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