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I have 16 years experience in the printing industry. I started out by doing manual paste-up, darkroom work and even running the press in high school graphic arts class. I continued my graphic arts education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology.

After graduating from AppState, I moved to Glasgow, Scotland, for 6 months to work for an internet company as a member of the data team and, later, as their Image & Charts Master. After my visa was up, I moved back to my hometown of Athens, Georgia, and worked at Data Supplies, Inc. for Lawrenceville-based Design Type. Following Design Type, I was hired by DFI Print Service for four years after which I got a wild hair and up and moved to Minneapolis! I only regret the move about 2 months into every Winter.

For the past year, I was the in-house designer for the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross. It was an excellent time of growth as a designer and I learned a lot about non-profit marketing in a tight economy. However, due to the economic downturn, I was laid off in December. Now I am back to full time freelance work until I secure a new permanent on-site job. I have several years of experience in prepress as well as design and can do a 12-up business card layout faster than you can say "the press is down."

Click the links to the left and it will take you to my online portfolio. If you would like to see the real samples in person, contact me using the contact link above.