As an in-house Art Director for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), my team built best-of-class print and electronic training products and programs, and supported international communications and events serving the foodservice industry.


Art Direction for National Restaurant Association
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association
Art Direction for Driscoll Bell
Art Direction for Driscoll Bell
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
In photoshoots for the NRAEF, I learned a whole lot about the complexities of lighting bright white uniforms and stainless steel surfaces, but also how to depict technical and practical aspects accurately, and _____. I included needs for other in-house projects into major shoots to economize budget, and _____. Coordinating people, site details, technical aspects.
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Art Direction for National Restaurant Association; photo by Stuart Mullenberg
Sketching and Technical Drawing — knack for figuring things out —> ability to convey information and communicate this way: highly effective, at all levels, from shop floor to boardrooms — working drawings, articulating information.

I enjoy the technical aspects, figuring things out, boiling down to essentials, ultimately communicating effectively and efficiently.


At Columbia College Chicago, I produced student-focused events and programming for career development in creative fields. These included large-scale portfolio and talent reviews, guest speakers and networking functions as well as portfolio development sessions and consultation. Academic collaborators, support team, and major sponsors.

I've also lent _____ to creative community programming throughout Chicago, including Open End, Homeroom Chicago, THE2NDHAND, Elastic Arts, Comfort Station, and underground studio co-ops at 1240 N Homan and 4045 N Rockwell.
Custom murals have been an exciting way to _____. I enjoy creating site-specific, community-oriented, and _____ that poetically support organizational missions and programming objectives. I work directly with clients and collaborate with construction firms and on-site teams during construction phases. 
Mural for S2G Ventures, 2019. Photo by Garrett Rowland, c/o IA Interior Architects.
Mural for S2G Ventures, 2019. Photo by Garrett Rowland, c/o IA Interior Architects.
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