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i want to do this:

develop conceptual, design, and leadership skills in all areas of graphic design while building a deep, diverse knowledge of anything i can. in addition, have as much fun as humanly possible while doing so.

i learned how to design here:

central michigan university
sept. 2004 - may 2009
bachelor of fine arts
graphic design concentration

i've had fun here:

fanatics inc.
november 2010 - april 2013
graphic/web design
northbrook, illinois

june 2009 - november 2010
graphic/web design
southfield, michigan

jan. 2007 - may 2009
design/assistant art director
mount pleasant, michigan

i have [mad] skills in:

adobe photoshop (10yrs)
adobe indesign (8yrs)
adobe illustrator (8yrs)
adobe dreamweaver (6yrs)
html (6yrs)
css (6yrs)

i also know:

adobe flash (3yrs)
adobe after effects (1yrs)

i've won these awards:

n.a.c.a. - outstanding design award
sept. 2009
best student poster design

local gold addy/student best in show
feb. 2009
collateral material

graphic design capstone exhibition
nov. 2008
central michigan art gallery
mount pleasant, michigan

creative smackdown winner: design
oct. 2008
grand rapids, michigan

"diversity never looked so good" exhibition
sept. 2008
central michigan university
mount pleasant, michigan

regional silver student addy
april 2008
collateral material

two local silver student addys
march 2008
collateral/promotional material

centralis scholarship
may 2004 - april 2008
central michigan university
mount pleasant, michigan

i've designed for:

baltimore sun, boston globe, charlotte bobcats, chicago tribune, comcast sports, fansedge, golden state warriors, indiana hoosiers, jcpenney, justin tuck, kansas city chiefs, la times, louisville cardinals, majestic athletic, miami hurricanes, mlb photostore, mounted memories, nba photostore, nbc sports, nhl photostore, philadelphia eagles, portland trailblazers, pro sports memorabilia, purdue boilermakers, san diego chargers, sports cases, starstruck, texas longhorns, usa today, washington wizards, zubaz

do i have the references?

yep, i've got some. you want 'em? just ask!