Freelance Graphic Design & Marketing
Moorhead, MN
It seems like forever.

I’m a one-man-show, a jack-of-all-trades and an attempted master-of-hyphens. Identity work. Graphic design. WordPress websites. Etc. …lots of et cetera!

Graphic Designer – Marketing Consultant
Pro Solution Center, Hibbing, MN
April 2018 to present.

Pro Solution Center provides creative, communication, marketing and consulting. In my role, I work directly with clients on print and digital design projects, websites, social media, digital advertising, promotional products and apparel, and more.

Marketing & Creative Manager
MCD Solutions, Hibbing, MN
April 2017 to April 2018.

I planned and executed all of the marketing and creative for an Iron Range-based tech company. Projects included print and digital design, whiteboard animations, voice-overs, and website management.

Graphic Designer
Brewers Supply Group, Shakopee, MN.
November 2015 to June 2016

At BSG I was part of a team of six that supported all of the marketing, creative, copy and packaging for Brewers Supply Group, Rahr Corporation and a variety of vendors.

  • Provided print and digital creative for all divisions of Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG Craftbrewing, BSG Hops, BSG Canada, BSG Wine, BSG Distilling, BSG Handcraft) as well as Rahr Corporation and Rahr Malting. Projects ranged from print advertisements to digital ads, package design, trade show materials, swag, website images and more.
  • Collaborate and create advertisements and creative for partner brands distributed through BSG including maltsters such as Weyermann®, Simpson’s, Patagonia, Crisp and RJS Wine.

Advertising/Marketing Manager
Hoigaard’s/Vail Resorts Retail, St. Louis Park, MN
January 2007 to November 2015

In this role, I wore a multitude of hats: print and digital design; email marketing; advertising purchasing and planning; event planning; strategic partnerships and sponsorships; budgeting; light video editing and whatever else found its way to my desk.

  • Designed or directed the creation of all store advertising and merchandising assets, ranging from in-store signage and POP to direct mail, vehicle graphics, banner ads, television ads and more.
  • Lead a team to reinvigorate the marketing efforts of company’s custom canvas division with print collateral and digital strategies.
  • Streamlined marketing budget and production costs.
  • Planned, executed and created marketing for five consecutive record-breaking weekend-long fall Tent Sales.
  • Shaped a variety of partnerships ranging from ski schools ski areas and clubs to non-profit organizations such as the City of Lakes Loppet and National MS Society.

Editor, Founder, Designer
October 2005 to Present

  • Publisher of the Twin Cities’ longest-running craft beer news website.
  • Social media influencer with 16k+ Twitter followers, nearly 4000 Facebook followers and a website that, at times, will see upwards of 1000 unique visitors per day.

St. Cloud State University – BFA Graphic Design

  • AIGA
  • Student Graphic Design Association
  • Open Design Studio
  • Circulation Project (NYC)

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

  • Coursework in photography, advertising, PR, and design.

Fergus Falls Community College – Associate of Arts

  • Spartan newspaper feature editor

Moorhead Business Association – Member

Miracle Mile Merchants Association Board of Directors – Board Member, President

St. George’s Episcopal Church – Vestry Member

St. Louis Park Magazine – Editorial Advisory Board

Social Media Breakfast: Brewing Up a Buzz for Beer – Panelist