2003-Present: Senior New Media Designer, Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA.
As the Senior New Media Designer, I am responsible for the design and creation of
Wizards’ web pages, online demos and animated promotional pieces. I am currently working with site managers to design and create the latest high profile Wizards websites while continuing to provide ongoing creative and artistic support for our most trafficked sites. I utilize such programs as Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and Freehand to create graphics and my own illustration work. I generate design schedules to aid in monthly corporate budgets as well as manage design personnel and their workloads.
2006-Present: Freelance Graphic and Web Designer
As a freelance designer, I have had the opportunity to create dynamic, innovative sites for numerous Microsoft SharePoint sites.
2002-2003: Art Director, Associates Design, Northbrook, IL.
As art director, I was responsible for driving the creative process for concepts and design. I handled all stages of projects from rough to final and managed and trained design personnel in new and existing procedures. I was charged with overseeing the entire production cycle from concepts through final art. Additional duties included scheduling design department time and budget and assisting junior and senior designers.
March, 2000-September, 2002: Graphic Designer, Elite Graphics, Northbrook, IL.
As a graphic designer I created advertising, marketing and promotional pieces as well as
created high concept print and illustration work utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, and Quark Express. I created advanced corporate PowerPoint presentations for clients. Additional work included new media web design with Photoshop and Flash and Logo design work.
1999- 2000: New Media Graphic Designer, Wizards of the Coast, Inc., Seattle, WA.
As a graphic designer for the New Media team, I designed and created promotional pieces for a vast array of Wizards' products including Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. I produced screensavers, desktop wallpapers, internet GIF animations, as well as web consoles and on-line, interactive demos.
1999- Present Freelance illustrator
As a freelancer, I have created book cover illustrations for local Seattle and national publishers. I work with existing pieces and/or create new art tailored to the publisher's needs.
1995-Present: Freelance mural design and production.
Computer Skills Proficient in Current Programs (Mac and PC):
Photoshop, Flash, Freehand, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks,
Powerpoint, PageMaker, Quark Express,
MS Word, Excel
Film production, snowboarding, fine arts,
creative writing, role playing games, computer games
freelance art and mural work
1988-1991: Bremen High School, Midlothian IL. Diploma Received with Honors
References Upon request