After graduating with a B.A. in Art and Design from West Virginia Wesleyan College I joined Informatics Studio in 1998 as an Interactive Media Designer. After a few years I was promoted to Art Director and became responsible for managing the design staff while working in close collaboration with the creative director and clients to establish the stylistic direction of interactive and print media produced by Informatics.
During my time at Informatics I have been involved with both print and electronic communications for a number of national clients. Most recently, I was the lead designer and project manager for the US Department of Education’s Race to the Top APR Collection System and Visual Display. The web system provides state grantees the ability to submit data related to their progress for their annual performance report as well as four-year targets for success towards increasing student outcomes. Additional work with the US Department of Education includes the design of the visual display of the Title II data collection and reporting website, social marketing and educational programs aimed at Native American and other targeted communities, where he developed the communication objectives for the programs as well as the overall branding, strategic marketing and design through technical implementation.
I have also developed comprehensive communication programs at Informatics Studio that include branding and strategic design, as well as marketing communications for clients that include the National Institutes of Health (Office of the Director), National Cancer Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Schools of Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh), US Department of Health and Human Services, National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Museum of the US Army, US Department of State, the United Nations Development Programme, and the National Council for Science and the Environment.