Never settle for the easy solution. Challenges will always produce a better product and form a better designer.
With this being an “about me” section, here’s a few random things about me: I was born and raised in Florida. I have two amazing boys that make me whole. I have a love/hate relationship with running. Music is a big part of my life. I’m pretty decent in the kitchen and behind the grill. If you love cats, we probably won’t get along. I like cold hoppy beer, so let’s get together and throw one back sometime.
2008 to present day
Spins and Grins is my freelance company that focuses on primarily the wedding industry. Although a majority of my clients are involved in the wedding industry, I have clients in other industries, such as law firms and the medical field. My niche in wedding industry design came about after seeing how much my wife dreaded sitting in front of a computer for hours laying out her images for an album, creating marketing material, trying to build her website, and trying to brand her new business….all while working full time as a photographer. Spins and Grins offers custom branding, websites, marketing material, and wedding album designs for photographers.
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from 2007 to present day
For Pineapple Willy's, Inc, I have had the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Advertising. This role has included, but not been limited to, creating all creative marketing for advertising (print ads, billboards, signs, menus, promotional products, t-shirts and posters), creating and maintaining social media accounts, maintaining websites, and creating new marketing campaigns for the business.
In 2012, the company opened a new custom concept restaurant called "The Wicked Wheel Bar and Grill". I had the privilege to conceptualize and create all visual branding for this concept - logos, signs, menus, promotional products, website, and all POS collateral. For The Wicked Wheel, I have also maintained all marketing and advertising materials and campaigns, as well as all social media accounts.
Young and naive to where my passion was, I started to pursue my childhood dream of law enforcement. Obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Criminology with a minor in Underwater Crime Scene Investigations was a great accomplishment that felt good for a fleeting moment. Even though I learned a lot of new things and acquired some great skills, there was always something in me that was empty, that I didn't realize at the time was my passion for design.
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