Creative Direction & Design

A highly skilled and innovative creative director and brand manager with vast experience in fine art, design, creative direction, advertising integration, marketing collateral, interactive design, social media, business development, brand development, brand strategies, mentoring, and client relations.  Leverages multifaceted and extensive industry experience in providing creative vision and concept design across digital and print media.  A highly creative leader with a proven track record of conceiving and implementing strategies that create a unique brand experience and generate revenue. 

Branding & Management
Creative Vision
Brochures
Direct Mail Campaigns
Event Design
UX Design
Mixed Media
Printmaking
SEO
Interactive Design

 

Artist Statement

As a kid, we moved around a lot because my dad was in the Air Force.  Nothing ever lasted very long.  So I’m always looking for anchors.  The things that will last.  The things that have lasted.  When I go up to Provincetown, I’m always taking pictures of old buoys and other weathered relics.  Harpoons.  Shudders with the paint peeling off.  Piles of old ropes.   Those are the things that are real for me because they’ve lasted.  Endured.  For me, that’s beauty.

My recent work has focused on the neighborhoods of DC.  As DC continues to transform, I am drawn to contrast of historic and contemporary architecture and design, commercialism, and the energy that surrounds me.  In a way, I am my own architect by creating new structures which juxtapose photography and found images with with relevant and most ofter commercial symbols and icons.  They shouldn’t always go together but do—one of the reasons I love graffiti.  If it wasn’t illegal, I’d be doing it all the time.

Preferred Medium
Collage . Silkscreen . Digital & Film Photography . Mixed Media

Preferred Materials
Paper . Canvas . Wood . Found Objects . Resin

Projects
DC Center Art Installation - August 2013
Monroe Street Market Mural - June 2013
Union Wharf Mura - July 2013

Exhibitions
WPA Auction, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC - 2015
Thrive, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD - 2015
WPA ArtNight, Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC - 2015
Mid City Artists Fall and Spring Open Studios, Washington, DC - 2015
Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts, Washington, DC - 2015
0x 10, Plan B Gallery, Washington, DC - 2015
Sotheby’s International, Washington, DC - 2015
Plan B Gallery - December 5 - 26, 2014
Art 17 presents 13 - May 2nd - June 1st, 2013
Art Night at Hickok Cole Architecture - September 27th, 2012
InTransit Solo Show at Plan B Gallery - May 16 – June 17, 2012
Plan B Gallery presents Local Color - July 27, 2011 – August 28, 2011
Pyramid Atlantic Member’s Exhibition - April 1-22, 2011
Washington Design Center’s 2011 - March 18 – Dec. 9, 2011
DISTR1CT, JD Ireland Associates - March 12 – 30, 2011
Urban Forest Project - Winter 2010–2011
Corcoran School of Art “Bookbinding Display” - February 2010
United Way Worldwide Annual Auction - December 2009-10
DCCAH ArtWalk “Emerge” - April 2008
DC Design House - December 2008
Art League of Alexandria - August 2008

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