How the hell did I get here? It started with a determination to sell homegrown pumpkins on the busiest street in town at age 5. Not strategic enough? Add a pumpkin costume, curly blonde hair and dance moves to “awhhh” for. 10 years later and I’m selling truckloads of dirt for my parent’s material supply business. I made handouts, signs, web designs and stocked the snacks. I found so much joy in the behind the scenes creative persuasion, that I made it my career.
Years later and I’m an art director in advertising and still getting asked about the great pumpkin sale of 1999.
I'm a learner, a tinkerer, a creator and a OCDer. I would love to work with you food and beyond.
FOODMIX MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS | JUNE 2016 - PRESENT
Overview: Lead art director on various large scale brands, including the agency’s biggest account. I take ownership and have a lot of hands-on experience within the agency. I thrive in a collaborative environment. My designs, branding and strategic ideas are constantly pushed through process and I see them through from start to finish.
Current Clients (Lead): Smithfield Culinary and 10 of their sub brands with some exposure to retail side, The Broaster Company, Columbus Oils and their retail brand Nature’s Secret, Rosina and Franke Coffee Systems.
Client History: Archer Daniels Midland, Blue Prairie, Caputo Cheese, Cargill, Red Diamond Coffee and Tea, Sani Professional, Wayne Farms and VeroBlue Farms.
Production: Print, trade show booths and event signage, food truck design, digital; mobile app design, animating banner ads, filmstrips, social media, web design, retouching, mockups, presentation/deck design, photography, video cutting, icon design and infographics, rookie illustration, newbie animation.
Programs: MacOS; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, XD, Lightroom, After Effects, Bridge and Acrobat, Sketch, Google Web Designer, iMovie, Powerpoint, Squarespace.