I am a practicing graphic designer and artist who serves as Chair for the Visual Communication and Design program at Virginia Tech in Southwest Virginia. I received my Bachelors at University of Illinois, with a focus in Graphic Design, and a Masters of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus in Visual Communication Design.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, I worked professionally as a designer for the Architecture and Design firm, Marnell Companies, where I regularly worked with Architects, Interior Designers, and Industrial Designers on large-scale resorts. My primary design focus is on branding, typography, user-experience design, editorial design, and packaging. I regularly collaborate on Freelance Design projects and Grant research. My work has been awarded nationally and internationally by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), Graphic Design U.S.A., Graphis, Hiii Typography, and the University & College Designers Association (UCDA).
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