August 1992 Corporate Awards
Graphic Designer

My first job with benefits was working for this company in St. Paul, Minnesota that made corporate awards. I spent my days scanning business cards to get company logos and cleaning them up in Illustrator. I really honed my typography skills because most times I had to retype the logos in the corporate fonts because the art was so poor.

August 1993 Commercial Printing
Electronic Prepress Artist

After a year at Advance Corp, I overheard our print sales rep talking about opportunities at his company that paid much more than I was making. When I started at JR, there were only 3 other Electronic Presspress Artists and about a dozen film strippers. By the time I left 5 years later, I had trained the traditional strippers how to paginate on Macs and there was one stripper remaining.

August 1998 Business Owner
Opened my own studio

Too many stories to tell...

August 1993 In-House Creative Team
Senior Graphic Designer

I started out on the 2nd shift doing car dealer ads while still running my design studio