With experience in print design, web design & development along with other mediums, I can cover many areas of the design industry spectrum.
It's been more than a decade since I started racing bicycles and I strive to maintain the work/life balance that allows me to continue to do so.
Running a tight family ship is just one more complicated facet of life. With a second grader and four year old twins, maintaining the work/life balance is critical.
I am an endurance athlete, a father and a dynamic digital visual and web designer who loves creating compelling experiences for brands, positive causes and great ideas. Since graduating cum laude from the New England Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design, I have also completed a diploma degree in Web Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Digital Media Design at the Harvard Extension School. This will allow me to master the technical tools and techniques necessary to stay on the cutting edge of dynamic website design, as well as development.
Adding these skill sets to my broad experience within the fast-paced, high intensity marketing departments of a pharmaceutical marketing firm and construction management company, plus within the technology and creative departments of a very large insurance company that prides itself on it's sleek platforms, brings my core competencies to a new level.
Along with a pedigree of personal freelance clients, I have combined my creative passion with the business skill set acumen acquired from five plus years in the mortgage and real estate industries. Together these skill sets have united to create a driven designer, as well as an avid competitive cyclist, with excellent time management and team building skills, who is passionate about life and design.
In a field, where the only constant is change, staying ahead of the curve is how I create value for clients and the teams on which I work.
The Boston Rebellion PROXCT and Root 66 Barnburner is a mountain bike race that saw it's first year this past summer. Being fully emersed in the cycling scene in New England, I was approached by the promoters to design a logo, t-shirts and promotional items. They ended up really liking two of my designs and decided to employ both.
A 25th Anniversary commemorative seal for Sherman Consulting Services, Burlington, Massachusetts.
I thought that the old cliche of a Jack Daniels or Maker's Mark label was too on the nose so I decided to come up with a custom whiskey bottle design of my own. Needless to say that my client was ecstatic by the result.
When my twins were about to turn one, my wife commissioned me to design their first birthday invitation. It took me a few weeks of refining to acheive my initial vision of what I wanted it to look like.
The Blue Hills is my go-to training area. It provides a 5 mile rolling road loop, miles of some of the best mountain biking in Eastern Massachusetts and a short but steep summit road to the top, great for training for those big hill climb races. It also houses the only ski area in Boston. I was on a poster kick for a bit and this is one that proliferated out of it.
An invitation design for an impromptu party celebrating the Winter Solstice, 2013.
Logo design for a company located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. They specialize in cleaning out homes and selling the items on ebay.com. All proceeds go to various charities.
New England Institute of Art
Bachelor of Science | Graphic Design (Cum Laude) | Brookline, MA | Class of 2007
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Diploma | Web Design | Pittsburgh, PA | Class of 2014
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Homesite - Home Insurance (Boston, MA) - UI Designer/Front End Web Developer | October 2014 - Present
A mid-sized insurance company specializing in web platform products in home, life and auto insurance with the support of several large partnerships with Progressive, Geico amongst others. Homesite was recently bought by American Family Insurance Company.
Ingenius Creativ (Hingham, MA) - Owner/Designer | May 2013 - October 2014
One-man studio specializing in branding & corporate identity coupled with web development with an acute focus on local small business and non-profit organizations.
J. Calnan & Associates (Quincy, MA) - Senior Graphic Designer | May 2012 - May 2013
Small construction management firm focused on commercial development, especially in the Science and Technology industries, in and around the Greater Boston area. J. Calnan also has a charitable arm called Team IMPACT.
Axon Communications Inc. (Braintree, MA) - Senior Graphic Designer | September 2007 - April 2012
Marketing and advertising firm catering to the pharmaceutical industry
I am a competitive cyclist - I love to race my bicycle!
I've been competing in road, mountain bike and cyclocross disciplines since 2005. Although I am no stranger to the podium, It wasn't until 2011 that I first stood on that top step as an elite ameteur.
I am an expert snowboarder - I love to ride my snowboard!
I've been riding since 1987. I started out on skis, however, being already well versed on the surf board and skateboard, it was a logical progression.
I am a responsible steward of the outdoors - I love my planet!
That's right, I care. I try to make all daily and long term decisions based on their environmental impact and try and tread as lightly as possible on our earth. It's just the right thing to do.
I am a husband and father of three - I love my family!
One of the many reasons why I care. I want to leave a better planet for my kids than when I found it.
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I am always looking to take on new projects and challenges. Connect with me and let's get the conversation started.