I am a graphic designer and creative technologist focusing on brand development and implementation for clients who are socially and environmentally responsible – being part Norwegian, appreciating nature and looking after the environment is in my DNA. Although I’m an American, I share many of the same attitudes found in Norwegians: enjoy the beauty and respect the power of nature, don’t tolerate social inequity and keep life simple. The reason? These attitudes combined lead to a sustainable life for all. Communication among humans is flawed, at best. If “design” is one’s mindset, then one can use whatever tools are available to communicate a shared idea or plan. As we all know, it’s not easy to communicate complex ideas and ideals simply, but I try. In my work, my design objectives reflect those of the members of the Bauhaus: to unify art, craft and technology for the greater good.
To me, all media can be used to communicate an idea, and I don’t limit myself to one.
Currently, I am Director of Digital Strategy and Design at Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build clean, green and beautiful communities.
Attention to detail and proactive learning are my strong suits, and I also possess a constant desire to improve user experience.
Rhode Island School of Design: BFA in Graphic Design, Honors
New York University: Web Development Certificate:
Web Development With XHTML and CSS – A
MySQL with PHP – A
Content Management System (CMS) Essentials Featuring Drupal – A
Creating Websites for Mobile Devices – A
Aquent Gymnasium: jQuery Building Blocks – Final exam: 90%