye roll if you must. But it's the obsessed type of passion, the type where you forget to eat, can't sleep, and spend your money on ... not rent... The type that makes you bite your lip the first time you saw Paul Rands IBM logo for reasons that can't be explained. The type that makes you hold your breath at Milton Glaser's Dylan poster, even though you never really liked Bob Dylan. And the type that makes you smile whenever you see a FedEx truck and think "oh Walter"... It's the type of passion where if I wasn't a designer I wouldn't be anything.
“Passion is the source of our finest moments.” Joss Whedon.
Arizona State University College of Design
Major: Visual Communication Design
Graduation, Spring 2008
April 2013 to Present
Graphic Designer - ASU Sun Devil Athletics
I literally just started and am making some pretty awesome things so far ... I'll keep you posted!
August 2005 to Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Working on a variety of projects including logo and brand development, website design, and print collateral for organizations such as the Shun the Sun foundation. As well as designing custom flash animations for companies such as thecutestblogontheblock.com.
March 2012 to April 2013
Graphic Designer - StrongMind
StrongMind is a full-service marketing and creative design agency specializing in brand development and online marketing strategies. Serving as the creative arm for FlipSwitch, a leading integrated solutions provider for online education I contributed to a vast platform of content and services including website design, logo development, interactive learning solutions and much more.
January 2010 to January 2013
Creative Director - Punctuated Design
Punctuated Design was a collaboration between Michael Kasper and Jennifer Klimoski. Offering a wide rang of graphic design and programming services with a uniquely collaborative perspective to all your design needs.
July 2008 to March 2012
Graphic Designer - Intuition Channel Associates
Primarily focused on designing and developing interactive online learning modules for IT industries using Adobe Flash. Experience with video production and editing. Design and editing of projects in the entire Creative Suite and Microsoft office suite. Layout design for a range of iOS products.
January 2008 to May 2008
Graphic Designer - Arizona State University
Part of the marketing team for the College of Engineering. Primarily responsible for designing event advertisements and a number of different publications including research overviews, deans report and college spotlights.
December 2007 to June 2008
Web Designer - Skyhook Internet Marketing
Working closely with web developers to deliver easily navigated web sites to a variety of different clients. Tasks included look and feel of web sites and flash banners.
May 2007 to August 2007
Graphic Design Intern - Truth Dare Double Dare
Truth dare is a design studio providing screen-based, print and interaction design services for the cultural, educational and commercial industries.
November 2006 to May 2007
Graphic Designer - Visual Voices
A tri-annual publication for the College of Design at Arizona State University. Responsibilities included exhibit design, layout design, and selection of articles.
August 2005 to September 2006
Graphic Designer - Student Recreation Complex
Member of the design team focused on recreating the image of the Student Recreation Complex. Primary duties included marketing and information design.