From sketched-out concepts to finessed design executions, these are some of my favorite pieces.
Walt's Boxing Gym
Mobile App and Branding
March Madness Promotion
Kansas Food Bank
Live Nation + Shakira
Crush Cancer Promotion
Dimensional Design Process
Objects of Desire
3D Printing + Design
Custom Belt Buckle
Promo Signage & Microsite
My design heroes: Stefan Sagmeister, Chip Kidd, Paul Rand and Tibor Kalman
My bookshelf this month: I just finished Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro (highly recommended) and now I'm re-reading Luke Sullivan's Hey Whipple, Squeeze This. (I try to re-read it every few years because it's so freaking awesome.) On the personal side, I'm digging into John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley (also highly recommended). And I'm ALWAYS devouring Jack Reacher novels on Audible like a fiend.
My journey: Born and raised in Wichita, KS. Colorado transplant. Art director. Visual communicator. 360° thinker and problem solver. Passionate as hell about my craft. And endlessly curious. That pretty much sums me up.
I originally graduated from a traditional art school, majoring in graphic design. After working in advertising for a while at a fantastic agency in my hometown, Sullivan Higdon & Sink, I decided that it was time to change up my life and career. So I headed out to the mountains and devoted a year to attending an awesome graduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing specifically on digital design and creative technology to round out my design skillset. Since then, I've been freelancing as an art director in the Boulder/Denver area, working with some really great people and companies on some very cool projects.
I've learned a ton of great new design skills during my Western odyssey — including human-centered UX and UI design, best practices in web design, hacking and designing for physical computing devices and for 3D animation and motion graphics programs. But my true love, first and foremost, will always be the big conceptual idea that drives it all. Everything else is just another tool in the box to help make a great idea come to life, regardless of what media channel, digital device or smoggy street corner it may live on.