Art Direction, Design & Production - On-time, on-target creative services from concept to completion, client consultation and development of marketing strategy and tactics, art direction and collaboration with writers, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers.
Management & Coordination - Project/account management from start through delivery, print buying, production management, office management & accounting, job tracking and traffic management, vendor collaboration & coordination.
Computer -Experienced in print and web design using Adobe Creative Suite
(InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash), QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, FileMaker. Familiar with HTML, CSS, & PHP web development.
Other - Excellent writing and editing skills, interpersonal skills, time and budget management skills, exceptional problem-solving skills with acute attention to detail.
1992 to present - Studio One Design. Sole Proprietor Independent Art Director & Designer. Studio One provides a full range of design and production services for a select list of clients as well as providing design and production services on a project basis for a number of advertising agencies and design studios in the Denver Metro area.
1995 to 1998 - Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Instructor. Courses taught included Typographic Design, Experimental Typography, Graphic Design, Electronic Pre-press and Production, Adobe Photoshop and Quark XPress.
1989 to 1992 - Young & Associates Advertising. Art Director. As sole art director at a busy advertising agency responsibilities included all aspects of print communication—from concept, design, and layout to directing photographers and illustrators, estimating jobs and printing, production, and production management.
1982 to 1986 - Freelance illustrator and writer. Worked on a contract basis as a consultant, writer and illustrator for various conservation groups and publications including the National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, New Mexico Magazine, and the National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick’s Nature Magazine.
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver Colorado, A.O.S. in Advertising & Graphic Design. 1989.
Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, B.A., Major in Ecology with minors in Fine Art and Outdoor Education. 1977.
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. Program in Experimental Field Ecology. 1977.