My Process is Direct. I start by listening in order to fully understand the client's objectives and confirming the projects desired outcomes. Conceptual solutions are then developed that are relevant to the specific audience to encourage a desired set of actions. Once a direction is approved, I spend the bulk of my time refining the language and crafting visuals to meet the project deadline. The final materials will be true to your brand and tell an authentic story.

A Hearty Mix of Solutions

The following categories are a good snapshot of work I've created over the past 15-20 years where I tend to focus on organizations and companies who offer services to help the community, rather than selling products. My insights are also based on personal experience as I'm an active participant.

I've served on 3 non-profit boards, continue to teach kids workshops and organizing events where many of them also raised funds for community initiatives, and continue to design and screen print protest posters given away at marches and protest gatherings to support social issues.

Click on any category to see the range of my work.

Graphic Design Clients

American Cancer Society, American Pathology Partners, Antarctic Support Contract, Black Loves Mural Festival, Blackberries Coffee & Ice Cream, Colorado Alliance of Illustrators, Colorado School of Mines, Concept Restuarants, Cushman Club of America, Denver Art Museum, Denver Arts & Venue, Dorian De Long Arts/Music Scholarship, Environmental Learning Center, Get Outdoors Colorado, Harmonic Media, HealthOne, Hey PBJ, HOW Design Conference, Jazzed Media, Knitting 4 Peace, LABS, Loveland Museum Gallery, Market Central, Mosaic Employer Solutions, Naked Goat Farms, Peace Jam Foundation, Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital, Rialto Cafe, Sara Behling Pottery, Spectrographics, Summer Scholars, Table Mountain Inn, The Cable Center, Think360, United States Olympic Committee, Vandaveer, Via Baci, Woody's Pizza, and more...

Photography Clients

AIGA, American Cancer Society, Arthouse Design, Bonfils Blood Center, Colorado School of Mines, Concept Restaurants, Get Outdoors Colorado, HealthONE Colorado, Jazzed Media, PeaceJam Foundation, Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital, Rialto Cafe, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Table Mountain Inn, The International Council of Graphic Design Associations, Vermilion Design

Awards & Recognition

2022 Westword Best of Denver Community Service

2020 Nominated for CBCA Business for the Arts Award

2019 Selected to design official poster for the 2022 Ice Stock Music Festival, McMurdo South Pole Station

2018 Selected to design official poster for the 2019 Race Around the World, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

2018 Poster selected to be in permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum

2017 Westword Best of Denver Craft Classes Ink Lounge

2016 Selected to design 3 art prints for the United States Olympic Committee

2015 Creative Mornings Denver Ink Experts speaker

2014 Westword Best f Denver Holiday Craft Market ManCraft

2012 Westword Best of Denver Manly Craft Market ManCraft

2011 Selected to design 50th anniversary Peace Corps posters for the Return Peace Corps Volunteers Colorado

2010 ADCD Gold Best of Category Illustration


2010 ADCD Gold Best of PROJECTS Printing

2010 Selected to design/print HOW Design conference poster

2009 Selected to be offical Icograda conference photographer, Beijing, China

2009 ADCD Bronze Award DNCC Posters

2009 ADCD Silver Award Icograda George Poster

2008 Selected to design official DNCC posters

2007 1/100 world poster artists selected to exhibit at the Icograda Cuba conference in Havana, Cuba

2007 Awarded Lifetime Friend of ICOGRADA

2005 1/7 USA poster designers selected to participate/exhibit in AIGA XCD Sharing Dreams Project, Havana, Cuba

2004 Selected to be a resident designer at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia–6 weeks

2003 2 awards of merit AIGA Colorado 501c Advertising and Design Awards Show

2003 Gold award from XPEDX for Silo identity


2002 Selected to be one of three judges for the AIGA Wichita Design awards show

2002 Named one of “50 Designers to Watch” by Graphic Design USA magazine

2001 Awarded Communication Designer of the Year by the Colorado American Cancer Society

2000 Awarded Communication Designer of the Year by the Colorado American Cancer Society

1998 Bronze award at ADCD annual awards for Polar Bottle packaging

1997 2 logos published in book of American Identities

1996 Silver award at ADCD annual awards for Spank Snowboards identity

1992 Silver award at ADCD annual student awards for Catcher in the Rye book jacket

1991 Won student poster competition for the Fort Collins Lincoln Center where poster was produced



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