I’m a dedicated partner for mission driven organizations and a trusted resource for visual storytelling.

Case studies:

Food Integrity Campaign

Creative Services
Food Integrity Campaign

Food Integrity Campaign

  • Services: art direction, user experience, visual design
  • Projects: responsive website, campaign identity, social media assets, brochures, signage

Bridge the Gulf Project

Creative Services
Bridge The Gulf Project

Bridge the Gulf Project

  • Services: art direction, brand identity, website planning, user experience, visual design
  • Projects: responsive website, brand identity, social media assets

Calvert Foundation

Creative Services
Calvert Foundation

Calvert Foundation

  • Services: art direction, user-experience, web and print design
  • Projects: social impact and annual reports (web + print), social media ads and other assets

Florida State Parks

Creative Services
Florida State Parks

Florida State Parks

  • Services: art direction, illustration and graphic design
  • Projects: JR Ranger park program materials: critter sheets, posters, brochures, signage, custom artwork library

With over 15 years experience, I provide a wide range of services to help tell your story in creative ways.

Projects by type:

Web: User Experience & Visual Design

Selected Work
Web Design and User Experience

Web: User Experience & Visual Design

  • Clients: Food Integrity Campaign, Wear Orange (Everytown for Gun Safety), Earthjustice, Playworks, Trout Unlimited, Good Ventures, Calvert Foundation, Dalai Lama Fellows, Straus Family Creamery
  • My roles: art Direction, information architecture, user experience (responsive/mobile planning, wireframes), visual design

Brand Identity & Logos

Selected Work
Brand Identity

Brand Identity

  • Clients: U.S. Forest Service, Florida Department of Transportation, Slow Money, Freecycle.org, Spotme
  • My roles: art direction, brand identity, logo design, moodboards, brand/logo usage guides

Illustration

Selected Work
Illustration projects

Illustration

  • Clients: Florida State Parks, Tishamingo, South Sudan Law Society, Fair Trade USA, Florida Department of Education
  • My roles: art direction, illustration

Print Design

Selected Work
Calvert Foundation 2014 Social Impact Report

Print

  • Clients: Calvert Foundation, Food Integrity Campaign, Salesforce Foundation, US Ignite, CBS, FSLSO, Florida State Parks, Guardian ad Litem, Florida Dept. of Education, Tishamingo, Spanish Moss Foundation
  • My roles: art direction, graphic design for reports, brochures, posters and more

Social Media, Online Ads, and Infographics

Selected Work
Brand Identity

Social Media Content, Online Ads, and Infographics

  • Clients: Dalai Lama Fellows, Boreal Manitoba, Food Integrity Campaign, CETF, Salesforce Foundation, Global Teacher Prize, US Ignite
  • My roles: art direction and graphic design for meme images, infographics, animations, social ads and more

Animation & Video

Selected Work
Animation and Video Projects

Animation & Video

  • Clients: Fair Trade USA, Kaiser Family Foundation, The Story of Stuff, Stanford School of Business - Center for Social Innovation, Food Integrity Campaign
  • My roles: art direction, animation, asset creation, editing, storyboarding
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Website Sketch, Citizens Engagement Lab
Tishamingo Album Art
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I have a passion for collaborating on projects that are socially meaningful and have a positive net impact. I'm motivated by helping organizations do more with less, and it's the people I work with who inspire me.

Who I've worked with

I’ve worked on countless projects for a wide array of client types, including non-profits, government, arts, education, social innovators, and mission driven businesses. Here are some to note:

  • Alliance for Climate Education
  • American Constitution Society
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bridge the Gulf Project
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • California 4-H
  • California Newsreel
  • Calvert Foundation
  • Citizens Engagement Lab
  • Dalai Lama Fellows
  • Earthjustice
  • Fair Trade USA
  • Fission Strategy
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Florida State Parks
  • Food Integrity Campaign
  • Good Ventures Foundation
  • Government Accountability Project
  • Greenpeace
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Melville Charitable Foundation
  • Moms Rising
  • Levis Strauss Foundation
  • Playworks
  • Portfolio 21 Investments
  • Salesforce Foundation
  • South Sudan Law Society
  • Straus Family Creamery
  • Story of Stuff Project
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Trust for Public Lands
  • US Forest Service
  • US Ignite

How can we work together?

Most often my role is as creative director and consultant, working to craft visual storytelling for an organization or campaign. I enjoy leading the creative process from start to finish, including art direction, concept development, digital strategy, and user-experience design. I've teamed up to help produce websites of all shapes and sizes. I'm also a seasoned graphic designer and illustrator, able to create high quality brand identity, print design, and custom content.

Drop a line and let’s talk about how we might collaborate.

 

Other things to know

Some places I've lived: Asheville, NC (now home); Oakland, CA; Berkeley, CA; San Diego, CA; Athens, GA; Atlanta, GA; Tallahassee, FL (hometown) ...plus five months hiking the Appalachian Trail and living in the woods (2005).

Some random favorite things: art with my daughter, adventures in nature, thrift stores, mix tapes, campfires, cryptozoology, and maps.