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I have worked as an Art Director, Product Developer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Food Stylist in the Consumer Products Industry. I have had the pleasure of designing hard-goods, soft-goods and consumables for several Fortune 500 retailers.


Freelance Artist

​2005 - Present

  • Directly interact with clients on commercial and fine-art projects to achieve client-driven results.

  • Services offered include photography, graphic design, drawing, illustration, painting and ceramics.

Senior Graphic Designer

Pacific Market International : Seattle, WA

​2014 - 2018

  • Hired as Contract Production Artist, brought on as Graphic Designer after 12 months. Promoted to Senior Designer after 6 months.

  • Developed designs and patterns as well as color stories and style guides to be used on product.

  • Worked directly with brand managers, marketing, and product managers to fulfill vision for product launches.

  • Apply brand guidelines to marketing collateral for tradeshows including but not limited to booth walls, e-vites, and printed brochures.

Art Director, Senior Designer, Photographer, and Food Stylist

Brand Castle, LLC : Bedford Heights, OH

​2009 - 2013

  • Hired as Graphic Design Consultant. Promoted after 3 months to Senior Designer, Photographer and Food Stylist. Promoted to Art Director after 17 months.

  • Pioneered the standards now used by Brand Castle for all package design, product design, and prototype testing resulting in higher quality product and packaging.

  • Developed approximately 300 products per year while being involved in 80% of projects from concept to completion.

  • Scheduled and executed numerous photoshoots each week to meet project deadlines as primary photographer for 99% of company imagery at Brand Castle LLC (Includes photo manipulation).

  • Lead concepting for new product, packaging and marketing materials for several brands involving hard-goods, soft-goods and consumables resulting in a consistent rotation of new products.

  • Maintained relationships with printers, suppliers, contract artists, vendors, clients and licensors through development and production phases to determine fit and oversee and evaluate adherence to specifications, quality standards and deadlines.

  • Responsible for creating Brand Castle’s top-selling products for Halloween 2011-2012 and Christmas 2012.


Graphic design



Digital Imaging


Food styling








Microsoft Office




Highly organized


Team player



Graphic Designer

Pearlessence, Ltd. : Bedford Heights, OH

​2008 - 2009

  • Hired as Graphic Design Consultant. Due to work output and ethic, I was brought on as staff after 90 days instead of original agreement of 6 months.

  • Developed product and packaging while working with licensing and retail companies.

  • Constructed and photographed product mock-ups.

  • Proofed and uploaded artwork to printer via e-mail or FTP client.

  • Worked efficiently​ under tight deadlines and managed several projects at a time.

  • Interacted with customers to grow the Apple brand and build brand loyalty through product demonstrations and sales.

  • Instructed customers how to use Apple products as well as high-end design software (Aperture, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).

Creative (One-to-One Instructor)

Apple Computers - Retail Division : Beachwood, OH

​2007 - 2008

Photographer & Post-production Artist

Ohio School Pictures : Berea, OH

​2006 - 2007

  • Fill-in for Digital Art Director proofing images for final output and sending images to print.

  • Setup equipment, pose, and photograph subjects for shoot within a limited time frame.

  • Frame and color-correct photographs that come back from school shoots.


School of Visual Concepts

Seattle, WA

2015 - 2017

Attended several classes on graphic design, typography, hand-lettering, and branding.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

2001 - 2005

Received Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Majored in photography. Additionally studied graphic design, drawing, painting and ceramics. Graduated cum laude.

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