Objectives

I love to make stuff look good. I have strong creative instincts, and being able to use that talent in my personal art and also to make a living is very satisfying. I have much experience, but I am always looking to learn more, take on new challenges and work with people that can give me new insights.

Currently I am pretty happy and busy with the work I have, but I am always interested to hear from potential clients that feel I have a skill that would help them out. I am also willing to entertain offers from creative firms that could make full use of my creative skills in a collaborative environment.

Experience

Art Director, Photographic Illustrator
May 2005—Present, Murdock Scott Creative, Dallas, TX
Clients include Trane, American Standard, SMU.

I am currently working for myself specializing in art direction of product photography, image manipulation and photographic illustration. Projects at MSC range across many creative disciplines including print design, large format (trade show) graphics,

Art Director
2001—May 2005, Orner & Warren Studio, Dallas, TX
Clients included Trane, American Standard, and NEC.

  • Managed small group of designers.
  • Oversaw all aspects of creative projects, from concept to delivery.
  • While at O&W, I had the opportunity to be directly involved in a variety of creative work, including large-format design, high-quality consumer literature, meeting concept and design, interactive media, 3-D set design, extreme digital manipulation of product photography, art directing photography shoots, and identity development.
  • Worked extensively with vendors to produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Independent Print and Web Designer
    2000—2001, Aquent, Dallas, TX
    Clients included Southwestern Bell, HD Vest, C-Change (Blockbuster, Prudential) and Software OnLine.

    Creative Director
    1995—2000, Brook Mays Music Co., Dallas, TX

  • Designed and produced 320-page national mail order catalog.
  • Designed all logos and printed material for 9 divisions of the company.
  • Designed and produced quarterly sales tabloid mailed to 400,000 customers.
  • Designed and maintained the company website and server.
  • Produced and wrote copy for television and radio advertising.
  • Designed and placed all print advertising for 34-store retail chain.
  • Consultant at MacWorld Expo
    1996—1998, Caribiner International, Dallas, TX

  • Hired as Mac specialist to support large number of Macintosh computers during 3-day technology Expo.
  • Trained technicians on how to troubleshoot Macintosh computers.
  • Technology Sales and Support
    1992 – 1995, Brook Mays Music Co., Dallas, TX

  • Sold and supported studio recording equipment, including Digidesign hard disk audio systems.
  • Multimedia Freelancer
    1989 – 1995, Dallas, TX

  • Created computer generated title graphics for video.
  • Produced and mixed various recording projects.
  • Designed promotional materials for performing artists.
  • Interests

    Filmmaking, photography, 3-D modeling and rendering, music recording and composing, cycling, Macintosh computers

    Related Skills

    Computers:
    Proficient with Macintosh computers running OS X. If forced with red-hot pokers, also able to use Windows machines.

    Software that I use on a regular basis:
    Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Quark xPress, InDesign, Acrobat, Stratavision Studio Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Cubase VST/24, Pro Tools.

    Other software I am familiar with:
    Fireworks, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Logic Studio, Extensis Portfolio, Poser, Painter, Motion.

    Achievements

    • Personal art published in Design Graphics magazine
    • Created award winning short film “Watchmaker’ for Dallas 2005 24-Hour Video Race (3rd Place)
    • Created award winning short film “Cover Story’ for Dallas 2006 24-Hour Video Race (2nd Place)
    • Created award winning short film “Coda’ for Dallas 2007 24-Hour Video Race (1st Place)
    • Nationally distributed music CD Pull It Down made available on the iTunes Music Store.