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, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Lottie, G Suite, Unreal Engine 5
Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Design Thinking, Creative Direction, Leadership, Project Management, Collaboration, Training, Public Speaking        
Verizon – Denver, CO    Creative Director     May 2019  - Current
Nurtured agency-client relationships to produce exceptional creative content across diverse platforms
Designed assets for Visible's digital platforms, collaborating closely with the product design and brand teams to uphold a seamless and captivating user experience throughout the customer journey
Work cross-functionally with channel leads including national linear TV spots, OLV, digital paid advertising, as well as paid and organic social media
Collaborated with Marketing, Product Design, and Engineering teams to create motion designs that led to 20x growth in customer base in two years
Reduced agency costs by $250,000 in one year by bringing certain media production in-house 
Helped develop and maintain a brand refresh for Visible with 3D animated content
Shot, edited, and finished long form videos for Verizon Summits 
Enhanced the user experience in marketing funnels and product designs by using After Effects and Lottie to increase engagement by 200%
Implemented a design system bringing frictionless end to end user experiences across mobile web, Android, and iOS improving consistency and efficiency by 300%
Reduced the need for customer support by 12% over 2 years 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!