I’ve always been fascinated by the power of design to communicate, to educate, to entertain, and to solve problems. This interest soon led to a career in motion graphics where I was able to blend my skills in design, film, and animation. As I gained experience, I began to dig deeper and discover how design thinking leads to the exploration of new, innovative solutions, rather than just choosing existing alternatives.
This revelation has helped me apply my design skills to the real world challenges of my clients. As focused as I am on design, I’ve learned to look beyond just its visual properties and understand how it is received and experienced in the real world. Great design is about creating something that is useful, accessible, and at its best, inspiring.
SCAD – The University for Creative Careers
BFA in Motion Media Design
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Executive Creative Director//Founder, HIP Creative Inc, 2014 – Present
I have conceptualized, created, & delivered strategies for companies across the world. These strategies have included deliverables such as: online experiences, mobile applications, logo marks, collateral packages, motion graphics & live action.
Freelance Editor, TED Conferences. NYC, 2014
I was hired to edit and design motion graphics for TED Conference events. I completed sizzle reels for TED@Unilever & TED@IBM.
Freelance Motion Designer, Third Story Films. DC, 2013 – 14
Conceptualized stories, designing, animating & editing for politician’s national TV ads.
Designer/Animator, Bigstar Motion Design. NYC, 2012 – 13
Conceptualized stories, designed pitches, animated & edited for final delivery. Main designer & animator for Game of Thrones, City Raven. Special effects director on live action production set. I created show packages & brand identities for major networks including National Geographic, MTV, & VHI. Worked with advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi to deliver motion graphics for US campaigns including Toyota.
Freelance Editor, Dalton Agency. Jacksonville, 2012
In house editor for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Freelance Designer, Sarofsky. Chicago, 2012
Conceptualized & created design boards for clients. Designed frames for Copper’s main titles airing on BBC America.
Senior Production Artist, Reel Centric. Pensacola, 2007 – 09
Produced video advertisement for national clients. Involved in the complete process, from conceptual brainstorms to final rendering.
Branding, Creative Direction, Marketing, Lead Generation, Motion Graphics, Editing and Graphic Design.
HubSpot, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Audition, Prelude & Premier Pro, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro X & Soundtrack Pro.
2014 Gold ADDY Award, PEX, A History of Quality – Video, Branding Content, More Than 60 Seconds.
2014 Silver ADDY Award, Fixed On Fitness Campaign – Digital Advertising, Campaign.
2014 Silver ADDY Award, Fixed On Fitness – Websites, Consumer, Services.
2014 Silver ADDY Award, Jewelers Trade Shop TV Spot – Regional/National Television, Services.