Graphic Designer and Instructional Designer
Last active: 13 days ago
I have 20 years of experience working with several organizations executing a wide array of tasks including illustration, logo/brand development, retail publications, websites, animation, video editing, and designing/developing online instructional courses.
I began my experience in a small design group/agency. This experience I believe was invaluable because of the collaborative development process of logo design/branding projects, as well as the learning of advanced design strategies and software-related techniques gained.
I have also worked within medium and large corporate environments. This experience gave me the social confidence and ability to communicate effectively and develop important business relationships with internal and external clients and vendors.
I am accomplished from learning and being productive with many software programs (many of which have eliminated, changed or evolved, all the way to the master creative cloud suite subscription I use today), but I believe learning to draw by hand gave me a foundation from which I flourish today. I still depend on this skill today to rapidly develop concepts and layouts, saving time.
More recently, I have delved deeply into video and illustration using my animation background using audio and visual graphic effects to heighten the look and feel and to invoke emotion through aesthetics. I have also began using these videos and illustrations in developing instructional courses specifically for adult learning. I feel the possibilities are endless for good design skills and experience and that effective design is especially important in organizing information so it is easy to read, understand and comprehend.
I revere graphical trends and feel that as a global society we can continue to collaborate, develop and improve from one another's ideas just as the ancient artists of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece once did. Except now we are of an age of digital expression that is energetic, creative, impactful, highly energetic and most importantly, fun.