Projects

Projects and Capabilities

Experience

 

online portfolio

2014
Founder, Non-Affiliated, LLC
Reborn in 2014 as a Garage-based Idea Foundry, transitioning from a service-based model to product creation.
Current Project: Brew Logger
 

2011 – 2013
Founder, Non-Affiliated, LLC
Graphic design and digital marketing studio – Non-Affiliated.com
Clients: The University of Notre Dame, Wisconsin Library Services, SGC International and Cranky Al’s Doughnuts. Led business development and creative direction efforts. Led multidisciplinary teams to execute digital projects. Specialized in credibility design, branding, website design.
 

2012 – 2013
Co-Founder, Business Development at Muchohedron, LLC
Design and marketing agency – muchohedron.com
Focus on branding efforts for nonprofits and the food industry. Clients included Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership, Cranky Al’s, Rocket Baby Bakery. Duties: Business Development, Creative Direction, Bookkeeper.
 

2008 – 2012
Founder, principal of Ganger Design, LLC
Freelance design agency
Clients included small businesses and educational institutions (UWM, MAM, Notre Dame)
 

2009 – 2010
VP, Programming
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Wisconsin Chapter
Responsible for coordinating the main programs of the chapter with a focus on member benefits and trends. This position is viewed as an event logistic expert on the board, with the purpose of overseeing that all events are running correctly.
 

9/2007 – 5/2008
Graphic Designer, The Roberts Group
Advertising & marketing agency
Creative concepting and design for print, outdoor, and web

 

11/2004 – 5/2007
Graphic Designer, Online Content Manager, Homeplans/Move.com – St. Paul, MN
Publisher – corporate real estate advertising
Editorial and cover design for magazines
List of activities:
- Managed the design and production of 6 magazine titles
- Maintained web content through in-house content management system
- Conducted and managed remote photo shoots, photo selection, and editing
- In charge of creative concepting and design of corporate advertisements
- Creative design and production of large-format trade show displays

 

6/2002 – 11/2004
Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer, Salon Innovations Inc. – Minneapolis, MN
Marketing & product development agency (agency of record for Great Clips, Inc.)
Creative development, design and production, marketing coordination
List of activities:
- Creative art direction, design and production of BTB ad & marketing materials
- Package and product design for Solutions, a private-label product line exclusively sold at Great Clips salons. Annual product sales were boosted to $2,082,556—a 110% increase over previous product line averages
- Marketing and advertising material development for national salon chains in conjunction with American Crew Inc. and Matrix New York
- Art direction for photo shoots, photo selection, and editing
- Copy writing for ad & marketing materials
- Creative design and production of large-format trade show displays
- Package/display design for promotional products, bootpacks, POP displays, hang tags, counter cards, posters, brochures etc.
- Creative art direction and asset management for web site

2001 – 2007
Freelance graphic design – St. Paul, MN

1997-2001
Indiana University
BFA, Electronic Media

 

Projects

2014
Brew Logger
Useful notebooks for homebrewers.

2014
Islands of Brilliance
I am a volunteer mentor for an excellent program that is developed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Curriculum is individualized to foster each student’s creativity through the use of software & technology.

2013
Non Affiliated Goods
A simple e-commerce project that I created to validate the WooCommerce platform.

2012
Muchohedron
A creative agency focused on giving a compelling voice to NonProfits as well as small local businesses.