Stuff about me
For starters, that's me, as a child, in a bucket.
That’s Patches in the background, she was a Border Collie and my best friend growing up — she lived to be 18 years old.
Things I do when I'm not in a bucket
Originally hailing from a small town in Kentucky, I now call Columbus, Ohio home. Where I live with my partner-in-crime, two cats; a radical one named Rascal and a great one, called Griff, I professedly drink too much coffee, eat my fair share of doughnuts, love animals, read books, make art, and do design.
For the past twenty years, I’ve been sketching, drawing, designing, conceptualizing, creating, coding, testing, experimenting, listening, learning, and more, helping clients translate their ideas into kick-ass creative. I currently work for a FORTUNE 500 company within their internal agency, but I’m always on the lookout for other freelance opportunities.
I also run a small side-business called Sudsy McBones, where I sell various products featuring my designs and illustrations.
Skills that pay the bills
I started sketching and drawing as a child; I’ve carried that skill ever since. Whether it is traditional or digital, I really enjoy pulling those fantastical ideas from my mind.
Design and layout
I have extensive experience leading and creating print and digital design, motion graphics, environmental work, and illustration from concept to production.
Software and coding
I’m skilled in QuarkXPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Affinity photo & designer, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Microsoft Office, WordPress, HTML, CSS, and more.
Branding and strategy
Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different companies, exploring, enhancing, creating, and developing their brands and guidelines.
Some of my experience
My background includes corporate, agency, and freelance graphic design experience. I have worked on national and international marketing, advertising, and product launch campaigns for national brands, universities, and companies, as well as a host of startup and mid-size businesses.
Nationwide Insurance – 2008-Present
Creating, leading, and maintaining brand integrity through print and digital design for Nationwide Financial, Nationwide Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Corporate, and Affinity Groups.
Retail Planning Associates – 2003-2004
Contractor designer, focusing on print and environmental work for retail, financial companies, and more.
AdMedia/Sync Creative – 2004-2008
Print and web design from concept to production for a diverse range of brands, universities, and businesses, i.e., Huntington National Bank, The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Franklin University, and Bob Webb.
HSR Business to Business – 2001-2002
Worked as a print designer supporting major B2B clients (GE, Swagelok, and Hobart). Creating concepts from start to finish and supporting art directors with production work.
Meet my awesome cats
I rescued Rascal 11 years ago, right after she was the only kitten to survive her litter. We’ve been inseparable ever since that day; she’s not just an animal; she’s my best friend, and she’s rad.
We rescued Griff in November of 2018 after we saw him at Pet Supplies Plus up for adoption. He’s just over a year old and can be a complete jerk at times, but also a total sweetheart.