I am an award-winning Art Director with a penchant for guiding designs and designers to success. My design philosophy and process is a combination of my industrial design background and my love for illustration. This dichotomy of form and function keeps me creating designs that measurably perform and please.

I am a servant-leader who knows it's important to separate fact from opinion, and to realize I am there to make sure that design solutions do what they are supposed to do, whether or not they are exactly what I would have created personally.
Specialties: 
Doing more with less, financial industry, user interface, humor, children, churches, non-profits
Work Experience
DST Systems
Art Director / Lead Interactive Developer
Worked with the Creative Director in leading a team serving all company marketing needs. Team responsibilities include strategy and creative direction as well as design, development and implementation of campaigns and projects for internal and external clients. Work included print, web, interactive and experience.
Individual responsibilities in personal and team development of digital, web and interactive projects, including websites, UI/UX for applications, iPad kiosk projects for sales support and more.

U.S. Central
Art Director
Provided art direction and leadership for a marketing team developing custom marketing campaigns for U.S. Central’s multiple financial products (Work produced included email campaigns, websites,  print advertising and marketing resource kits).
Coordinated themes and created artwork and collateral materials for 5-10 financial conferences each year through art direction, team leadership and individual efforts (websites, email campaigns, notebooks, CD packaging, PowerPoint presentations, posters, etc.).
Supported and developed internal corporate creative efforts, including intranet maintenance, HR employee events, and management presentation tools.

The Kansas City Star
Graphic Designer
Served as the Art Director for the creation of unique newspaper sections for internal and external clients (Included photography direction, copywriter guidance, client meetings, layout, prepress and art creation).
Designed a wide array of promotional materials for The Kansas City Star, including billboards, internet advertising, fliers, mailers and radio/TV scripts and storyboards.

First Family Church
Art Director
Produced twice-weekly event-driven church marketing materials, including television broadcast graphics, bulletins, worksheets, CD packaging and promotional fliers using in-house equipment and external vendors. 
Produced various marketing and advertising media for external church promotion, including local publication advertising, posters, and direct mail.
Developed church retail product artwork, packaging and distribution channels for outside sales.
Developed and maintained church internet presence overall branding.
Built and coordinated skilled and unskilled teams of volunteers for assistance in all marketing efforts.

Trozzolo Creative Group
Sr. Production Artist
​​​​​​​Created brochures, newsletters, corporate identities and various other advertising media
Designed, implemented and managed various websites and internet products
Managed, maintained and purchased company technology
Education
The University Of Kansas
BFA Industrial Design
The Industrial Design program is a interdisciplinary course of study leading to the BFA degree. Practice is directed toward the creation and development of concepts, design, and specifications which optimize the value, function, convenience, safety, utility, and appearance of manufactured products and systems for the mutual benefit of both users and manufacturers of those products.

The variety of products and systems that fall within the potential scope of an industrial designer’s work is extremely broad. Examples range from household appliances to aircraft interiors and from furniture and lighting to major electronics equipment, transportation vehicles, and a myriad of other product areas.

Course work focuses on conceptual development, form-making and critical thinking. Project work involves concurrent thinking and making through sketching, model-making and prototyping. Students tackle design questions and problems that are inspired by the evolution of human behavior, cultural contexts, environment and social issues.
Awards
IABC  |  Silver Quill (Southern Region)
IABC  |  
Bronze Quill (Kansas City) 
Graphic Design USA  |  
Certificate of Excellence


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