I enjoy inking and designing by hand, but realize this is only part of a skill set needed for today’s well rounded designer. I feel having a true hands-on ability, which reaches beyond design element, is paramount to fully capture the vision in work created for others.

I have become a proficient user of professional desktop publishing programs since 1992.  Fluent in the operations of offerings from Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite among others. I always giving 100% effort to design work, then work to make it better. I never stop learning, continually sharpening skill, and enjoy working in a creative think tank and I am motivated to do the very best in every situation.




  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Microsoft Office Pro Suite

  • Logo Creation


  • Conceptualization

  • Brainstorming

  • Client Relationships




Full Sail University.

(Winter Park, FL via online)
August 2014

  • Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design

  • Salutatorian of Graduating Class. Earned 2 Course Director Awards.

Northwestern Michigan College.

(Traverse City, MI)
December 1993

  • Major Music Performance, Jazz

  • Minor Business




Mr Gigs Music Shop

(Traverse City, MI)
August 1991-March 1995
Promoted to Assistant Manager (January 1992).

  • In house signage.

  • Poster and advertisement.

  • Store layout.

Inventory purchaser & talent acquisition.

Light of the North

(Traverse City, MI)
September 1992-May 2008
Associate Minister. Design work including:

  • Powerpoint and video content creation.

  • Event poster and flyer design.

  • Monthly newsletter design.

  • Weekly bulletin content design.

  • Covers for teaching recordings & books.

  • Newspaper advertisements (ad copy and inserts).

Also trained musicians, sound engineers, and resource area workers.

Rainbow Bookstore

(Traverse City, MI)
March 1995-August 2009
Music Buyer (March 1995).

Promoted to Operations Manager (January 1996).

Promoted to Store Manager (March 1996).

  • Advertising design & Marketing campaigns.

  • Website management & upkeep.

  • Store layout coordinator.

  • Quarterly newsletter proofing, editing & creation.

  • In store merchandise displays.

  • In-house form creation.

In addition I managed music/video purchasing, oversight of in house computers and networking, staff work schedule, store inventory purchasing, receiving and returns, special ordering, client account database, and department manager oversight.

River of Life Christian Center

(Traverse City, MI)
July 2003-November 2004
Worship (Music) Leader and Associate Minister.

  • Powerpoint and video creation.

  • Weekly powerpoint and visual presentations.

  • Marketing and promotion designs & strategies.