My combination of in-house marketing/design & creative agency experience provides the perfect fit for small businesses. I’ve worked for companies of all sizes (from Fortune 100 to sole proprietor & startups). I’ve always been a hands on creative leader,  taking projects of all types & sizes from concept to completion. 

My 40 year Resume


Minneapolis, MN | 2010 – Present

Freelance Senior Designer & Webmaster
Freelance creative services & marketing help for startups & small businesses including, brand development & identity, traditional & digital design, WordPress websites, SEO, PPC, hosting, site setup & management, presentations, and display.



Minneapolis, MN  | NOV 2017 – JAN 2018

Webmaster / Sr. Designer
Creative execution of all marketing assets including: digital design, 5 websites , HTML emails, brand identity, print collateral, & presentations.



Minneapolis, MN  | JUN 2012 – NOV 2017

Webmaster / Sr. Designer
Creative execution of all marketing assets including: digital design, website & blog, HTML emails, brand identity, print collateral, & presentations.



Minneapolis, MN | 1995 – 2009

Manager of Graphic Services, Global Communications GMAC (2008 – 2009)
Delivered high impact, branded corporate communications;  executive messaging, HR, internal communications, PR, investor relations, intranet, and business unit support.

Director of Creative Services & Brand, GMAC ResCap (2006 – 2008)
Led brand-building efforts and established a consistent brand identity across seven separate businesses when GMAC ResCap merged all of it’s independently operated mortgage-related businesses (over 15,000 employees worldwide).

Creative Director, GMAC-RFC (1995 – 2006)
Built and led a creative services team that established brand standards, designed & produced print, environmental, and interactive work for enterprise marketing and communications. Promoted in-house creative services enterprise-wide, that offered high end creative solutions – at low cost – while being extremely responsive – and getting desired results.



Minneapolis, MN | 1991 – 1995

Creative Director

Served as the creative leader and managed a creative team that offered high quality design, art direction, illustration, copy writing, and production. The work included a mix of packaging, POS, brochures, catalogs, and direct mail. Our biggest clients included 3M, Pillsbury, Ecolab, Bluestem Brands, Nordic Track, and more.



Minneapolis, MN | 1988 – 1991

Vice President & Creative Director

Led a start-up division of Spectrum that offered digital design access to ad agencies and large marketing departments – later transitioned to a packaging design firm. Developed and executed the business plan, including leasing space, equipment & technology, hired staff, and presented to clients that included 3M, Pillsbury, Land O’Lakes, Hormel, General Mills, and Spearhead Industries.



Minneapolis, MN | 1981 – 1988

Creative Director (1985 – 1988)

Led and managed a creative studio for Colorhouse – that offered creative services to ad agencies and large marketing departments – that included design, illustration, photo studio, production, and pre-press. Managed staff, processes, scheduling and presented to clients that included: 3M, Pillsbury, General Mills, Tonka Toys, Dept. 56, Bachman’s, Datacard, Medtronic, NordicTrack, SuperValu, Herbergers, Spearhead Industries, Fingerhut, and much more.

Illustrator / Designer (1981 – 1985)

Primary Illustrator for large full service studio. Technical medical illustrations, line and wash product illustration, airbrush, retouching, hand lettering, mixed media paintings, marker comps, and layouts.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota

Certificate for Commercial Illustration & Design, University of Minnesota – Extension

Mini MBA, University of Saint Thomas