I’m an art director and designer based in Austin, Texas.

ABOUT

b. 1986, HK.

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I spent the past five years living in New York City, before I felt the pull of my native Texas and decided it was time to come home. Saying goodbye to Patsy’s Pizzeria in Spanish Harlem was hard, but I’m consoling myself with plenty of tacos and smoked brisket.

Throughout my career I've honed my skills on a wide variety of projects, including 360-degree integrated ad campaigns, branding and identity design, package design, environmental signage, web/digital design, and even good ole’ print.

I’m currently available for freelance or full time, so I'd love to chat about potential opportunities or just the best place in town to get breakfast tacos. 


EXPERIENCE

Freelance Senior Art Director & Designer
Austin, TX
(Aug. 2018 - Present)

I provide art direction, hands-on design, and branding work. Recent clients include:

GSD&M – Popeyes social content concepts
data.world – training materials design
Buzz Angle Music – annual report design

Senior Art Director / Designer
Our Man In Havana, NYC
(Sept. 2014 - Jun. 2018)

As part of the core creative team reporting directly to the ECD, I helped shepherd a wide variety advertising and design projects from initial concept to final production, was instrumental in winning several new business pitches, and helped Hyatt hotels launch their fastest growing brand. Clients included USA Today, Pyure Organic Stevia, Nando’s Peri Peri, Rémy Martin and Univision.

Freelance Art Director / Designer
Grey Group, NYC
(June. 2014 - Aug. 2014)

Developed creative and on-brand tactical executions and collateral which aided in the successful launch of a new pharmaceutical product for the Eli Lily brand. 

Freelance Art Director
McGarryBowen, NYC
(Apr. 2014 - Jun. 2014)

Concepted and executed B2B and B2C social media content for Verizon Wireless, which helped the brand increase engagement and grow their follower base.

Freelance Designer
Stag & Hare, NYC
(Oct. 2013 - Apr. 2014)

Assisted in redefining and expanding visual identity systems for clients such as Aaron’s Rental, Max Brenner Chocolate, and Coca-Cola Freestyle, enabling them to tell more engaging brand stories.

 

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University
MA - Creative Advertising
(2011 - 2013)

University of Puget Sound
BA - Asian Studies
(2001 - 2005)