Experience //

Senior Graphics Manager 9/2016-Present
SLD of the adidas Group / Indianapolis, Indiana
Oversee graphic development for NHL, MLS, and NCAA inline graphics for men and women. Provide Creative Direction, Trend Analysis, Project Management, and ensure quality of designs through prototype phase. Manage a team of five designers, one of which is remote.

Freelance Graphic Design 1/2004 – Present
Major projects include: Identity for Indy Eleven (NASL) including logos, uniforms, mascot and overall brand; and Athletic Identity for Carthage College including logo and font design. Other services include logos, posters, web, and apparel designs.

NCAA Graphics Manager 6/2010-8/2016
SLD of the adidas Group / Indianapolis, Indiana
Provided creative direction to design team for graphics on NCAA apparel and designed a variety of event logos for schools such as Nebraska, Louisville, & Notre Dame. Present to internal project managers and outside clients. Designs saw continued sales increases year over year.

NFL Graphic Designer 4/2007-6/2010
SLD of the adidas Group | Indianapolis, Indiana
Created graphics for NFL teams and other adidas Group licensed leagues. Major projects included graphics for NFL Sideline for 2009 and 2010 seasons, NBA All Star Jumper logo, and NHL Ottawa Senators third jersey crest. Promoted to Manager 6/2010

Graphic Designer 6/2006-4/2007
Norvax | Chicago, Illinois
Create web, print, and identity graphics for insurance & mortgage technology firm. Redesign of ProspectZone.com resulted in: doubled page views, decreased bounce rate from 78% to 17%, conversion rates increased from 12% to 20%, number of leads increased from 49 to 395

Graphic Designer 9/2003 – 1/2004 & 1/2006-6/2006
Carthage College | Kenosha, Wisconsin
Assisted art director for internal design and maintained college identity

Graphics Division Leader 5/2004 – 12/2005
FOPPE DeSigns, Inc | Highland, Illinois
Directly communicated with clients, oversaw graphics division, and design across division. Oversaw continuing development of overall image for business and was lead designer on many large projects such as exhibits, and multi-division clients

Education //

Carthage College / Kenosha, Wisconsin
Graphic Design Major / January 2004

Qualifications //

Creative Team Management
Creative Direction and Strategy
Maintaining Brand Consistency
Designer Mentoring
Excellent Relationships with Clients
Thrives in Deadline Driven Situations
Designs in a Variety of Styles
Apparel Decoration Knowledge
Adapts Well to New Technologies
Creative Problem Solving
Tackles Challenges with Enthusiasm

Software & Skills //

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Logo Design, Illustration, Font Creation, Photography, Video, HTML/CSS, and a quick study for any new software and skills