I MAKE THINGS
Over the past 20 years I’ve created award-winning work for clients both large and small. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati’s esteemed Graphic Design program in 1996, I was immediately drawn to interaction-rich “new media” and the unbridled frontier of the Internet. Although I would go on to design my share of traditional design systems and materials through the years, I continued to focus on the ever-changing, exploratory and highly inventive nature of the digital world. The rise of social media and real-time learning has allowed me to adopt an iterative process where creative ideas are not one-and-done, but rather expansive, evolving entities of their own right. These are very exciting times for those of us that love exploration, but also love getting solid business results!
I MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
There is nothing I love more than directing a team of motivated individuals who bring creative ideas and unique skills to the table. The history of digital design and advertising is one of collaboration, and I feel that is the single most important common denominator of beautiful work and great results. Strategy, creative and technology all need to come together as one to give birth to something smart, new, alive and relevant to the modern world. For me, this philosophy extends beyond the office and into the local community. As an active member in the art and tech scenes in Cincinnati, I saw an opportunity to bring creative individuals from varied disciplines together for collaboration and cross-pollination, while also inspiring young would-be inventors. So I created Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, based on the original Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. Now in it's fourth year, I have since relinquished the reins to Cincinnati Museum Center where it will continue to be an annual celebration of creativity and ingenuity.
My clients have included: Anheuser-Busch, Downy, Dreft, Eclipse Aviation, Fujitec, Kodak, Mercedes-Benz, Milwaukee Tool, Mountain Dew, Procter & Gamble, PUR, Skyline Chili, ThermaCare, Tide and Vicks.