Experience

Flying Hippo Brand + Digital

Art Director

Art directed and designed digital and print productions as well as branding and logo development for a wide variety of clients.
Des Moines, IA
October 2014 – Present

Volition (Deep Silver)


Saints Row IV

User Interface Lead

Directed, designed and implemented screens, UI systems and assets. Coordinated the schedule, organized outsourcing, and represented the UI team in meetings.

Saints Row The Third

User Interface Artist

Designed and scripted menus, completion screens, HUDs, cutscene graphics, cell phone screens and stores. Designed achievement icons, PC launcher, weapon & map icons, and in-game branding.

Champaign, IL
February 2011 – September 2014

The Meyocks Group

Graphic Design Intern / Freelance

Took a rebranding project from brainstorming to press including a new logo, name, identity system, and collateral. Designed packaging, participated in directing photo shoots, and gave presentations.
West Des Moines, IA
May 2010 – November 2010

Saltech Systems

Senior Graphic/Web Designer

Designed websites and marketing material for Saltech Systems and its clients. Managed projects and led design meetings. Developed sites using in-house CMS, HTML/CSS, and Flash.
Ames, IA
February 2007 – March 2010

Woodbury County Courthouse

Wayfinding Sign System

Worked with a team on a long term project to analyze, design and propose a comprehensive wayfinding sign system.
Sioux City, IA
Fall 2008

A Team Apparel

Graphic Designer / Printer

Designed logos and art to be printed on clothing and other products. Assisted in managing shop production. Printed apparel using heat press.
Prairie City, IA
Summer 2006

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Graduated May 2009


Design Skills

UI Design / Typography / Logo Design /
Illustration / Typeface Design / Photography /
Animation / Signage / Wayfinding / Web Design /
Printing Preparation / Color Theory


Technical Proficiency

Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Flash /
After Effects / Dreamweaver / Acrobat / HTML /
CSS / Lua / SketchUp / Logic Pro


Honors & Achievements

PRINT Regional Design Annual

Featured Entry
2016

Hubspot Impact Award - Graphic Design

Good Life RV
2016

Art Directors Association of Iowa Exhibition

ADAI Excellence Award
Des Moines, IA / 2016

Art Directors Association of Iowa Exhibition

Best of Category - Website Design
Best of Category - Interactive Media
Des Moines, IA / 2015

ADDY Awards

Silver ADDY in Sales Promotion
Des Moines, IA / 2010

Korea-America Students

Graphic Design Exhibition

Featured in Exhibition & Book
Seoul, South Korea / 2009

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Semifinalist in Illustration
Semifinalist in Browser-based Design
New York, NY / 2008

Flyover Country Annual Juried

Graphic Design Show

Invited Participant
Ames, IA / 2006

ISU Dean’s List (3.5 GPA)

Fall 2008 / Fall 2007 / Fall 2006 /
Spring 2006 / Fall 2005