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08.88 > NOW

My graduate studies concentrated on two-dimensional design, typography, illustration and design education. Structured courses and individual investigations with visual communication design faculty were supplemented with guest faculty: Bob Aufuldish, Lance Hidy, Chip Kidd, Gerald Lange, Katherine McCoy, Jilly Simons, and Kathy Wariner. Degree pending completion of MA thesis.

   Kent State University
   Visual Communication Design
   Kent, Ohio
05.94 > NOW

I specialize in the development of strategic and user-centered design solutions including: active media, identity systems, illustration, packaging design and surface design. Current clients include Mumm Napa and Target.

   Principal, Design Director
   Jeremy Otis Studios
   San Francisco, California
studio experience
01.99 > NOW

By leveraging my background in design education, I assembled and led the design team at Organic in Chicago by creating an environment that encourages analytical thinking, supports design as an exploratory process and destination, and facilitates collaboration and personal growth.
      As a project lead, I oversaw and encouraged the integration of a site's information architecture, editorial and design planning. Because of this role, I have developed an interest in the problem definition phase of the design process and an interest in translating a brand's architecture and positioning into an experiential environment. My B2C experience includes work for the educational and retail industries including sporting good retailers, toy manufacturers and mass discounters.

   Senior Art Director
   Chicago, Illinois
04.97 > 01.99

Closer Look Creative is a cross-disciplinary, new media communications firm that closely integrates strategy, design and technology to build and deploy interactive solutions for a variety of information intensive industries.
     I collaborated with clients and the development team to translate tactical objectives into an appropriate, coherent and clear visual form. I advised the instructional designer and technical architect on content and site architecture, identified and clarified information hierarchies, and developed the user interface, wayfinding system and look and feel. In addition, I managed any necessary freelance and production staff, and teamed with programmers to ensure the design and underlying technology were properly integrated.

   Graphic Designer
   Closer Look Creative
   Chicago, Illinois
05.93 > 09.94

As a book designer, I developed the brand identity of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series, to include its format, alphaglyph, and the first four volumes. As a marketing designer, I worked in conjunction with the marketing director to develop advertisements, order forms and exhibits to promote our collection of titles focused on Civil War history and regional concerns.

   Book + Marketing Designer
   Kent State University Press
   Kent, Ohio
08.92 > 12.93

Glyphix is an honors student-run, faculty-supervised design studio. Selected graduate and undergraduate students work as a team in the development of work for not-for-profit clients. For three semesters, I developed short- and long-term identity systems and promotional materials for The Porthouse Theatre Company, Theatre Kent and Kent State University's Division of Visual Communication Design.

   Kent State University
   Kent, Ohio
06.95 + 06.96

For these workshops, I instructed undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and guest instructors in the experimental use of digital media for ink jet, intaglio, relief and silk screen prints.

   Kent/Blossom Art Printmaking
   Kent, Ohio
teaching experience
08.93 > 05.96

For five semesters, I taught undergraduate visual communication design courses covering the principles of two-dimensional composition and typography. I additionally co-chaired a team of graduate teaching assistants restructuring the curriculum of the foundational design course.

   Graduate Teaching Assistant
   Kent State University
   Visual Communication Design
   Kent, Ohio
04.87 > 04.95

As a Squad Leader, I commanded ten enlisted personnel in an engineering unit whose primary objective was road construction with a secondary emphasis on combat readiness. As Assistant Platoon Sergeant, I was second-in-command of thirty-five enlisted personnel.

   Staff Sergeant / E-6
   Army National Guard
   A 612 Engineer Battalion
   Walbridge, Ohio
military experience

Net Diver Outstanding Site: December 2002 / K10K Portfolio Shortlist: November 2002 / Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual: September 2001 / One Show Interactive's Silver Pencil Award for best e-commerce site in the business-to-consumer category: 2001 / Digital Thread Featured Site: September 2001 / Linkdup Favourite: Issue 34, October 2001

   Professional Practice recognition

Graduate Teaching Assistantship: August 1994-May 1996 / Student Annual Exhibition, juried show: Spring 1993 / Army National Guard Scholarship: August 1988-May 1992 / Pell Grant: August 1988-May 1989

   Kent State University

Honorable Discharge: 1995 / Letter of Commendation: March 1993 / Non-Commissioned Officer of the Month: February 1991, September and November 1992 / Army Certificate of Achievement: June 1989, May 1990 and June 1991 / Soldier of the Month: August 1989

   Army National Guard

Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows / CSS / HTML / Macromedia Flash

   Development Familiarity technical experience

Adobe Acrobat / Adobe Photoshop / Bare Bones BBEdit / Macromedia Dreamweaver / Macromedia Fireworks / Macromedia Flash / Macromedia FreeHand

   Preferred Authoring Tools

I recently found my copy of "finally we are no one", like outdoor seating and olive oil for my bread, do not feel the internet has caused me to be a sad, depressed and isolated geek, and have found modernism to be quite warm and fuzzy.

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