I’m an award-winning Washington, DC-based graphic designer and creative director with more than 12 years of experience in design for print and screen. I excel in deadline-driven environments and am accustomed to working under strict budgets to achieve top-notch results.
As Creative Director at Connections Media, a full-service digital agency, I manage a talented team of interactive designers, and together, we conceptualize and design innovative solutions for web, print, branding, infographics, and more for our advocacy, non-profit and corporate communications clients.
Over the past 12 years, I've worked at a top orthopedic hospital, a major publishing/media conglomerate, a tattoo magazine, and a medical non-profit, and have freelanced for clients such as LG, Goose Island Beer Co., Western Digital.
I believe that great design is firmly in the details – they're not just the finishing touches of a website, identity project, publication, or infographic, they're what create a unique, engaging and memorable experience. I'm passionate about creative problem-solving and love to collaborate with, inspire, and be inspired by other designers.
Despite not formally discovering graphic design until mid-way through my (decidedly non-design) undergrad degree, I'm pretty sure I was destined to be a designer – I was the weird little kid making and filling out paper deposit forms to play "bank," forging paper menus to play "restaurant," and creating commercial furnishings order forms for a rousing game of "hotel start-up." None of this seems normal, but I still do really love to design a good form.
SELECTED CLIENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
I've worked with and created for clients such as:
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
ATP World Tour
Goose Island Beer Co.
Major League Soccer
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
NBC News Education Nation
ThunderBeast Root Beer
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2018 Nominee: Website – Movies & Film
2015 Gold Winner: Website Advertising – Series
2014 Gold Winner: Meeting & Event Materials
2014 Bronze Winner: Calendars
2013 Gold Winner: Annual Report Design; Publication Design
2013 Silver Winner: Newsletter Design
APEX AWARDS FOR PUBLICATION EXCELLENCE
2015 Winner: Magazines, Journals & Tabloids (Print); Print Media (Special Purpose)
2014 Winner: Special Purpose Print Media; Event & Meeting Campaigns
2013 Winner: Special Purpose Brochures; Manuals and Reports Magazines and Journals (Print)
2012 Winner: Meeting & Event Materials
2011 Winner: Best Redesign
AMERICAN HEALTH & WELLNESS DESIGN AWARDS
2014 Winner: Annual + Corporate Reports; Invitations + Announcements; Brochures + Collateral
AMERICAN INHOUSE DESIGN AWARDS
2014 Winner: Annual Report Design; Publication (Special Purpose) Design; Newsletter Design; Brochure Design; Calendar Design
2013 Winner: Annual Report Design; Newsletter Design; Brochure Design; Announcements/Invitation Design; Calendar Design
PR DAILY CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS
2016 Honoree: Best Infographic
CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS
2011 Silver Winner