Oh, where to begin? I am an artsy fellow for starters. I love to draw, create, and entertain. My dream has always been to be a film director, but Ohio isn’t exactly the hub for moving pictures if you know what I mean. I love motion graphics, design, communicating and educating. I like new challenges, and I am always ready to learn something new…useful or not. I love the History channel, The Beatles, coffee, my family and God. I think that’s just about it, my cat Scooter too!
I have been very fortunate to do a lot of different types of design in a few different industries. Just a few months after college I got a gig as a graphic designer at Cybertechnology. The job was great, the people were a pleasure to work with, but when a chance to work 5 minutes from home and be a creative director opened up to me at Dunkin’s Diamonds I jumped at the chance.
Dunkin’s was like a boot camp for graphic designers. The workload was heavy, the demands were high and the deadlines were always too soon. I made direct mail pieces, posters, flyers, emails, tv commercials and photographed jewelry. I learned so much about myself, time-management, team-management and marketing.
My next big step was as Marketing Director at the Midland Theatre. It is a beautiful venue. All sorts of artists have performed there: Bill Cosby, Lindsay Buckingham, Steven Wright & Peter Frampton just to name a few. The people are great, and working for a non-profit is definitely a big change from the world of retail. You have to really love and believe in what you are doing, and I do.
Sprinkle in a fair amount of freelance design work and teaching design courses at Central Ohio Technical College and get a pretty good idea of what kind of work I have done.