So much of our everyday lives involve some sort of graphic design. Billboards, pamphlets, business cards, bus benches. I take pride in making these parts of our lives even better.
Sometimes a design solution is right under your nose. HA! No it's not. That's where I come in. You say think outside of the box. I say, "What box?"
Being a designer, I have had to adapt to changing technologies. Having this skill allows me to be more of an asset to those I work with.
Kathleen Greenwood - Brown College
From your finger tips to your eyes, from front end to back end.
Plenty of room for creativity and to clearly convey your message.
The ever expanding world in the palm of your hand, made simple.
The most important thing for a business
. . . is its face.
A nice camera is nothing unless you know how to use it.
The creative behind this project was based on my love of the hamburger. I thought of a fun way to reach potential customers in the St. Paul / Minneapolis Area. This collateral would be sent out via snail mail to potential customers to give them an insight as to what The Bad Waitress is all about.
Del Monte Agency wanted to take the popularity of print advertising and turn it into traffic for their website. With this creative approach, we gave the reader a puzzle to figure out. Whether or not the reader would figure out the puzzle was irrelevant. When the reader figured out the puzzle(or got tired of it), they were directed to a mobile mini site via a scanned QR code. The mini site would either congratulate them if they figured out the puzzle, or show them how to complete it.
This logo was created for Del Monte Agency's blog, called Advertising Blender. They post a mixture of advertising trends, advertising dos and don'ts, and breaking news in the advertising industry. The project goal was to create a logo that, in a straight forward way, conveys what the blog is about.
Live Url: Advertising Blender
The Saint Paul Saints, a local minor league baseball team, needed to find a way to get, for lack of a better phrase, 'more butts in the seats'. I thought of a creative solution that would bring out the kid in everyone. Inside the box is a classic flip game, a "golden" ticket, and a beautiful view of midway stadium. The ticket inside could win the recipient a chance to knock a pitch out of the park thrown by a Saint Paul Saints pitcher.
To celebrate the great ideas the 'Brickheads' have come up with, their culture team created the Innovation Award. I was put in charge of designing the logo. Redbrick Health has a tightly knit family environment that was full of sharing and caring. The square blocks surrounding the Redbrick Health logo represent the innovative ideas that are created around the company, while the spaces in between the blocks represent a path around those ideas that would allow everyone access to new innovations.
Brown College has a quarterly contest where students are challenged to design a poster for the Grad Expo. The purpose of this contest was to show prospective employers, instructors, students, and the general public what the fresh new designers are made of. My poster was given 1st place out of about 60 students.
BMS Rentals wanted a website redesign. In phase one BMS Rentals wanted to be able to direct their customers to the products that they were looking for down to the category. We supplied them with a solution that did just that plus implemented a Live Chat service which allowed the customer to communicate in real time with BMS Rentals representatives to ensure they are getting the right equipment. Phase two will take the customer to the next level with product specific information and even the ability to order their rentals online with a content management system.
Live Url: BMS Rentals
Ever have a bad experience with a contractor and wish you could have known about the them before hand? That's what this OOH(Out of Home) campaign was all about. The Better Business Bureau needed to get the word out about their new Accredited Business Directory. The BBB wanted to steer people toward the good service providers right away, instead of having poeple waste their time with questionable ones first. And what better way to reach a lot of people than billboards right? The traffic toward their directory showed great improvement.
One of the many services Redbrick Health offers is a 24-hour nurseline. This nurseline allowed participants in the program to call anytime with health concerns or questions they may have. Using stock graphics I created a direct mail bifold postcard. Enclosed is a nurseline card and two keychains, all with the neccessary contact information for the participant to be connected with trained nurses that can help them find answers to their concerns.
Race Gas, a challenger in the fuel additive market, required a website that would match it's striking package design. I implimented a one page website with all the information to tell potential customers what Race Gas is all about. I was in charge of product packaging design and creative direction
Live Url: www.race-gas.com
A logo for a small baking company out of Prior Lake, MN.
A college project where we were to design a logo for a new product for an existing company.
Del Monte Agency craved a new, different design for their website. I created a series of illustrations that spoke to their business model. We connect. You engage. Everyone prospers. I also layed out the design of the website.
Live Url: Del Monte Agency
As my first project for an automotive product I really wanted to hit it out of the park for this group of great people. Motorsports Fuel and Equipment were looking to compete against some of the biggest names in octane boosters and fuel additives. We were in for a challenging project. After carefully researching fuel additive leaders, we noticed a striking simularity amongst all fuel additives. They were all busy with checkered flags and stereotypical imagery. I decided to go the complete opposite route. The packaging has a very modern, trendy feel with easy to read type and striking orange color.
Live Url: www.race-gas.com
After coining "BluePrint" as their social media planning service, Sociallink Media had me create a logo for it. It is a simple, straight forward logo.
Our Goal for Grandstay Hospitality: Create 25 full websites in 2 months, complete with edits. Needless to say we had our work cut out for us. We created websites for properties such as Grandstay Inn & Suites in Apple Valley MN, Crossings in Davenport IA, and Grandstay Inn & Suites in Fort Meyers FL. We completed our goal of 25 websites and also increased their profit margin significantly with our efforts in paid search advertising. My duties involved front end design of the websites, data entry, and quality control and testing.
Live Url: Grandstay Hospitality
Infinite Graphics Incorporated are leaders in high resolution photomasking, phototooling, and sculpted patterning. They needed a website that reflected the precision that they provide for their customers, as well as a way to communicate just what it is they do. I worked with a team to design and develope the website. I also did the photography and created the images.
Live Url: Infinite Graphics Incorporated