Career Update Fall 2017

Last time I posted an update on my work was over a year ago, I had recently left my job at Hanna & Associates to freelance. I also began working as a contractor for my church, doing design and visual work. That contract work led me to a full-time position at the church as communications director. I now oversee marketing/communications for the church, which includes visuals on Sundays, promotion of events and classes, email marketing, video production, brand management, and more. As communications director at the church, I’ve brought some big changes and gotten to work on some pretty fun projects. I wish I had more time to present these all nicely here, but this will have to do […]

Agency Life

I’ve been working at Hanna & Associates Advertising for almost 5 months now. I definitely miss freelancing, but agency life has is really quite wonderful. I don’t have to worry about where my next paycheck is coming from, I get to work with some really talented and fun people, I get to work in an office right on the shores of Lake Couer A’lene (literally, check out the picture below,) and I have health insurance! I’ve been working on some fun projects from ad campaigns for Heritage University to a rebrand of Ski Idaho (which includes a new website) and even helping rework our own agency site. That’s all. Just wanted to give a quick update on my […]

10 Reasons why Freelancing is Awesome.

Sometimes I want a full time job at an ad agency or design firm, but then I remember how great it is to be a freelance designer. Here are the top ten reasons I love freelancing! I can work all day in my pajamas if I want. Unless I have an in-person client meeting. When I send out an invoice, all the money comes directly to me. Of course I have to save some for taxes, but my billable hours aren’t paying for anything but my work. I don’t report to a boss. Yeah, a client is sort of like your temporary boss, but really you’re more like equal partners in business with your clients. I can work […]

Halftone 2014

Halftone is a yearly event showcasing local artists and bands, put on by some of my friends from Design School at EWU.  They hired me to create a video of the event this year. I also contributed a couple of my screenprints. Along with being part of the event, I was excited to go see one of my favorite new bands–Water Monster–play live. Right before I headed home for the night I noticed a piece that drew me in. I quickly recognized it to be one of the works of the amazing Amanda Johnson. I decided to buy it. For me it is something I can put up on my wall that is aesthetically pleasing but will also remind me to […]

What’s Crowdswell?

What’s Crowdswell and what am I doing for them? Crowdswell is a tech startup founded by Eric Dahl and the partners of Magner Sanborn, (Where I did my previous internship.) I am doing a design internship at Crowdswell. You might be thinking: “You’re taking another unpaid internship? That sucks!”But I’m here to say: “Actually it doesn’t! I’m really excited to take part in Crowdswell!” And on a side note, I am still doing freelance work while I intern. Crowdswell’s mission is to crowdsolve and crowdfund ideas, problems and issues on a local level. It’s like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo but for community projects. Plus on an open swell, anyone can solve, not just the person who started it. The […]


During the Fall of 2013 I took a screenprinting class. I’m still not very good at it, but I did come out with a couple cool projects to show, and I learned something about art versus design. For the first project our instructor wanted us to show the contrast between organic and geometric forms. I used the X from the XX album cover and drew sea life inspired organisms growing off of it – as if the X had been floating in some other worldly sea for many years. For the last project of the quarter we were to take our screenprinting to the next level creating a 3D object or sculpture with screenprinting and try to communicate […]

My First Addy Award

Last year for a school project Tyler Weinbender and I were asked to come up with a few Public Service Announcements for SCRAPS. This was one of them. They gave us a script listing off facts and numbers about how it is illegal and the dangers and we decided to pretty much ignore their script entirely. The kind of people who leave their dogs in their cars need an image that is going to stick in their head. The legality of it is not their concern, it is the fact that their pet could be hurt or killed. But we had to figure out how were we going to communicate that in a way that wasn’t depressing and […]

Winter 2014 Update

This may not be the most pretty formatted post, but hey, this is the blog section of the website, not the portfolio! Anyway, this winter I have had quite a bit of work for clients like Nick Brimmer Photography, USWP Manufacturing, Red Lion Hotels Corporation, Crowdswell, Magner Sanborn, and Here are just a few samples: I did some branding work for my good friend and talented Photographer, Nick Brimmer.   I have been shooting and editing video for the Red Lion Corporation’s 2014 Convention in Las Vegas. I was also part of a team at Magner Sanborn producing a Crowdswell video, as a freelance contractor, doing the editing. Crowdswell is a cool new way to help your local community become […]

Happy New Year!

Well, I’m done with college now, and if you are reading this you might be wondering what my plans are. (You also, might not care at all. If that’s the case, don’t feel like you need to read the rest of the page.) Do I have a job? Do I plan to live in my parents basement forever? (No.) Currently I am just doing some freelance work that pays pretty well, problem is it’s just not always consistent, which is why I hope to get a job at an ad agency or design firm after my current biggest freelance job is finished. The job will culminate with a week long business trip to Las Vegas in April, so […]

Portfolio Show

I am finally finishing design school after this quarter. I only have a couple days left! It’s really exciting and a little scary. Design school has been really fun, and I’m happy with the way things turned out. I had no idea what to expect going into it. I just knew I wanted to do something where I could be creative, but I could have never guessed I would have ended up loving it so much and be interning during my last quarter at a great place like Magner Sanborn. I wouldn’t have thought I would be part of a minor that my advisor and I made up so that students could dive deeper into video production without having […]