work history

BLANK Digital, November 2016 - Present
Director of Creative Services & Emerging Media
Manage all creative direction on new media projects. Developing and implementing innovative workflow procedures. Budgeting, hiring, pre- and post-production coordination on 360° Video, Interactive, Virtual-Reality, and Live Streaming productions. Pitching clients and crafting compelling presentations on a daily basis.

Urban Print & Motion, August 2011 - November 2016
Creative Services Workflow Manager / Special Projects
Directed creative on all aspects of overall prepress production. Strategically allocated resources and digital assets to exceed expectations, deadlines and client needs while streamlining workflow processes. Oversaw and trained full-time staff in imaging workflow and advanced retouching techniques. Handled all challenging and time-specific special projects.

Freelance Digital Imaging Artist, September 2010 - August 2011

Cline, Davis and Mann, June 2004 - September 2010
Vice President, Digital Imaging Supervisor
Responsible for daily operations of the Digital Imaging Department. Organized workflow and scheduling for retouching and photo studios. Developed and implemented all policies and procedures. Managed staff of six full-time retouchers, hired freelancers as needed. Trained staff in Photoshop techniques and image manipulation. Worked closely with art directors as a creative collaborator; creating, retouching, and color-correcting high-resolution conceptual and final images.

Vertegrate, July 2003 - June 2004
Director of Digital Studio Services
Managed all aspects of production from concept through release. Responsible for all final digital production work. Developed and maintained an efficient studio workflow system. Trained staff in studio workflow system. Created and maintained an effective manual studio. Worked on a creative team providing copy and design concepts. Trained staff in advanced image manipulation techniques.

Foote, Cone and Belding, January 2000 - July 2003
Senior Digital Retoucher
Heavy, highly complicated Photoshop work retouching high-resolution images for final output and comp. Worked closely with art directors on color correction, image manipulation, and production of original art. Trained in all aspects of print production and output. Prepared and released images for proofing and final output. Specialized in pharmaceutical work.

Grand Canyon National Park Service, August 1998 - January 2000
Wildland/Structural Firefighter

CMG Communications, May 1996 - August 1998
Senior Production Artist / Designer
Built mechanicals, scanned/retouched images, and prepared ads for release. Collaborated with art directors on layouts, revisions, and comps. Created 3D illustrations, multimedia presentations, and websites. Helped develop Virgin Atlantic Airlines’ website and major print campaigns.

The Post-Star, November 1993 - November 1994
Copy Editor / Graphic Artist
Responsibilities included the daily editing and layout of 8-10 newspaper pages. Designed entire sports, opinion, and local sections on a weekly basis. Created maps, charts, informational graphics, and illustrations as needed. Contributed as a reporter and columnist.