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My professional qualifications extend far beyond my resume. My determination and passion for communicating the right message both visually and in written forms are what define me as a professional. Check out my story below.

My Bio

Overview

By trade, I am a graphic designer, web designer, copy writer, technical writer and author. My desire for excellence in these fields stems from a lifelong love of communication through the written and visual arts. I have done branding and design for businesses large and small, helping their products and services to achieve excellence.

Education and career

I grew up in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. At a very early age, I gained a fascination for words and language. As I grew older and attended school, I began to write short stories and poetry and learned to draw. It wasn’t until I reached the 4th grade, when I read a children’s version of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, that I developed the desire to write and publish a novel.

I also had a fascination with science, so I went through most of my years in middle and high school with the goal of becoming a doctor. After High school, I attended Lehigh University with the goal of a career in doctor in mind. After becoming disillusioned with the status of healthcare in this country at the time, I abandoned my goals toward becoming a doctor and took up a major in English literature and writing. I also took up minors in Journalism where I worked on the school's newspaper, writing stories and contributing to the paper's comic strip.

After Graduating from Lehigh, I went on to pursue his Master’s Degree in Technical Communications from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. It was then when I pointed his career goals toward being a Graphic Designer.

Writing

I also had a fascination with science, so I went through most of my years in middle and high school with the goal of becoming a doctor. After High school, I attended Lehigh University with the goal of a career in doctor in mind. After becoming disillusioned with the status of healthcare in this country at the time, I abandoned my goals toward becoming a doctor and took up a major in English literature and writing. I also took up minors in Journalism where I worked on the school's famed Newspaper, the Brown and White, writing stories and contributing to the paper's comic strip.

I have contributed my writing to news publications in Pennsylvania and Albany, New York. I have since contributed my skills as a copy writer to many of the businesses and products for which I have done graphic designs. One of my proudest achievements is that I have authored and self-published two novels under the pseudonym, Ian Black. My books, Three Blind Mice and The Cradle Will Fall have both achieved moderate success. There is a third book, Hush, which I expect to achieve similar of greater success once it is published.

Summary

Lke with most people, my career is filled with many highs and lows, but each step—each project was all with the idea in mind of making a particular project reach its intended target. Having created the branding for several businesses, I continue to push toward that result. I embrace new technilogies and platforms to make each project more dynamic and reachable to its audience, giving each project a a specific task: Create. Drive. Inspire.

Creating Work that Inspire





My Skills
    • GRAPHIC DESIGN
    • WEB DESIGN
    • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    • COPY WRITING
    • TECHINCAL WRITING