Design | Illustration | Video

Minimalist. Me.

I love film, music and science (fiction and fact).
I play guitar, lap steel, keys, and banjo in an experimental psych band.
I was born outside Nashville and I make things. This is where I put some of those things.
Want to talk? Type something to me


Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
2005 - 2010
Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design
Other courses include: Religious Studies, I gained valuable skills in my Graphic Design and supplementary courses that apply in all work fields, including excellent analytical, perceptive, original thought, and strong communication skills. My art studio classes made exceptional my skills in giving and receiving criticism gracefully and working quickly and effectively with others.


- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- InDesign
- AfterEffects
- Audition
- Premiere Pro
- Flash
- Final Cut
- Lightwave

Work Experience

Gertrude, Inc, 
Chicago, IL
June 2017 - Present
Designer: Responsible for creating designs and executions across multiple medias; print, web, video, and concept. Working collaboratively with a dynamic team including creatives and accounts. Building and maintaining partnerships. Performing in a deadline-driven environment with an emphasis on beautiful design that works within budget.

Bridgeport Coffee Company,

Chicago, IL
March 2012 - June 2017
Manager: Responsible for sceduling, inventory, customer service and managing my team of 8 baristas. I’ve increased my skills in customer interaction and ineffectivness when working under pressure and managing time efficiently. as well as developing an understanding of employee/manager/customer dynamics and leadership.


Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
April 2014 - June 2014
I was hired as a graphic designer to design a pitch book for potential investors. The book was for a 10 million dollar project to build a children’s campus at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Honors and Awards
- Nominated by professors for art scholarships

- Senior Juried Show: Best New Media

- Study Abroad: Digital Film in Seoul, South Korea

- Graduated the Chicago Portfolio School

Let’s talk sometime. Or make something together.

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