Resume


Experience & Ventures


Sunset City

Principal and Co-founder
2014-Present

Sunset City is a multi-disciplinary, branding-focused studio I started with a former Cuban Council colleague in Portland, OR. Some of our future-forward clients include: NASA, Google X, Facebook, Mikani, Nylas, and Otherlabs.

 

Soundsupply

CCO and Co-founder
2012-2014

Soundsupply is a digital music discovery platform and marketplace I started with my brother while in grad school. In 2013, Lightbank, investment arm of Groupon, made a seed investment in the company, and we established an office in Chicago. Later that year, Fast Company called us an artist-friendly alternative to streaming services like Spotify.

 

Hello Monday

Art Director
2012-2013

Hello Monday is an award-winning digital agency based in Denmark and New York City. While an AD I worked on projects for companies like Reebok, Disney, YouTube, and NASA.

 

Cuban Council

Senior Designer
2012

Cuban Council was my all-time favorite design studio. Acq-hired by Google a few months after I joined the team. I've been sad about it ever since.

 

NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

2011-2012

I interned for a scientist in the Biospheric Sciences branch at Goddard Space Flight Center my first year of grad school. I later stayed on as an employee for the remainder of my graduate school career, working with teams in Carbon Cycle Studies to develop graphic assets (animations, infographics, websites) that might help explain their research to the public in a more engaging way. 

 

The People's Pennant

2011-2013

The People’s Pennant elevated the pennant from the confines of sports to celebrate the awesomeness of the everyday. We produced limited-edition screen-printed felt pennants by a group of amazing designers and illustrators including the Heads of State, Richard Perez, Ken Barber, Mikey Burton, Eight Hour Day, Invisible Creature, Always With Honor, and Brent Couchman.

Education


MFA, Graphic Design

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
2012

BA, Fine Arts

Bethel University
2004

 

 

 

Of Note


Speaker, Show & Tell @ Portland State University
2015

Speaker, Laguna College of Art & Design
2014

Speaker, Creative South
2013

Speaker, Build Conference, Belfast N. Ireland
2012