ABOUT THE PERSON
I go by my middle name, Shane. I live in Alvin, Texas with my wife, Carla and our four kids. I enjoy playing board and card games and I have even created some games of my own. Family time is important to me and I love spending time with the kids. I also enjoy being creative in any way I can.
Growing up, I moved from place to place; however, by the age of 15, I called Alvin my home. I graduated Class of 1995. Shortly after graduation I moved to Tempe, AZ to attend Collins College. After graduation, I returned to Alvin to pursue my career in the print industry.
I enjoy learning new skills, being creative, reading comic books, watching movies and TV shows with the family and attending live performances. I also enjoy taking photos, which you can see some examples here.
My favorite color is blue. I love cheese (especially sharp cheddar). My favorite movie is Army of Darkness and my favorite TV show is The Walking Dead.
NEED SOME DESIGN HELP
OR SOMETHING PRINTED?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have been in the design industry since high school. Upon graduation I immediately furthered my education at Collins College in Tempe, AZ. I've worked in the print, web and garment printing industries. I know every step of printing a project; from concept to design to finished product. I have worked side by side with marketing directors on various business projects. I enjoy collaborating on projects, and I'm very aware of the importance of deadlines.
I have nearly two decades of design experience, mostly using Adobe Creative Suite products, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro and Muse on both the Mac and PC.
I have the knowledge to take a project from a basic idea and see it all the way to preflight for printing. I am familiar with process and spot color output. I know all the technical aspects, including processing press ready PDFs, collecting fonts and sending proofs via email.
Aside from my full-time job, I have worked from home on various freelance projects. I have worked part-time after regular work hours and on weekends with small businesses, charities, local and national musicians to create designs for logos, t-shirts, posters, and promotional materials to supplement my income. The designs are original and often allow me more freedom in design and creativity.
In both areas, I have worked for companies such as UTMB, Del Papa, Moody Gardens and Clear Lake Regional Hospital.
I have plenty of on the job and real-time experience, and I have learned many tricks, techniques and shortcuts which allow me to shorten production time. If ever I face a challenge, I am great at troubleshooting and doing research on my own.
I am currently attending Alvin Community College, then transferring to University of Houston Clear Lake to get a Bachelor's Degree in Communication.