I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic design with a minor in Graphic Arts Imaging Technology from Appalachian State University. Even though having a degree sounds good, I feel the 11 years of running a freelance business is far more useful.
1998-1999 I worked at Clark Printing as a designer in Asheville NC while finishing college. This gave me first hand knowledge of every aspect of the printing industry.
In 2000 I moved with my wife to the Nashville area, where I took the job as graphic designer for a record label. During this time I was continuing Right Hand Design which was my freelance business I had started in college. After less than a year the record company decided to close and I went freelance full-time.
In 2003 Integrity Media started a film & video division in Brentwood TN. I was hired as the senior designer but as an independent contractor. This allowed me to continue my freelance business as I had my office with Integrity Film & Video. A little over two years later they decided to close so I was back on my own again.
During the summer of 2007 I was approached by Zungz to design a logo for their new invention. During the next few months I designed their marketing materials and helped them give their brand a look. We became good friends and I was given a % of the company and asked to come on board fulltime. I worked with them for the next year and a half launching their new product.
From 2009 till now I have been back to full-time freelance work and I am actively looking for my next challenge.
Marketing and Advertising: I have always loved the concept of getting the consumers attention. How do I make this product stand out from the rest? How do I make the consumer stop and read this ad? I find great joy in these challenges and you will be hard pressed to find someone who does more research than I do on the given subject matter.
PRINT: There is nothing better than seeing the design that was in your head being put to paper. I have a passion for print work with an extensive knowledge of the printing industry. I have been using Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign for over 14 years now and consider myself somewhat of a pro (even though I still learn new techniques daily). Photo retouching is another of my passions and I am hired to retouch many of the musicians here in Nashville.
I have never been fired from any job.
I have never advertised my freelance business in 11 years and relied solely on my name and word of mouth.
I find more fulfillment in solving problems than anything, be it design problems, or rewiring my house.
I want to finish an Ironman one day. I have always been intrigued with pushing your body to the limits.
I love to trout fish in the mountains and wish I had more time to do it.
Acceptance Insurance Allegra American Household BMG Buzzplant Centricity Records Centurion Medical EMI Fuseic Music Galaxy Digital Grace Hill Media Hosanna Music INO records Integrity Film and Video Integrity Media Inc. Integrity Worship Institute Kenneth Copeland Ministries Mission City Press Musicianaries International, Inc. Provident Music Group Radio Shack Razor & Tie The Acappella Company The Clever Factory Thomas Nelson Tyndale House Publishers Word Music Group, Inc. World Digital Media World Wide Worship and many more.