In mid 2006, I relocated to Pittsburgh from Chicago after working for startups and strategic branding and communications firms. I help companies by providing services such as branding & identity, brand strategy, web design, information design, advertising, print collateral, and other design-related services. Most of the work I do today is closely rooted in strategy: helping your company identify where it is in the marketplace and how to reach its customers while articulating its visual and verbal brand in a distinctive, appropriate and honest manner across media including the web and print collateral.
While in Chicago, I ran a design consultancy named envisid, working on design projects for organizations including the Chicago History Museum & Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Community Ventures, Allstate, and University of Chicago Hospitals, among others. During the same period, I was an adjunct college instructor in web design, design fundamentals, drawing, electronic illustration and digital photography. Prior to that I worked at a marketing-communications firm, a startup boutique agency, and a healthcare internet dot.com startup.
I have a B.A. in Communication Design: a self-designed major from a small liberal arts school, focused on communication theory, computer art/multimedia, and journalism. I supplemented this major with a minor in psychology, focusing on courses in cognitive theory, sensation and perception, and research and statistics. I was learning to design for the web when the web was new, and have worked with the web my entire professional career.
My favorite engagements involve working closely with an organization; helping them think about, plan and execute their approach to design and communication.