Highly skilled and award-winning multimedia leader with in-depth experience in motion design for screens of all sizes. Customer-centric approach for combining technical, artistic, and business goals to create visual solutions.

After Effects    Cinema 4D    Redshift    Photoshop    Illustrator    Premiere
Figma         Sketch        HTML5    Google Web Designer

Design Thinking    Visual Direction     Leadership        Management        Collaboration
Marketing         Training         Public Speaking

Visible (A Verizon Company) – Denver, CO    Senior Art Director – Motion Design        May 2019  - Current
•    Collaborated with Marketing, Product Design, and Engineering teams to create motion designs that led to large growth in customer base in two years
•    Reduced agency costs by bringing media production in-house while providing direction to those same agencies
•    Enhanced the user experience in marketing funnels and product designs by using After Effects and Lottie to increase engagement
•    Implemented a design system bringing frictionless end to end user experiences across mobile web, Android, and iOS improving consistency and efficiency
•    Reduced the need for customer support by using animation to demonstrate the solutions to the most common user journey friction points

Tribune Media  |  Art Director  |  December 2012 - May 2019
Tribune Media – Denver, CO        Art Director                       Dec 2012 - May 2019
•    Directed visual branding across broadcast, digital, social, and mobile platforms for both FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Ch2 CW
•    Coordinated the Art Department to design custom animated content and graphics for over 100 hours of original programming each week
•    Managed, hired, trained, and supported a team of six motion designers
•    Partnered with Creative Services Director to incorporate brand strategies and oversee marketing budgets to reach Tribune Media goals
•    Collaborated with Engineering and Production departments on a weekly basis to maintain, troubleshoot, and develop real-time graphics system based on HTML & Javascript
•    Prepared and pitched concepts, creative treatments and storyboards on a monthly basis
•    Principal motion designer for broadcast TV graphics packages including sports show opens, newscasts, and magazine-style show animated content

Tilt Media  |  Senior Motion Designer  |  Jan. 2012 - December 2012
•    Led the motion design and post-production work for clients across diverse industries
•    Established 3D animation as a main storytelling asset for the company

Visuality Media Productions  |  Video Editor, Motion Designer  |  2008 - 2011
Performance Courseware  |  Graphics Development Manager  |  2003 - 2008

University of Wisconsin - Madison | Bachelors of Science in Art 1999 - 2003
• Graphic Design and 3D Animation concentrations
• Graduated with honors - 3.6 GPA
• Four semesters of Spanish Language
• Syracuse University Study Abroad - Barcelona, Spain 2002

• 16 Time Heartland Emmy® Award winner for Motion Design, 2014 - 2019
• Colorado Broadcasters Association Award of Excellence three years in a row
• Telly Award Winner, Silver, Motion Designer - “Sunday Sports Zone” 2013
• Served on Madison Media Institute’s Advisory Committee, 2010 - 2012
• Served as President of Media Communications Association - International
Madison Chapter, 2009 - 2010; Board member 2006 - 2011, member 2004 - 2012
• Communicator Award Winner - Designer and Editor 2011
• Pollie Award Winner - Designer and Editor - 2010
• MCA-I WAVE Award Winner - Designer and Editor - 2010 and 2011
• Telly Award Winner, Bronze, Producer, Designer, Editor - “Restoring Hope” 2008

• Trained photojournalists on After Effects and Photoshop increasing the quality of investigative storytelling and saving the station thousands of dollars - 2014
• Served as instructor for two trimesters of Advanced 3D Animation and Advanced Photoshop at The Madison Media Institute - 2008
Thank you!