strong design studios, Owner and designer
I'm currently the owner of Strong Design Studios, which offers a refreshingly simple approach to visual design for small businesses, startups, churches, and creative agencies. Championing an individual and small organization's cause is my passion, and at Strong Design we do that for our clients by focusing on saving them time and money by creating enduring design that stands the test of time. For organizations who need the talent and experience of a professional designer, but you don't have the budget to work with an agency, Strong Design Studios is a perfect fit.
Forty, Design strategist
Up until December of 2012, I was a Design Strategist at Forty. As a design strategist, I helped our clients revolutionize their brand experience through design. My job went way further than logos and websites. I designed meaningful customer experiences by tying all of a brand's elements together—the identity, website, collateral, interior design, and more—striving to communicate their personality through every touchpoint. I have always had a passion for creating harmony between aesthetics and usability, and while working for Forty, I got to do that every day!
united printing & mailing, Graphic designer
Worked as part of a small in-house design team to produce direct mail materials for clients, as well as all internal branding, print and web collateral. Tasks often included not only design but also copywriting. Clients included: Subaru of America, Advecor, MasterWorks, and other local and national clients.
buse printing & packaging, Graphic designer
Worked as a graphic designer to design print collateral and prepare it for commercial printing.
crossroad bible institute, Graphic designer
Worked directly with the organization President as an in-house design team of one to produce all print and web collateral needed to marketing the organization. Additional responsibilities included mangaging projects to meet deadlines, procuring vendor estimates, and in-house production of materials.
invision creative, Graphic design intern
Provided design and organizational support to a small boutique design agency.
Gangplank Design Mentor
As a Design Mentor at Gangplank, I volunteered a few hours each month to meet with local startups and small business owners to help them navigate the branding, website or service design process.
2010 Phoenix Design Week, Exhibits co-chair
Co-chaired the planning, curating and implementation of three separate art exhibit locations for the 2010 Phoenix Design Week. Responsibilities included promoting calls for entries, working with submitting artists, organizing submissions and setting up the exhibits.
2009 Phoenix Design Week, Committee volunteer
Volunteered on the Spaces, Finance, and Admin committees to help launch the inagural Phoenix Design Week. Responsibilities included locating space options, evangelizing sponsors and attendees, helping organize tasks, and writing occasional bits of copy.
commpose, Education director
Worked with the group President to plan monthly meetups. Responsibilities included brainstorming topics and reaching out to and booking speakers.
Current samples of my work are viewable at strongdesignstudios.com
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