I've been a professional designer and musician for close to twenty years, working in music production, visual design, and web design. In both commercial and artistic pursuits I really take pleasure in helping others fulfill their creative ideas, helping them connect with their audiences.
Through discipline and innovation, I've developed a variety of skillsets both creative and technical.
thinks outside the box
I view and solve problems from a variety angles, drawing on my creative and technical background in myriad industries.
I use my foundations in multiple art disciplines to communicate effectively in engaging ways with colleagues and audiences, and find joy in bringing out the voice of my collaborators.
I can easily acclimate to new environments, challenges, and skills, drawing on my broad knowledge base with deep touch-points, and experience with rapidly changing practices.
I've designed hundreds of pieces for websites and user experience, marketing, presentation, and merchandise. I've worked freelance with many clients, but also have been integral in long-term teams at companies large and small.
I've written, produced, designed for, and published music through many labels and agencies, landing spots with clients such as ABC, MTV, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Netflix, and Red Bull, and performed and toured with a variety of bands in the midwest.
Before the invention of smartphones, Mediaspan was designing and optimizing table-based sites for Netscape/IE5. My design role heavily involved frontend development, as I helped the transition to responsive HTML5/CSS3/scripting.
Over the years I’ve released numerous electronica albums, contributing in many ways: writing, producing, mixing, sequencing, synths, guitar, bass, turntable, vocals, trumpet, album art, package design, web design, identity design.
Concert posters and album art are some of my favorite pieces to work on. I can mix my loves of art and music, and I usually have more freedom to be creative with the designs than on more traditional or corporate pieces.