I’m a California native that has spent the last 20+ years living in Milwaukee. I’m silly, sassy, excitable, loving, sarcastic, inspired, caring, tough, sensitive and generally, a little wacky. All of those attributes are what gives me the power to pull together abstract ideas into creative solutions. My hat rack runneth over.
I always approach a challenge with the goal to “find the glitter” in the most unsuspecting of places. Once I get my mind set on something...LOOK OUT! I believe PASSION is as important as FUNCTION. A job worth doing has the combination of the two.
Find the Glitter Creative Solutions
06.10-present design & creative consulting
Design and branding for the Hospitality Industry; from inception to launch to daily marketing
Music booking, PR, marketing and management
Clients include: Tommy Odetto, Hospitality Democracy, Sidework Hospitality, Miller Park, Fiserv Forum, Hudson Business Lounge and more.
Verlo Mattress, a Marcus Family Company
04.12-07.17 Art Director / Creative Strategist
Spearheaded total re-branding effort, including; iconography, interior and exterior design and way-finding, customer experience, website design and brand standards.
Directed marketing creative for 24 corporate and franchise retail stores.
Supervised graphic designer, writer and project manager.
Directed and set-styled in-studio and on-site still, product and video.
Coordinate model acquisition and selection
Produced design prototypes for all product print, digital and website needs.
Communications Logistics, Inc
12.10-02.12 Art Director / Set Stylist
Prop acquisition and set-styling for 10 catalog clients
Design and layout of hobby, industrial and collectible catalogs
07.02-06.10 Sr. Art Director
Design and Photography management and art direction; including location shoots, prop acquisition, design two bi-monthly magazines, special issues and cookbooks
Key committee member for brand transition from print to web
Management, acquisition and training of graphic designers
First AD to design more than one magazine simultaneously
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
2.00-07.02 Graphic Designer
Design and Photo direction for gallery collateral, collectible publications and venue way-finding
Work with artists (fine art and musical) to establish collateral for their incoming events
Event marketing and promotion; including major arts festival and dozens of community events throughout the year
Donor solicitation for in-kind printing and production
If you would like a discuss employment, please let me know by dropping me a note via this form below. I prefer to keep contact info of my references private but will gladly share them with interested parties.
Adobe Creative Suite
Squarespace & Wordpress
Staffing & Mentoring
Vendor & Volunteer Mgmt.
Website & App Creative
100 Coolest Milwaukeeans onmilwaukee.com (2010)
Apple Store | event moderator
Iron Cupcake Challenges, Founder/More than 30K raised for local organizations
Organizer of successful $14,000 Crowd Fund
Ruthie’s Kennel Club Board Member
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF ARTS
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART/LONDON
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS