I am an illustrator, designer and painter with a passion for interactive products and storytelling with new media. I have worked in design studios on projects for national companies such as Hasbro and General Mills, to local start-ups and nonprofits. My work experience at the video game company Zivix has allowed me to design, illustrate, write and direct projects for video games and mobile apps. Currently, I am producing a cartoon rock band called The Foshays, a project that involves all my skill sets, and provides me an opportunity to work with, and ask others for help and expertise.
The Foshays (2015 -present) I produce a cartoon rock band. For this project I am responsible for web design, social media campaigns, music videos, product design(posters, t-shirts, vinyl records, comic books), character design, a weekly comic strip, as well as songwriting and music production.
Hat Shark (March 2014 – 2015) Concepted and created illustrations and designs for various youth and consumer products.
Herbert the Flying Pig(winter/spring 2015) With rough sketches provided, I completed the digital illustration and design for a 32 page children’s book.
mplsltd.com (Spring 2013 – January 2014) Redesigned logo, website, and created the web strategy for a local record company catalog site utilizing WordPress, Facebook and YouTube.
Zivix: Jam Party/Jam Dance App Other Mobile Apps: Gem Quest, Funky Frog, Run Puppy! Run!(Feb 2010 – Dec 2012) Designed vector graphics, motion work, digital illustration, character design and Flash UI elements for the music editing video game, Jam Party and the spin-off mobile app: Jam Dance. During my last year at Zivix I had taken on art direction and creative direction as part of the work I did for this company.
Popular Front(Summer – Fall 2009) Littlest Pet Shop Collector Tool & Scrapbook: Established the final design direction for an interactive online toy with the help of fellow designers and using graphics from pre-existing Hasbro projects. I worked closely with developers to link the many animations, and helped solve UI issues. Littlest Pet Shop interactive collectibles/brand world design update: Photographed assets from toys, created flash animations, and worked with developers for a series of interactive collectibles for Hasbrokids.com. I was also responsible for finishing the final designs for the Littlest Pet Shop brand Flash environment.
Traditional and digital illustration, Adobe Creative Suite(Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash), Logic Pro, WordPress, process documentaion, motion graphics, 2D animation, web design, comic art, character design, typography/type treatments, art direction.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Fall 2007 – Spring 2009 BFA: Design/Illustration Minneapolis Community and Technical College Fall 2005 – Summer 2007 AAS in Web Design