Experience



adidas - SLD
Graphics Manager - MLS
09.2013 - Present

Provide art direction to internal team members and freelance designers

Travel regularly for research and inspiration, and to present line direction to key accounts

Analyze market trends and consumer needs and incorporate them into the Sport Licensed Division’s concept process

Direct and mentor SLD designers in developing new ideas and to drive the overall business

Took a lead role in the development of several internal processes which increased interdepartmental efficiencies by an estimated 75%


adidas - SLD
Senior Graphic Designer
09.2010 - 09.2013

Directed and developed concepts inline with the adidas-Branded product strategy

Worked in a variety of graphic styles across multiple lines of product for adidas, Reebok, NBA, NFL, NCAA, NHL, and MLS

Collaborated on several identity systems including Leo Messi, Derek Rose, RGIII, Winnipeg Jets, 2014 NBA All-Star

Applied knowledge of UI design to offer creative direction during the development phase of several eCommerce initiatives for adidas-SLD, adidas-Branded, and Reebok Cricket

Redesigned the adidas-Branded collateral program which was eventually adopted by several other product categories

          

MediaSauce
2D + Interactive Designer
07.2008 - 09.2010

Utilized knowledge of brand development to design websites, logos, print collateral, product packaging and environmental graphics that align the client’s visual identity with its brand personality

Created and maintained a resource library that is still accessible to all MediaSauce employees



Progressive Design Apparel
Art Director
06.2004 - 07.2008

Oversaw staff of three graphic designers

Managed all design department workflow and assigned specific tasks to design team members

Established the conceptual and stylistic direction for all projects that were produced in-house

Created graphics for web, print and sales collateral

Scouted, hired, and trained contract designers


T-Shirt 1
Graphic Designer
02.2001 - 06.2004

Conceived, created, prepared and output artwork for screen printing

Worked with clients and sales staff; starting with the initial sale, formulated ideas, created artwork, and saw every project through to the finished product

Advisor to print shop staff as well as oversaw all aspects of production

Used knowledge of production techniques to create an efficient and more lucrative work environment

          





Education

IUPUI
Continued Education Certifications in Interactive Design

Indiana State University
Worked towards BFA

Terre Haute South High School
Class of 1996


Primary Skills

Art Direction
Design Management
Mentoring
Trend Analysis + Reporting
Interactive Wireframing
Graphic Design
Interactive Design
Print Design
Identity Design
Illustration
Typography
Type Design
Painting
Printmaking
Screen Printing
Color Separations


Software

Mac OS
Adobe Creative Suite
Corel Draw
Fontographer
Creative Manager
Workamajig
ShopWorks
Fast R.I.P.
Wasatch R.I.P.



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