Experienced and creative marketing professional with background in writing, graphic design, illustration and web. Known as an innovative leader who can enlist others and make things happen.


Education

Bachelor of Arts, Art and Mass Communications
Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

experience

Sr. Graphic Designer
Rudolph Technologies, Bloomington, MN
September 2006-Present

Manage all aspects of the company brand – including the website, corporate communication materials and products. Manage relationships with vendors for printing and the web.

  • Played key role in the creation and implementation of new branding after a large-scale merger including key branding campaigns and initiatives
  • Designed new company website from ideation to rollout
  • Initiated and led the development of the company intranet site
  • Developed a social media plan

Graphic Design Consultant
aarondesign
2001-Present

  • Hired to produce new identity for Bewiki – a new internet start-up company
  • Called on to create WordPress web sites for non-profits and businesses

Founder, Writer
ThreeThriftyGuys.com
April 2010-Present

  • Recognized by Oprah.com, Time, MSN, StarTribune and LifeHacker
  • Authored sponsored content for American Express, Ooma, TaxAct, CreditKarma and more
  • Over 40,000 pageviews a month

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite CC, Microsoft Suite (PC/Mac), web-design and basic understanding of HTML/CSS, all relevant social media platforms, SEO, Google Analytics, WordPress, MailChimp

Organizations / Activities

  • Member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Past Design Mentor
  • Board Member, Oaks Counseling
  • Past President, Harrison Hills Homeowners Association

Likes

  • Golf
  • Writing
  • SEO
  • WordPress
  • Burritos
  • Drawing
  • Family

Favorite TRAVEL SPOT

  • Banff, Canada

Pet

  • House bunny   

Favorite Color

  • Blue

15 seconds of Fame

My wife and I were in Prevention Magazine as a result of an article I wrote on how we changed our eating habits, got healthier and felt better!