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Emmy award-winning versatile graphic designer, conceptual illustrator, who operates an independent design and publishing house, knowledgeable in various creative commercial fields from print, broadcast, graphic design, to sales and marketing. Poised to offer business insights towards expanding brand awareness and sales within matrix organizations.
Additional competencies include the following:
Executive : Program Management | Sales/Marketing | Re-branding | Consultation | Budgeting & Cost Analysis
Creative Director : Graphic Design | Layout and Production | Campaigns | Illustration
Multi-Media : Broadcast Design & Animation | TV Set Design | Web Design | Photography
Software : Adobe Design Suite | Microsoft Office
Author and Cartoonist : Paige and Company, The Twelve Months of Michigan
Publisher, Distributor, Public Speaker and Presenter : Paige and Company, The Twelve Months of Michigan, motivating youth to explore the world through their own unique creativity and talents.
Graphic Design, Author, Cartoonist, Publisher, Sales, Marketing
The Pear Tree Press, Inc., Commerce Township, MI - Present
Graphic Design, Principal Author, Cartoonist, Publisher, Sales, Marketing
Successfully self-published and sold over 18K+ - The Twelve Months of Michigan. Publication Date: December 2013 - Hardcover - ISBN: 978-0-578-12988-4.
Featured in over 80 Michigan Merchant Shops including Hallmark Stores / Barneys /Ace Hardware Gifts. Featured on Channel 2 Detroit, Hour Magazine, Interview with WJR Radio Paul W. Smith.
Appeared on CBS 62 4/10/17 - Click to Watch Segment on CBS 62 4/10/17
Other clients include: American Jewelry and Loan, Hardcore Pawn T.V. Show, Re-Designed Website for ProHome Michigan Franchise, to include video demonstrations, The Village of Rochester Hills ads, billboards, monthly events poster illustrations, web graphics.
Fine Paper Specialist
Veritiv Corporation formerly xpedx / International Paper - Livonia, MI - 2013 to 2019
Paper specialist for Veritiv Corporation, assisting sales team, consultation of product lines, paper
samples, engineered pre-production mock-ups for Advertising Agencies, Automotive Print Agencies
including GM, Cadillac, Team Detroit, Ford campaigns and major printers nationwide.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
littlefish design - Ann Arbor, MI! - 2011 to 2013
Design, Conceptual Illustrations, Muralist, Environmental Way Showing Assistant. Worked with Team
Lead Designer, Architects and Landscape Architects to produce design system ideas for improving the
movement of pedestrians from major motorized highways, streets, parking lots to eventually navigate user through buildings to final destination most effectively. Projects for the Trinity Healthcare System, Saint Joseph Ann Arbor, Saint Mary Mercy Livonia.
Veritiv Corporation formerly xpedx / International Paper - Livonia, MI - 2006 to 2011
Represented over 80 major paper mills and products to advertising agencies and printers in Metro
Detroit. Provided sales promotion programs, customer training on new substrate innovations and trends
in the industry. Created end to end order tracking system, that included calculations of environmental
savings for end users to qualify for Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forest Initiative
programs, which ensures end-product sustainability requirements. Onsite Creative Director for events,
trade shows and client communications.
Manager, Marketing Director, Creative Director
The Silverman Companies - Bluemoon Partners LLC - Bingham Farms, MI - 2002 to 2004
Delivered all design, marketing and advertising for luxury housing units as well as bid proposal
presentations, website design and interactive CDs. Ad placement, budgets, analysis of advertising R.O.I.
Worked with construction and development teams to created proposals for major builders in the Metro
Co-Owner, Art Director
After Seven Design Studio - Berkley, MI
Provided design for broadcast, print and web as well as business consultation. Provided new design and
advertising system for the reconstruction of The “New” Village of Rochester Hills Shopping Center -
A Robert B. Aikens & Associates, LLC Development.
Senior Creative Director
WXYZ-TV Channel 7 - Detroit Michigan, ABC Affiliate - Southfield, MI
Senior Creative Director. Award-winning print and web design, illustration, animation and broadcast!
set design supporting key TV programs including Kelly & Company, International Auto Show, Healthy.
Living Live Show, Detroit Grand Prix Car Race. Encouraged the switch over to Macintosh computers
from traditional broadcast equipment. Trainer for new designers, created and
implemented new processes for creation and development of archival system to decrease production
time. Reorganized the design and production for The Annual International Auto Show Premiere Live
Bachelor's in Fine Arts & Graphic Design
Michigan State University - Lansing, MI 1989
Dale Carnegie - Human Relationships, Sales and Management courses.
R.E.B.A. - Midwest Winner of - The 12 Months of Michigan - Best Picture Book All Ages
Creative Child Magazine - The 12 Months of Michigan - Book of The Year
Dale Carnegie - Top Human Relationship Principals Award
Logo Lounge - Volume 5: Corporate Identity, Mythology/Animal Edition for CAT Logo
Logo Lounge - Special Edition, Corporate Identity, Sinsational Cookies Logo
Peak Performer - xpedx / International Paper Sales
Logo Lounge - Volume 3: Enchanted Minstrel Music Logo
Bronze Telly - WXYZ Re-Design, NE United States
Emmy - WXYZ Re-design
Bronze Telly - WXYZ 50th Anniversary, NE Untied States
Bronze Telly - WXYZ Olympics promo, NE United States
BDA Silver Award - WXYZ Healthy Living Package
Emmy - WXYZ Yearender
Emmy - WXYZ Re-design
MAB - Best Commercial WXYZ Yearender
BDA Bronze - WXYZ Family Picnic Poster Painting, Detroit Grand Prix
BDA Bronze - WXYZ Detroit Grand Prix
Emmy - WXYZ Metro Open
2010 - present
2010 - present