Technical Knowledge | Inspired Communications | Creative Graphics
Researched, visualized, and illustrated the story of the importance of reading early and often to children.
Redesigned the main web presence for the ITU to be more visually-pleasing and customer oriented.
Prepared conference collateral for the Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia.
Energized the look of the annual Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull for the Special Olympics of Virginia.
Imagined a company and a product to quickly and easily allow busy, over-worked people to destress.
Showcased the work that the Confucius Institute at Mason has accomplished in their first five years (view book).
Reorganized and enhanced the DC.gov web site to be more visually powerful as well as user- and mobile-friendly.
Conceptualized Mark Twain's classic "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" as a comic strip.
Created a series of posters celebrating the poetry of Chinese, German, and American cultures for the annual event.
Conceived, wrote, illustrated, and hand-crafted an accordian-fold book to "thank the waves."
Prepared a new logo, reorganized, and redesigned the takeout menu for a local Thai restaurant.
Designed a poster for screen-printing to promote a concert by the band The Gaslight Anthem.
With a technical background in environmental science and a flair for design, I'm uniquely qualified to help your organization achieve its creative goals. I offer an international perspective to design, having lived and worked overseas for more than two years. My clients appreciate my unique approach, dedication to quality, work speed, and affable personality.
My background and training has given me the rare ability to transform technically complex, difficult to understand messages into digestible bits to empower and educate consumers.
My design work is as varied as my customers. I design for the brand—whether it be classic and simple, playful, or imaginative. With a million different influences constantly bombarding our senses for attention, my goal has always been to employ a method to catch the eye so that people will stop, look, and learn.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
George Mason University // Fairfax, VA / Arlington, VA // November 2005–present
Worldwide Fund for Nature -- Indochina Programme // Hanoi, Vietnam // 2003–2005
KEMA-XENERGY // Burlington, MA // 2000–2004
RESEARCH ANALYST, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION
Aspen Systems Corporation // Rockville, MD // 1998–2000
NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST, ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING DIVISION
Tams Consultants, Inc. // Arlington, VA // 1997–1998
TECHNICAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST
Vista Computer Services Inc. // Bethesda, MD // 1996–1997
U.S. Department of State // Washington, DC // 1996
MA, Graphic Design // George Mason University // December 2015 (expected)
BS, Natural Environmental Sciences // Mary Washington College // May 1996