With 25 years of professional experience in graphic design, illustration, interactive media, environmental design and display graphics I have worked with a wide range of clients both domestic and international. redGiant specializes in putting startups on the map as well as expanding the brand impact of already established Fortune 500 companies.
Florida Atlantic University | BFA
redGiant Creative – Salt Lake City, Utah | President / Creative Director | 2006 – Present
redGiant Creative is focused on conceptualizing rich, engaging new media experiences for clients worldwide including professional graphic design, website development, branding & identity, display design, print media, motion graphics, medical illustration, risk assessment and much more. Our clients include LGI Homes, Marriott Resorts, Sandia National Laboratories, Florida State University and Girard Industries among many others. Visit Website
Quest Design & Production, LLC. – Houston, Texas | Senior Art Director | 2002.5 – 2006
As the Senior Art Director for this sales center design & display company, I contributed to all aspects of the creative process, from conceptual design to final output, ensuring that design integrity was maintained throughout the production process. I directly interfaced with many Fortune 500 clients including Marriott, Hilton, Westin and Ritz-Carlton Hotels, in addition to some of the top home builders in the country such as LGI Homes, DRHorton. NVR and Lennar Homes.
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. – Springfield, Illinois | Visual Communications Specialist | 2000 – 2002.5
Supervised the conceptual and technical design of websites, identity packages and internal promotional materials for a variety of regional and international clients as a member of this top midwestern Information Technology provider. Clients included Sharp, Toshiba, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Commission.
Ideas Design, Inc. – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Senior Designer / Partner | 1998 – 2000
Worked as lead designer and business partner in a start-up new media design firm. My experience included the development of concepts and production of numerous websites, illustrations, corporate identity packages, and award-winning advertising campaigns. Clients included Barbizon Modeling School, The Florida Department of Tourism and the Florida Real Estate Commission.
Internet Solutions Worldwide, Inc. – Coral Springs, Florida | Lead Graphic Designer | 1996 – 1998
Operated as lead graphic designer for this AT&T Creative Alliance Partner company. My work experience there included website design and corporate identity packages for clients such as AT&T, Corona, Eddie Bauer and Hydron among others.
Miami Medical Art, Inc. – Miami, Florida | Asst. Studio Artist | 1993 – 1996
Gained important experience in medical illustration, CDROM/DVDROM design, photographic analysis and interpretation, film development and high resolution drum scanning. I mentored under an established medical illustrator while working closely with physicians and attorneys, sometimes within courtroom settings.
Air Force Auxiliary – Pembroke Pines, Florida | Airmen 1st Class | 1992 – 1994
Gained valuable field-training in emergency response services, search and rescue training which included disaster relief exercises before, during and after Hurricane Andrew.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
› 16th Annual Artavita Online Art Competition – Finalist
› SIGNET Research AdStudy Award – Professional Journal Design Award
› ARDA Award Recipient (HGVC's West 57th) – Resort Display Design
› MAX 'Best Sales Office' Award (Grand Haven Homes) – Environmental Design
› HBA of Dallas McSam Award (Hillwood Residential) – Environmental Design
› NAHB National Gold Award Winner for Taylor Woodrow Sales Center Design – Display Graphics
› NAHB National Gold Award Winner for Sales Center Design (Hilton) – Display Graphics
› ARDA Selection for Excellence in Sales Center Design (Marriott) – Display Graphics
› CIAA Judges Choice Award – Illustration
› American Graphic Design Award Recipient – Self Promotional Design
› ULead Animation Challenge Gold Award Winner – Animation Design
› Three Ft. Lauderdale AdFed Gold & Silver Addy Awards – Website Design
› National Science & Engineering Foundation National Grand Prize Recipient – Conceptual Design
› Photoshop User Magazine, Monthly Featured Artist
› Design Graphics Magazine, Photoshop Tutorial
› Pipeline & Gas Technology
› Vaccines Against Biothreats & Emerging Infectious Diseases
› Flight Simulator Yearbook (German Edition)
› Import Tuner Magazine, PCGamer & The DuPont Registry
› Contacts Creative Ad Journal, Cover Design
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
National Inventive Thinking Association (NITA) Alumni
Art Directors Club Alumni
My artwork has been showcased in a variety of galleries, wine bars and other venues throughout Utah, New Mexico & Texas.
An avid explorer by nature, I enjoy documenting my travels through photography. I believe in the power of exposure to new people and places in order to maintain a creative edge – real world experience is integral to successful design in any medium.