Welcome

Hello, and thank you for visiting my portfolio website. I am a designer / illustrator based in Houston, Texas. Although my degree is in graphic communications, my creative interests are rather broad and include concept art / creature design, graphic and web design, illustration, sculpture, and vivaria. I also have a strong interest in science (particularly biology) and enjoy the opportunity to learn new things, especially as they pertain to design. Have a question/comment/project? Contact me on social media or send me an email.

SKILLS

Web / UI / Graphic Design

Most of my work these days focuses on web design: layouts, user interface, and peripheral imagery (banners, email blasts, blog images, etc.) I really enjoy the full process of creating a logo and identity, and then incorporating this into a responsive website. Additionally, I have experience in design for print- including brochures, business cards, posters, books, and t-shirt graphics.

What I Use:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • XD

Front-end Development

I've been building websites for a few years now, and each one I do is better than the last. Screen-size responsiveness has become the industry standard, and I've embraced this whole-heartedly. I'm immersed in the ever-changing world of web development every day, and I'm well-acquainted with the nuances of building a site that will display well for users of all browsers and screen-sizes.

What I Use:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • JS / Jquery
  • Symfony
  • Foundation
  • Sublime Text

Illustration

Given the chance, most of my time would be spent drawing and painting. My visual palette is focused on biological illustration, concept art / scifi, and realism in general. Most of my work nowadays is digital (I use a Wacom tablet with Photoshop) but I have a great deal of experience with traditional media, and I would love to do more of it - assuming I ever have time to bring my ideas out of the sketch phase.

What I Use:

  • Pencil / Pen / Charcoal
  • Digital- Photoshop
  • Acryllic
  • Oil
  • Watercolor / Ink
  • Chalk Pastel

Photography

I will not claim to be an expert photographer, but I happen to capture some decent shots now and again. I've been taking photos most of my life- having started in my childhood using my dad's old SLR from the 70s. This, of course, ties right in with my love of travel, as most of the images on my photography page can attest.

What I Use:

  • Canon EOS Rebel 1
  • iPhone (does this count?)

Video

This is another creative outlet I wish I had more time to pursue. I do enjoy the times when my profession allows me to create promotional / advertising videos, and I've been called on to do so several times. Primarily, I utilize animated typography, and although it's very time-consuming, a smooth and professional-looking final video is well worth the effort.

What I Use:

  • After Effects

EXPERIENCE

October 2015- October 2019

LivaNova, Houston, TX. Senior Graphic Designer | Management, Brand development, Logo and Identity design, Web design, Trade Booth design, Video, Print media, PowerPoint for corporate presentations.

January 2012- October 2015

Novatex Solutions, Sugar Land, TX. Multimedia Designer | Brand development, Logo and Identity design, Web design and front-end development, User-interface design, Animated typography videos, Print media.

February 2011- January 2012

Channel Dynamix, Houston, TX. Multimedia Designer | Visual theme development, Promotional video design and animation, Web design and markup.

August 2010- February 2011

Freelance design | Web design and web graphics, T-shirt graphics.

June 2009- August 2010

Kaplan Eduneering, Houston, TX. Multimedia Designer | Visual theme development, Web graphics, building flash interactions.

May 2009

University of Houston, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Communication.

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