19 years experience working within the graphic and exhibit design sector.
Passionate about creating engaging, audience focused, goal specific communication experiences.
Dedicated to and successful at working cooperatively with team members, co-workers, and clients.
Proactive problem solver with management skills to complete projects on time and within budget.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and a working knowledge of Filemaker, Sketchup, HTML, CSS, Wordpress and Microsoft Office.
Leading interpretive design, development, and planning for McBryde Garden Renewal Master Plan. Currently developing garden-wide experiences to re-establish interpretation within the garden, a fundamental component to National Tropical Botanical Garden's mission. Work also includes wayfinding, merchandise creation, development and marketing campaign creative direction, and program and event planning.
Updating and maintaining National Tropical Botanical Garden advertising, identity, and website with a focus on effective standardization and brand messaging.
Project Manager during design phases for Assiniboine Park and Zoo's Journey to Churchill exhibit an American Zoo and Aquarium Association's 2015 Top Honors and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums top exhibit design award winner.
Lead graphic designer for Minnesota Zoo's "Russia's Grizzly Coast" an American Zoo and Aquarium Association's 2009 Top Honors award winner.
Created memorable print advertisements, direct mail, conference and tradeshow materials, holiday cards, and various marketing material to support The Portico Group's mission and brand.
Led the visual redesign of The Portico Group's brand that has been reflected in a website redesign, proposal templates/covers, advertisements, and direct mail pieces.
Focused attention on collaboration within teams to produce strategic and engaging work that meets the requirements of the client and project goals.
Strategic planning of communication efforts across multiple departments to create cohesive organization-wide messages.
Understands all aspects of a creative project's development from conceptualization, design, production, and evaluation.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and working styles.
Project Management & Organization
Acted as co-chair of National Tropical Botanical Garden's 50th anniversary committee, planning year long and organization-wide events and initiatives.
Project manager for 50th Anniversary concert featuring 10 award winning musicians.
With The Portico Group, managed exhibit design projects with a team of five people and three
Managed exhibit fabrication budgets of $200,000 to $5.5 M.
Created a custom exhibit development database system with Filemaker for The Portico Group that aids in the tracking, reduction of errors, and efficiency of organizing hundreds of exhibit elements.
Demonstrated ability to work self directed within stated budgets and timelines while maintaining multiple projects in a studio setting and within a freelance capacity.
Analytic approach to time management, project planning, and problem solving.
2012-present - National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalāheo, HI, Exhibit and Graphic Design Manager
2010-2012 - The Portico Group, Seattle, WA., Senior Associate: Exhibit and Graphic Designer
2005-2010 - The Portico Group, Seattle, WA., Associate: Exhibit and Graphic Designer
2000-2005 - Edquist Davis Exhibits, Seattle, WA., Associate: Exhibit and Graphic Designer
1996-1998 - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA., Graphic Designer
Environmental Design Instructor - Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA., 2012 Instructor for a senior level course with 17 students. Covered basic exhibit design philosophies and development techniques. Students worked in groups to create museum exhibits, give presentations,
and create design documents.
Exhibit and Graphic Designer - Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience,
Seattle, WA., 2009-2012 Design of exhibit graphics for museum exhibits: Asian American Arcade, Schooled!, and Cultural Confluence.
Graphic Designer - Firsthand Technology, Seattle, WA., 2009 Created marketing material to accompany a traveling exhibit based on tooth care education.
Environmental Graphic Designer - Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA., 2008 Designed exterior signage for the museum's new building and home. Signage included a large two story illuminated sign, entrance sign, and various window applied solutions to brand the building and create a visually identifiable place.
Producing Director - Northwest Asian American Film Festival, Seattle, WA., 2002-2006 Managed production and implementation of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival, an annual
four day film festival showcasing approximately 40 short and feature length films with diverse themes.
Planner and Interactive Designer - "Guy Simplant - Case of the Ailing Heart", 2002-2003 Developed and produced "Guy Simplant", a web based educational game for University of Washington Bioengineering Department and Hope Heart Institute to educate middle school students about
Graphic Designer and Board Member - Northwest Asian American Theatre, Seattle, WA., 1998-2007 Designer for a variety of Northwest Asian American Theatre materials including posters, flyers, logos,
MFA, Visual Communications, University of Washington, Seattle WA. 1998-2000
BFA, Graphic Design, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. 1994-1998