I have been a lifelong resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, it is a wonderful place to live amongst my family and great friends. After weighing my options on higher education, I decided to remain close to my family and attend West Chester University and focus on Graphic Design. Since I can remember, people have always told me that I have a great talent in drawing. I have always enjoyed art and I continue drawing even today. Since attending West Chester University, I have found that my love of drawing has evolved into a more sophisticated passion in creating computer based artwork in Adobe Illustrator and Indesign.
The Dice Group at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health: Brand management, presentation design, digital design, and print design.
Kelly's Sports LTD: Ecommerce design, web design, advertising, and maintaining website products.
WRG Live: Designing page layout for pharma, copy editing, and preparing files for print and digital media.
Synchrony Healthcare: Designing logos, brand development, emails, page layout, and photo editing for print and digital media.
Smithworks Design: Designing logos, advertisements, web layout, and photo editing for print and digital media.
Stratus Interactive: Designing page layout for client offers. Gathering and editing images for print and digital media.
Degree: BFA in Graphic + Interactive Design with a Minor in Art History.
Brain storming using mind mapping and sometimes interviewing.
Hitting the library and internet to find the best solution.
Drawing out thumbnails to narrow down the layout of my design.
Making my design a reality using the Adobe Creative Suite.
Over the years I have developed a keen eye for detail. My designs are clean, well organized, and show a great understanding of hierarchy and typography.
I would consider my strongest skill sets to be page layout, branding, and print design.
In this tribute of Steven Spielberg. I wanted to encompass the action, suspense and excitement he delivers in each one of his films with a minimalistic approach to design.
For my senior thesis, I wanted to combine all the skills I learned in my five years of college studying graphic design. I chose to do a book on whaling to raise awareness on the issue. The book contains a detailed description of ten of the most hunted whales throughout history, including behavior, range and habit, and conservation status. I vector illustrated each whale with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator and labeled the physical traits of each whale.
Hive Five is a fictional brand of honey that I developed for branding class at West Chester University. The packaging was designed to appeal to millennials and be sold in stores such as Williams Sonoma, and Whole Foods.
For this school project I created a fictional food truck company called Deja Brew. Along with the logo, I designed a vinyl wrap for the food truck as well as a packaging and a menu to go with it.
Peppersmith gum was developed in the United Kingdom and is not very well known in the United States. To bring attention to the brand in the U.S., I thought it would be fun to play off characters from american music, television, and movies with memorable facial hair. In total, I created a series of five different character silhouettes and replaced there mustaches with Peppersmiths gums logo..
Ever since I was a kid I was always fascinated with amphibians, so I thought it would fun to combine my love for vector Illustration and one of my childhood favorite animals to add to my portfolio.
I designed this Espresso Infographic to give the viewer a quick reference to what each particular type of espresso drink contains.
Global Warming is effecting more than just humans. I developed this Public Service Announcement to show the impact man made pollution is having on Sea Ice in the Artic and the polar bears habitat.
The objective of this project was to re-brand the town of Durango, Colorado. After researching the town I thought it best to have the logo represent a snowy mountain, thus the colors I chose represent winter and the ski resorts for which the town is so well known.
I created this artwork in my free time because I love vector illustration and will continue to do concept work for as long as I can.
I am currently in the process of rebranding myself. I am keeping with shape of my original brand but I have created two alternate logos that illustrate the tools I use as a Graphic Designer.
I developed this HP Wand Concept Art in my free time to demonstrate my attention to detail and ability to create a clean, innovative, captivating, vector illustration. There are 34 wands in total. I chose to draw the wands of characters that I felt played a key roll in the books and movies.
Words have meaning, type has spirit.
I just want to make beautiful things. Even if nobody cares.
Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.