SKILLS:

Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Fine Art background. Typography and font creation. Proficient with the Apple platform and Adobe’s Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro). Digital Photography, Art Direction, Various Traditional Print Mediums and file preparation, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, AfterEffects, Premier, Fontlab, Bridge, some HTML

EXPERIENCE:

The Ratiofarm

Brand Identity & Design House | Illustration (2000 - present):

As the owner and operator, I provide graphic design for both print and web, product design, branding, and illustration for a variety of clients. I have a network of professional vendors I work with directly to meet your budget and produce everything from exquisite letterpress packaging and business cards, printed banners and posters, to neon signs and exclusive clothing to bring your brand to life and elevate it above the competition.

SELECT CLIENTS:

Mahlkönig USA . Orto Farms Los Angeles . Erin Feichtinger for Metro Board . Cramer-Krasselt . Sustainable Sharing with Guatemala (SSG) . Loyola University Chicago . The Oxford American Magazine . Time Out Chicago . Red Moon Theatre . Dennis Wile Photography . TNI Publishing . The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Intelligentsia Coffee + Kilogram Tea

Senior Graphic Designer: Photography, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Marketing Strategies, Print and Digital (2014 - 2018)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Guided and maintained a consistent brand aesthetic through print and product design, while continually working to elevate the Intelligentsia and Kilogram brands across relevant channels. Collaborated with department directors to implement strategies

• Created digital and print material for Retail, Wholesale, and eCommerce, as well as external partners. This material included sales and branding collateral; coffee, tea, and merchandise promotions; web and social media assets, fixture, banner, and vinyl signage; package design; product design; book and instructional concepting, formatting, and design

• Met with clients, both internal and external, to discuss the objectives and requirements of projects, interpret objectives and provided solutions from concept to final product, in a fast-paced and time-limited atmosphere

• Maintained and organized Intelligentsia and Kilogram’s digital assets library through organized file management

• Sourced and collaborated with vendors to provide estimates regarding design and production time lines needed to complete projects on schedule and within a given budget.

• Monitored output of existing competition and similar brands. Utilized knowledge of both contemporary and historic trends in design, art, print, and branding in order to produce relevant, original, and compelling material.

• Managed multiple projects simultaneously to efficiently meet competing deadlines, utilizing scheduling resources such as Basecamp, SmartSheet and Trello

• Provided support and feedback to other marketing team members.

• Represented company at external events to promote Intelligentsia and Kilogram brands while adhering to professional ethical standards

SELECT OUTSIDE CLIENTS AND COLLABORATORS:

Heritage Bikes . Esteem Coffee (S. Korea) . Good Beer Hunting . Rapha . Soho House . Virgin Voyages . Tesla . Solemn Oath Beer . The Field Museum . La Marzocco . Melody Ehsani . Liberty Fair . Grado . Jeni’s Ice Cream . Bunkhouse . Goose Island Beer . Peets Coffee . Panera Bread

Technofisch Design

(2008 to present as freelance):

Graphic design, illustration, photoshop, concept development on projects including: web, video, app, and print layout and design, logo and character design, brand identity, story boarding.

SELECT CLIENTS:

Update Home Interiors . Citizen Made . The Nosh Food Fest Chicago . Northwestern University of Law . Khol Science Center . Northcenter Chamber of Commerce . Mike Ditka Restaurant . Pelago Restaurant . Brightspark Student Travel . Charis Investments . RPG Online Magazine

AWARDS & HONORS:

Smartpress Behind the Print Guest Speaker, Minneapolis AIGA June, 2018

Beautiful Package design award for Intelligentsia Special Selection coffee Packaging Sprudge, 2016

TRAINING:

University of Georgia, graduate fine art studies (one semester abroad)
traditional photography & intaglio. Cortona, Italy

The Atlanta College of Art (now the Savannah College of Art and Design) Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Digital Fine Art including: graphic design, traditional & digital photography, typography, lithography, foundry, film & video, experimental sound, Photoshop & Illustrator. Atlanta, Georgia

FINE ART EXHIBITIONS:

2016

  • Kilogram Tea Commissioned Art-Poster Series- Intelligentsia Coffee, Randolph St, Chicago, IL

2013

  • Ghostpepper Gallery - gallery opening show, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL

2012

  • liminalia - new paintings for Andersonville Arts Weekend at The Coffee Studio, Chicago, IL

2011

  • Focus 10: Selected Topographies of Hemispheric Synchronisation - recent drawings Openhouse Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Exhibition - accompanying sound piece for video installation by Tanya Fliescher, Chicago, IL

  • Song - Group Exhibition at Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL

2009

  • The Forest - collaborative show with Shannon Steele, for Andersonville Arts Weekend at The Coffee Studio, Chicago, IL

  • Birdhouses - group show and auction for the Pritzker School at the Renegade Handmade Store in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

2008

  • Most Modernist Extravaganza - group multimedia show curated by National Headquarters at Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL

  • Open House - group show at JK Studio, Chicago, IL

2007

  • Leftover Plastic Hemisphere: new works by Rob Patterson, solo show at Stubbs Gallery,

Chicago, IL

  • Volcano - group show at National Headquarters, Chicago, IL

2006

  • The Silence of God - group show at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

  • The Silence of God: Select Show - group show at The Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN

2005

  • NobodyDraws - with Christy Singleton and Diane Patterson, NobodyWorks Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004

  • Wide Awake Show 4 - group show, found space, Greenville, SC

2003

  • Impromptu - with J. Chris Campbell at the Coffee Underground Gallery, Greenville, SC

  • Wide Awake Show 3 - group show, found space, Asheville, NC

2002

  • Wide Awake Show 2 - group show, found space, Greenville, SC

  • Untitled - group show, Lisa Dubroc Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2001

  • Wide Awake Show 1 - group show, found space, Greenville, SC

2000

  • Eroticose 4: Simple Pleasures - group show, found space, Atlanta, GA

  • Cortona Student Showcase 1999 - 2000 - group show, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • Anderson Juried Show - group show, Anderson County Arts Center, Anderson, SC

1999

  • Eroticose 3: eating - group show - The Mattress Factory, Atlanta, GA

  • Low Serotonin Level - video installation with Phil Aitken, Gallery 100 at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

  • Slowing Down - with Ian Brownlee, Gallery 100 at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

  • The Octavia Hill Project - group show and auction, My Sister’s Room, Decatur, GA

  • Works in Progress - group show, Signiorelli Building, Cortona, Italy

1998

  • Solo Show - Coffee on Coffee, Greenville, SC

  • Eroticose 2 - group show, found space, Atlanta, GA

  • Juried Student Exhibition - Atlanta College of Art Gallery, the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

  • Exit - with Joyce Croft & Chris Derris, Slaughterhouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Anti-Art Show - group show, curated with Joyce Croft and Tracey Stewart. Included work from Bill Nolan, Larry Jens Anderson, and Robert Stewart of the Atlanta College of Art faculty, Coco of Man... Or Astroman?, and the Art Guys. Slaughterhouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Gene Alcott Scholarship Recipient Show - Colony Square Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1997

  • Juried Student Exhibition - Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA