I’m currently Art Director at Cassel Bear. I have nearly two decades of professional experience in visual communications. Besides design work, from time to time I produce illustrations under the brand of Inkleaf Studio and fonts as Midwest Type.

I grew up in a small town south of Cleveland on a state-owned farm surrounded by experimental field plots. I later worked as a research assistant for The Ohio State University at an agricultural facility before starting my career in graphic design. Today I live in Akron, Ohio, with my wife Chelsea, our chinchilla Sasparilla, and our dog Penny. When not in the studio, I’m most likely working on an outdoor project.

My Skillset

I have a background in design, illustration, and fine art. I will take on the occasional freelance project, so if you have something cool in mind, please get in touch.

Craftsmanship is important to me. I can code the HTML and CSS for your site, lay out your magazine, recommend the perfect typeface for your annual report, then go to its press check to make sure your stakeholders are happy with the final product. I can take a decent photo in a pinch, too, and I always enjoy working an illustration into a project.


  • 2015 American Advertising Federation silver Addy award
  • 2014 AAM Marketing Achievement Award, best ad campaign
  • 2014 American Advertising Federation gold Addy award
  • 2013 LEA Global Edge Award for Outstanding Marketing Initiative
  • 2009 Print Creativity + Commerce Competition
  • 2008 Print Regional Design Annual
  • 2008 Webby Award Honoree
  • 2002 Telly Award
  • 2001 Videographer Award