I was born in the eastern suburbs of the Twin Cities and grew up in Amery, Wisconsin. I went to UW-River Falls and UW-Stout where I received a BFA in Graphic Design. During college I worked as a Prepress Specialist for Helmer Printing in Beldenville and later as the Production Manager at The New Richmond Newspaper. Upon graduation, I moved back to the Twin Cities and spent seven years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director at the Best Buy corporate headquarters. Since 2004, I’ve been freelancing and taking short term contract work. I work primary from my home office in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. I am a husband and proud father of two girls. We travel a bit and do typical Minnesota things like snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, camping, watching sports and other shenanigans.
First and foremost, I am a husband and father. Family comes first, then clients and projects. (Then the recreation and shenanigans mentioned above.) Having said this, rest assured your projects will get done. I ALWAYS meet deadlines. I look forward to work and take every project seriously. As much as possible, I try to under-promise and over-deliver.
I currently work on a project and contract basis and I welcome projects of any size. This includes everything from a simple brochure to a new website or a full brand development. My workload varies greatly, but I always make room for small projects and welcome discussing larger contract work.
I started my career waaaay back in 1994 and I’ve been blessed to collaborate with many great people in a variety of industries. I’ve also worked in just about every medium imaginable. Since then I’ve taken on a variety of roles from prepress to graphic designer to art director and from illustrator to writer and project manager.
Logo Design – Brand Development – Brand Guidelines – Marketing Materials – Websites – Infographics – Advertisements – Retail Packaging – POP Displays – Trade Show Displays – Banners and Signs – Vehicle Graphics – Annual Reports – Booklets and Catalogs – Benefits Materials – Embroidery – Screen Printing – Vinyl Cutting – Etcetera, etcetera…
Prepress – Graphic Design – Art Direction – Illustration – Writing – Photography – Project Management
I carry professional liability insurance, more commonly known as errors & omissions (E&O) insurance. Although I expect clients to proof and approve all work prior to publication, mistakes can be made and it's reassuring that we are covered if there is an error which causes major financial costs.
Feel free to Contact me to discuss your specific business.