Manchester Community College: Associate Degree
Multimedia: Graphic Design
Central Connecticut State University: Bachelor's Degree
Industrial Technology: Graphics Technology
I am a passionate, experienced graphic designer with proven skills in print, web, and user-interface design. Working with programs like, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver is something I love doing on a regular basis. I believe in clear and simple design that communicates the desired message without any ambiguity. That is why I believe in creating UI that is intuitive and easy to navigate and across various digital platforms like tablets, laptops and other mobile devices.
The digital marketing industry is continuously changing and changing fast. I understand these days anyone with a computer can create designs. Not just any type of graphic designs, rather visually appealing work of art. However, with the advancements in technology, being able to create illustrations is not enough. There needs to be more to a graphic designer, like understanding layout concepts, typography, and versatility of the design across multiple channels like web, hand-held mobile devices and tablet computers. These are just a couple of things that I think a well-seasoned digital designer should have the knowledge of. My education and my interest in digital design has given me the opportunity to understand the different elements of effective design and technology.
Currently I work full-time at Penske Vehicle Services as a Web UI Designer. When I don't have any projects to work on I dig through some of my old work and see if I can some how expand on it or I would design mock websites using HTML5 and CSS3 or work in Photoshop to enhance some of my old photographs or work on my freelance business site. Basically I do whatever I can to keep the creative juices flowing and stay acclimated with Adobe Creative Suite applications. I also watch tutorial videos online and try and use the concepts and strategies I learn into my own projects.
Beyond graphic design skills I provide consultation on responsive web design and search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. I try to stay apprised of all the nuances in the realm of digital design tech so that I can provide optimum level of service to my clients and potential employers.
Feel free to reach out to me if you need some design work done. Or if your looking to grow your creative team. I am open to collaborative projects as well.