Designer, art director, husband and dad who loves to design, build and solve problems whether he is behind a desk or in his garage.
Eleven years ago, after working for public relations and political consulting firm in Raleigh, I started working at Campbell University as the senior designer in the creative services department. In this role, I raised the bar from a culture of printing black on colored 8.5x11 paper to collateral with complex folds, die cuts, expanded paper options and most importantly, brand consistency. I also took the time to learn the ins and outs of our print shop to better understand the process after projects left the design.
In 2011, I was promoted to communications and marketing department and later given the title of director of visual identity where I became the university’s visual brand manager. In this role I have managed and hired graphic designers and student interns; work to market programs and events for various senior level staff, schools and entities; and work with the university marketing and communication team on the president’s strategic initiatives.
Another big part of my job is art directing and designing in a two-man publication team responsible for the university’s flagship publications including the magazine, annual report and special edition books. Together we have won numerous CASE awards for design, writing and overall quality of our magazine and publications. It has been an exciting and highly rewarding opportunity for me.
Over the last three years I have been instrumental in several big events on campus including a 13-stop university presidential tour; a presidential inauguration, a bid-winning emergency proposal to host the Big South tournament, a university-wide re-brand, and the centralization of the university’s website.
For my personal life, I live in Fuquay-Varina, NC with my wife and our two daughters. When I’m not behind a computer or sketchpad, I can be found spending time with my family, building things in my garage or brewing beer.