TWO QUESTIONS…

 

Where are the mountains?

and… 



Where do you want them moved to?

I’ve always appreciated those words when a client told me that was the attitude our team conveyed to them. Always ready to take on a challenge even when it seemed monumental. Now, whenever I feel like current problem is to big, I think about those words, dig in and take the first step. 

 

Experience

The Resicom Group + Mindflow Group |  Creative Director + Brand Manager |  March 2011 – Present
Dynamic + hybrid position responsible for two key company roles. Manage Resicom’s branded communication tools and website, including client communications, training documentation, videos, trade show booths and sales materials. Mindflow duties include design, direction and management of projects for external clients of Mindflow Group. Developed sub-brand for Mindflow Cafe; environmental design brand creation and develop a co-working retail space. Also, I’ve built multiple websites to support sales needs, here’s a recent site rebuild.

Echo Design Group  |  Creative Director – November 1999 – March 2011
Responsible for creative direction, conceptualizing and overseeing print, signage and online solutions for various clients. Managed print and online designers, attended client meetings, presented creative, photoshoot direction and press checks.

Design Tower  |  Senior Designer – June 1995 – December 1999
Responsible for designing for print projects which included identity development, capabilities brochures and showroom signage. Key involvement in design and production for all projects.

 

Skills & Expertise

Expertise: Brand Building, Logo Development, Corporate Identity, Brochures, Website Development, Email Marketing, Newsletters, Advertising, Publications, Direct Mail, Signage Systems and Interactive Graphics

App Proficiency: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Apple iWork, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, QuarkExpress, Microsoft Office

Online / Social Proficiency: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedInTwitter, Tumblr, WordPress, MailChimp, SmartSheet, Evernote, BatchGeo, MatterPort 3d VR Scanning

 

Education

Northern Illinois University  |  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communication

 

Community Involvement + Personal Projects

Lemont Chamber of Commerce – Marketing Director ( two terms )

Lemont Outdoors – Founder & Director.
Created a local, grassroots outdoors group focused on hiking, cycling, paddling and general outdoors. { link }

Scout Troop 149 & Cub Scout Pack 249 – Assistant Scoutmaster, Assistant Cubmaster,  Marketing Committee + Den Leader – Rebranded Pack + Troop, Community Outreach.
Outcome: doubled annual enrollment and introduced Scouting to future generations. { link }

Downtown Lemont Commission – Marketing Committee Chair, Community Outreach.
Created visual brand & marketing materials to promote Downtown Lemont.

Active Transportation Alliance – Steering Committee Member for Village of Lemont.
Outcome: revised community bylaws for more pedestrian and cycling paths in community.

makerLAB Lemont – Committee + Branding – Worked with Committee to create and brand.
Worked with Committee to create the maker club, also designed brand.

Etsy, WilliamChas Vintage – Founder & Director.
Created an online shop selling vintage electronics, cameras, lamps and awesomeness. { link }

Quarryman Challenge 10 mile + 5k Race – Co-Founder  / Designer / Committee Member /
Created local event to bring athletes to Lemont. 11 Years of fitness and awareness.

References available on request.