Creative and versatile graphic designer dedicated to simple, clean and effective design. Experienced in the management of the complete design process, from conceptualization to delivery, while maintaining efficiency and focus in a fast moving and changing environment. An expert in the delivery of a consistent and conceptually strong design across multiple platforms and media.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Illustration concentration American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois (2006)


Graphic Design, Illustrations, Presentations, Photo Retouching, Video Production, Motion Graphics


Help develop new ideas and concepts for advertising campaigns, corporate branding, advertisement, and promotional collateral;

Creative design and layout of various advertising and marketing materials including brochures, invitations, logos, greeting cards, and miscellaneous collateral pieces; presentations, RFP, RFI, mood boards and stage renderings;

Manage projects through, from ideation to production, interacting effectively with printers and outside vendors;

Ability to work independently as well as in colloboration across a multi-functional team, to deliver well-designed communications in both traditional and digital media;

Management of multiple projects at a time, while under pressure to meet weekly deadlines and clients’ expectations;

Keeping up with current design technologies and ability to quickly learn new skills and applications as needed;

A firm grasp of image, color and typography fundamental theory and best practice

Professional experience

Nightmusique Inc (2015 – present) – Graphic Design
Developed and promoted own personal brand of design, fine art and audio production services for a variety of clients from small family business to multinational corporations.
Select Client List: Freeman XP, Nokia, Marin Software, Hebros Foods, Tatoheads, George’s Brand Meat

Rhea + Kaiser (2014–2015) – Graphic Design
Helped acquire new business, created award winning work, and elevated the overall level of company’s design portfolio.
Select Client List: Bayer Crop Science, Northwestern Medical, FS, VPL

Creative Circle (2009–2014) – Graphic Design
Delivered effective and efficient design for a diverse clientele of marketing and advertising agencies.
Select Client List: Freeman, Energy BBDO, Hamilton Communications, SCC, Life Fitness, V-Tech, The David James Group, The MX Group, Cadence Inc

Event Creative (2007–2009) – Graphic Design & Multimedia
Took various roles as a one-man team and contributed to the acquisition of a major brand as a new client securing a multi city marketing tour.
Select Client List: Ameriprise, Calyon Agricole, Food For Thought, BCG, After School Matters, Playstation, Coca Cola, Miller Lite, Gatorade

Event Architects – currently Agency EA (2007–2009) – Graphic Design
Created variety of design projects and contributed to the growth and establishment of the brand’s image.
Select Client List: United Airlines, Bacardi, Dell

Creative Vision & Approach

Controlled Chaos

My paintings don’t pop out, they pull you in!
My work doesn’t really have a statement that is intended as such. There is no pre-conceived concept implied in the content. Rather, it is an open and direct invitation to the audience’s imagination. The meaning or the story is created by the viewer and it carries the emotional and personal elements of their own perception. Every person has a story and everyone’s story is different.
I believe part of the reason for this effect is the way I approach the painting process itself. The idea or the essence of the painting is developed and brought to life entirely during the creation process. The work evolves organically literally under my hands. It is like it is painting itself in a way, and I am just there to direct the overall chaos, to stir and manage the brushes and paints as they fly around in unexpected directions.
Basic geometric and organic shapes are the building blocks in most of my work. They morph into each other to imply a perceptual depth and to create movement. Through these shapes, lines and movements, the viewer’s imagination is invited onto a journey.

A little nightmusique...

Most of my music is created similarly and has been greatly inspired by my approach to painting. Ideas are developed and captured quickly. There is no elaborate post editing or studio trickery. The point is to capture an idea I like and move on.



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