Born and raised in a small town in Iowa, I grew up being active in many activities including fishing, hunting, hiking and sports (especially baseball) but the one thing I was talented at from birth was drawing. I would spend countless hours drawing whatever came to mind or any image I saw in front of me. While only an elementary student at the time my talents would eventually attract the attention of high school art teachers. Those art teachers challenged me and nurtured my talents. They inspired and guided my artistic development while encouraging me to go into art professionally. After high school I studied art and design at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa where I achieved a bachelors degree while also playing collegiate baseball. During and after college I worked for a variety of design and ad agencies as well as in-house marketing departments in Iowa and eventually in Colorado. While still doing freelance during the mid 1990s I took a break from marketing to conquer the world of new business development as an account executive at a large printing firm. While in sales I acquired the skills to effectively developed new business, maintain existing clients and hone my sales skills. During this time I created many relationships with people who would ultimately facilitate the beginning of my own design business. Take a look at my portfolio and allow me put this experience to work for your company!
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