Design & Leadership.

Design & Leadership.

Never Stop
Learning,
& Always
Listen.

Be warned...I AM NOT A DESIGNER.

Be warned...
I AM NOT A DESIGNER.

Too strong? Ok, let me rephrase that – I tackle creative work with passion and collaboration.

The unique challenge of bringing someone’s vision for their brand, product, or service to life is where I thrive. Over the past two decades, I have witnessed the evolution of the creative industry and I’ve jumped at every opportunity to learn and adapt with it. (I’m looking at you Macromedia Flash – RIP) Through that time, I transitioned from Graphic Designer, Flash Developer, Art Director, and other roles through to Creative Director; winning multiple Silver, Gold, and Best in Show Addy’s along the way, but it has never been about the accolades.

As my career developed, my love for the work transformed into a passion for leading creative teams. Yes, I still enjoy brainstorming solutions, designing, and collaborating on projects, but my true fulfillment comes from coaching and empowering team members to realize their full potential and celebrating their success.

the Career

Intersection

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

October 2021 - October 2023

Cultivated, coached, and empowered the members of the creative team (10 people at most including interns), ensuring they had the support needed to realize the dreams and visions of the clients. Also stepped in and assisted with creative & design projects as needed.

Whitinger Strategic Services

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

March 2014 - October 2021

Responsible for creative vision, strategy, design, and development of all client brand, logo, website, content management, media & marketing materials, digital marketing (e-mail/social media), presentations, and events. Team and project management to reach desired results and meet deadlines. 

Whitinger Strategic Services and Intersection were purchased and merged together by Accutech Systems in October of 2023.

CSKern

ARt director

JANUARY 2009 - MARCH 2014

Spearheaded the creation and execution of visual concepts that drove impactful advertising and marketing campaigns. With a strategic mindset, we maintained brand consistency that fostered innovative, engaging designs, resonating with target audiences.

CSKern

GRAPHIC DESIGNER > FLASH DEVELOPER > ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

MARCH 2005 - jANUARY 2009

Worked directly with art directors and other graphic designers of the creative and web teams to produce and design creative solutions for client projects. Was guided and mentored by the sales team as well as the operations manager and pre-press manager. 

the Skills

Creative Direction

Communication

Leadership

Management

Art Direction

Creative Strategy

Marketing Strategy

Budgeting

Branding

Logo Design

Brand Audits

Naming

Brand Positioning

Taglines & Slogans

Identity Systems

Brand Guidelines

Digital

Website Design + Development

WordPress

Squarespace

Email Campaigns

Digital Ad Strategy

Graphic Design

Annual Reports

Book Covers

Brochures

Stationery

Posters

Packaging

Signage

Illustration

Event Materials

the Education

Purdue University

Bachelor of Science

2000 - 2004

Major: Computer Graphics Technology & Multimedia
Minor: Fine Arts

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL

Honors Diploma

1996 - 2000

the Activities

Committee Member

Boys & Girls Club Resource Development

2023 - CURRENT

Chamber Member

Muncie Chamber of Commerce

2019 - 2023

Chamber member

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

2023

BPS Artist

Indianapolis Bigger Picture Show

2019 - 2023

COMMITTEE MEMBER

East Central Indiana Social Media Group

2017 - 2021

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Whitinger Action Squad

2015 - 2021

dribbble Illustration winner

AIGA Indy Design Week

2020

Box!Box! Artist

Muncie Arts & Culture

2019

Social Media Judge

Ball State University Social Media Competition

2018 & 2019

Loaned Executive

The United Way

2018 & 2019

Allegiance Graduate

Shafer Leadership Academy

2016

Emergence Graduate

Shafer Leadership Academy

2015