Freelance Graphic Designer
Philadelphia, PA, 2008-Present
Create branding, collateral and standards based web-sites & WordPress themes for multiple clients. Projects include: corporate identity, business cards, letterhead, display advertising, brochures, menus, posters and websites.
  • Fox Groove Interactive
    Wireframes, heuristic evaluations and 
site map creation for pharmaceutical clients.
  • Philadelphia Non-Profit Leaders
    Converted static HTML website to WordPress with custom theme and coding.
  • Portside Arts Center
    Implemented Static HTML site to Adobe Contribute template based pages. Trained content authors on effective web copy and SEO strategies.
  • Brittney Singletary Design
    Designed and typeset full-color newsletter for Temple University Health Systems.
Product Engineer I
Perfecseal Philadelphia, PA 2010-2011
Prepare flexible medical packaging for commercial flexographic printing.
Lead Designer
Incisive Media, The Legal Intelligencer, PA Law Weekly, Philadelphia, PA 2008
Lead Graphic Designer for daily newspaper, weekly magazine and multiple other periodicals. Chiefly responsible for promotional materials for newspapers, special events, book publishing division and web collateral.
Assistant Art Director
Penn State Industries, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2008
Work in coordination with Art Director and Marketing Director to maintain corporate identity and create artwork for international catalog/internet/retail company. Illustrate and typeset product instruction manuals, labels, package designs, DVD and catalog covers. Photograph products and retouch images for catalog and website. Support sales department by preparing ductwork proposals for home/industrial wood-working shops.
  • Developed automatic generation of ductwork proposals; increased productivity by 200% and accuracy by 80%.
  • Designed and implemented product database to create consistency and uniformity in the production of labels and packages to enhance corporate recognition.
Graphic Designer
WVUD, Newark, DE, 2000-2003
Designed and developed advertising for college-based community radio station including in-house advertising, logo and corporate identity. Responsible for the electronic recreation of student training manual.
Graphic Designer
Community Publications Inc., Hockessin, DE, 2000-2002
Worked in coordination with sales-representatives to design client-based advertising for five newspapers on a weekly production schedule. Lead cover designer for special advertising sections.


Operational Manager and Longshoreman
Clearwater Marine Towing, Philadelphia, PA, 2003 – 2006
Provided managerial and physical support for family business during downsizing of operations. Maintained deck and engine room equipment including diesel engine, plumbing, electrical, rope, pneumatic and hydraulic systems for three tugboats and two barges. Facilitated the sale of two ocean going tugboats.
Board Member
PositiveSpace, Philadelphia PA, 2007
Member 2003 – 2006
PositiveSpace is a non-profit artists group dedicated to creating a network of local artists to exchange ideas and resources, creating new opportunities for artists and integrating art into the community in which we live.
“Ave C” Jazz Radio Host
WVUD, Newark, DE, 2002 – 2009
91.3 FM WVUD, the Voice of the University of Delaware, the University’s non-commercial educational radio station.
Philly-CHI, 2010 – Present
Member, PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, and other related disciplines.


Digital Media Certificate (6 Credits)

Moore College of Art and Design
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting (2003)
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Associate of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design (1999)
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA


  • 2009 “Dragnet” SAGE Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008 “Fishtasticon IV” 2012-18 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 “Fishtasticon 3; Multimedia Event” M-Room, Philadelphia, PA – Fringe Festival
  • 2007 “POST; Artists Member Show” Viking Mills, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 “Standard Craft” Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 “POST; Artists Member Show” Coral Street Arts House, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 “Fishtasticon 2; Multimedia Event” M-Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 “POST; Artists Member Show” Rocket Cat Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 “Fishtasticon; Multimedia Event” M-Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2002 “Warm Pop” University of Delaware Senior Thesis Exhibition, Newark, DE
  • 1999 Juried Student Show – Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

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