I am a creative director and visual designer with a passion for building large-scale design systems, campaigns and corporate identities. I balance strong analytical skills with conceptual thinking and a keen design sensibility to deliver meaningful projects with substance. For over 23 years, I have designed corporate communications for both print and digital expressions for a variety of brands and industries, including several Fortune 100 companies: 3M, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Target.
Specialties: Art Direction, Ideation, Information Design, Interaction Design, Mentorship, Typography
Boeing, Creative Services, Associate Creative Director / May 2016 – Present
Work in-house with a focus on design strategy and art direction. Provide creative leadership to the design staff and lead projects to deliver on-brand solutions from ideation to design and implementation for both print and digital application for multiple business partners across the enterprise.
NakagawaCo, Design Director / January 2016 – Present
Provide creative and art direction, design strategy, project management and graphic design. Deliver solutions for both print and digital application for multiple clients from ideation to design and implementation, oversee production and quality assurance of final deliverables.
Key clients: Clearwater Paper, Northbound, Recovery Café
Digital Kitchen, Creative Director / January 2015 – January 2016
Provided creative direction, big picture thinking and design strategy, functioned as lead designer on multiple projects, oversaw design quality assurance, managed direct reports, and worked with strategists and account directors to assess existing and new client opportunities.
Key clients: Avery Dennison, Boeing, Coca-Cola
Methodologie, Design Director / March 2013 – January 2015
Directly managed design staff, functioned as lead designer on multiple projects, provided creative direction, big picture thinking and design strategy, oversaw design quality assurance, worked with business development, strategy and account teams to assess new and existing client opportunities, directed photo shoots, participated in recruiting and hiring, and collaborated with chief creative officer on firm-wide creative initiatives, design processes and innovation.
Key clients: Avery Dennison, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Target
Methodologie, Senior Designer / June 2008 – March 2013
Lead designer focused on the creation, extension and evolution of large-scale, corporate identities and brand systems, designed solutions for both print and digital application for multiple clients from concept to implementation, oversaw production and quality assurance of final deliverables, directed photo shoots and attended press checks.
Key clients: 3M, Boeing, Gap, Kraft Foods, Qualcomm, Sterling Bank
Methodologie, Designer / June 2005 – June 2008
Designed solutions for both print and digital applications for multiple clients with a focus on websites, annual reports and corporate brochures. Oversaw production and quality assurance of final deliverables and attended press checks.
Key clients: Boeing, Washington Athletic Club, XBox
RocketDog Communications, Designer / June 2002 – June 2004
Responsible for the design and production of marketing materials, annual reports, websites and logos.
Key clients: Evergreen Bank, Partners International, PEMCO
Saltmine, Designer / June 2000 – April 2002
Designed user interfaces for websites and interactive kiosks, collaborated with usability engineers, flash animators, production artists and developers.
Key clients: Bellevue Art Museum, Microsoft, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Torrefazione Italia, Zumiez
Gable Design Group, Designer / June 1996 – June 2000
Progressed from unpaid intern to on-staff designer; designed logos, brochures, annual reports, t-shirts, posters, newsletters, prepped files for production and attended press checks.
Key clients: Harborview Medical Center, Intiman Theatre, National CASA, University of Washington
Seattle Central Community College, 1994 – 1996
AAS Graphic Design and Illustration
University of Washington, 1988 – 1992