An ink pen over some concept sketches.

My Approach

Design is the gray area between art and science. It requires an impartial understanding of human nature, a sensitivity to trends in culture, and an ability to create appealing experiences. When done well, visual design speaks volumes about its subject, while simultaneously avoiding calling attention to itself. Like a building's foundation, it must stand up to scrutiny, but also carry the weight of the client's message. Every project is a chance to fulfill that balance: to say the most while telling the least.


Graphic Designer
Thomson Reuters
New York, NY
2015–Present

  • Produces and expands design vocabulary of marketing materials for Practical Law flagship.
  • Conceptualizes new visual direction for periodical Practical Law The Journal.
  • Devised and introduced methods to facilitate the creative production process.
  • Creates illustrations for marketing materials.


Graphic Designer
Glen Isip Design
New York, NY
2012–Present

Provides expeditious and thorough graphic design and print production services. Conceptualizes and executes design solutions, builds mechanicals, and runs prepress checks for final file delivery.

  • Produced brand-accurate animated web ads for major book publishers within tight timeframes.
  • Prepared final art and mechanicals for an international winery’s POS displays.
  • Performed page layout and colored illustrations for first run of Star Wars-brand Common Core educational workbooks.


Production Manager
Vertical, Inc.
New York, NY
2010–2012

Oversaw art direction, scheduling, and prepress operations for book and graphic novel production. Responsible for employee hiring, job descriptions, and evaluations.

  • Reduced a projected book cover budget by 90% by researching and utilizing alternative image and production solutions.
  • Supervised, evaluated, and trained eight in-house production assistants.
  • Volunteered at company promotional events.


Associate Production Manager
Vertical, Inc.
New York, NY
2007–2010

Constructed page layouts and cover designs for books. Revamped, restructured, and maintained company website.

  • Decreased production hours by 66% by introducing styled text, custom templates, and other best practices to workflow.
  • Increased website efficiency by implementing CSS principles and WordPress as CMS.
  • Established valued relationships with printers, promotion vendors, authors, and designers.


Designer and Production Artist
The Altra Group
New York, NY
2007–2009

Designed and prepared ALTRA magazine for both print and online production. Continued to advise and provide updates for Altra Group materials.

  • Developed brand identity of magazine by unifying the disparate designs of three other designers.
  • Completed design and layout of 72-page magazine.


Art Director
Decisive Factors, Inc.
Staten Island, NY
2004–Present

Designed original identity, brochures, flyers, ads, and signage.

  • Redesigned logo and materials for company’s changing corporate identity.
  • Provides design counsel to CEO.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

InDesign • Photoshop • Illustrator • DreamWeaver • HTML/CSS • WordPress

After Effects • Premiere • Blender • Drawing • Pen & Ink • Watercolor • PC and Mac fluency

I like creating things. If I didn't do visual art and design professionally, I'd certainly doing it on the side somehow. Composing music is also a casual hobby of mine. Experiences that I enjoy that don't involve creating things include gaming, science, and armchair philosophy.

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