My career as a creative professional began with various freelance jobs consisting of logo and brochure design, product illustration and portraits. After completing my Associate Degree from Macomb Community College, I applied to and was accepted at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit on the strength of my college portfolio. Unfortunately I was unable to secure the funds to attend, so I took a job creating business forms for a local bank using Quark on a Macintosh.
That job allowed me the opportunity to teach myself other desktop design applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Armed with those skills, I was able to secure myself a position designing labels for all GM vehicles in North America. That job lead to me being hired on with OnStar during that company's infancy as a technical illustrator. I eventually transitioned into a web design role before leaving there after 8 years to take a position with Advanced Media Solutions as their Creative Art Director.
Since then, I have taken various UI/UX design positions with companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, RCM Technologies, iCrossing, Sogeti and most recently Stefanini. I have worked as a design consultant on accounts for companies such Microsoft, Dow Corning, Equa Terra, GMAC and Citizens First Bank.
My skills include illustration, logo and print design, web/UI/UX design and creative project management. In my 20+ years as a creative professional, I have always gone above and beyond the expectations of my clients simply because I love what I do and take a tremendous amount of pride in my work.