Work Experience

Haffelder Studios,
Jul 2013 — Present,
Principal Designer

Haffelder Studios is creative consultancy based in Austin, Texas. I'm a one-man design shop developing brands for national agencies to mom and pop eateries all across the U.S. I wear many hats, every hat as a matter of fact, in my duties as the sole employee of my design business.

The University of Texas at Austin,
Dell Medical School,
Jul 2015 — Present,
Brand Manager

I'm oversee all aspects of the visual brand identity for the Dell Medical School. Some of my responsibilities include:

Relevant skills: Brand Management Visual Design Project Management Creative Direction

The University of Texas at Austin,
Office of Admissions,
Feb 2012 — Jul 2015,
Senior Designer

I provided brand + design strategy, conceptual development, creative + art direction, and production for the Office of Admissions. User experience was paramount whether design an event invitation or art directing a photography shoot. My working at UT coverd a range or projects from brand identity developement to email and print marketing. Some of my responsibilities include:

Relevant skills: Marketing Brand Strategy Production Management Creative Direction

Texas State University,
Office of University Marketing,
Jan 2008 — Feb 2012,
Designer II

I engaged clients directly as project lead and created everything from mobile app design to development marketing materials. The expertise I developed in this position included:

Relevant skills: Art Direction Project Management Leadership User Experience

H.E.B. Grocery Company,
Planning & Design Department,
Jan 2007 — Jan 2008,
Associate Designer

As a designer in the Planning & Design department, I developed environmental graphics and managed projects with budgets ranging from $75,000 – $350,000. Highlights from this position include:

Relevant skills: Environmental Project Management User Experience Brand Management

H.E.B. Grocery Company,
Jun 2005 — Jan 2007,
Manager In Charge

As an MIC, I was responsible for the operation of my HEB store. I managed 500+ Partners daily, effectively the frontline manager for store leaders. My duties as an MIC included:

Relevant skills: Leadership Relationship Building Motivating Others Management

H.E.B. Grocery Company,
Central Checkout,
Oct 2001 — Jun 2005,
Customer Service Representative

After six months with H.E.B I was promoted from my previous position as a cashier because I demonstrated a strong work ethic and unrelenting desire to make the H.E.B. the best retailer on the planet. My duties as a manger in the Check Checkout Department included:

Relevant skills: Interpersonal Communication Developing Others Budget Management

H.E.B. Grocery Company,
Central Checkout,
May 2001 — Oct 2001,
Cashier

Relevant skills: Communication Customer Service

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Texas State University,
Aug 2007 — May 2011 Magna Cum Laude
Communication Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Texas State University,
Jan 2003 — May 2006 Cum Laude,
Communication Design

Continuing Education Certificates

    2015

  1. Creating a Responsive Web Design
  2. Adding Dynamic QR Codes
  3. 2014

  4. Drawing Vector Graphics: Tribal Illustration
  5. Foundations of Photography: Flash
  6. Drawing Vector Graphics: Linear Line Illustration
  7. Stepping Up to Leadership
  8. Writing Marketing Copy
  9. Content Marketing Fundamentals
  10. Word for Mac 2011: Essential Training
  11. Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator
  12. Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright
  13. Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns
  14. WordPress Plugins: SEO
  15. Creating Infographics with Illustrator
  16. Artist at Work: From Sketch to Finished Vector Illustration
  17. Logolounge: Shapes and Symbols in Logo Design
  18. Drawing Vector Graphics: Color and Detail
  19. 2013

  20. Foundations of Logo Design
  21. WordPress E-commerce: Easy Digital
  22. WordPress Essential Training
  23. CSS: Frameworks and Graphics
  24. 2012

  25. Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training
  26. Mobile Web Design & Development Fundamentals
  27. CSS Fundamentals
  28. JavaScript Essential Training

Honors, Awards, Publications

    2015

  1. CASE Gold Award UT Austin Viewbook 2015-16
  2. CASE Bronze Award UT Admissions College Guide Ad
  3. Logolounge Volume 9 Mad Batter
  4. Logolounge Volume 9 Electric Tattoo 1
  5. Logolounge Volume 9 Electric Tattoo 2
  6. Logolounge Volume 9 The Noble Pint
  7. Logolounge Volume 9 Coco Louvier
  8. 2014

  9. PaperSpecs Gallery UT Challenge Coin Package
  10. University & College Designers Association, Award of Excellence UT Viewbook Brochure
  11. University & College Designers Association, Award of Excellence Presidents Admitted Student Package
  12. Underconsideration: For Print Only UT Challenge Coin Package
  13. 2013

  14. Design: Logo: An Exploration of Marvelous Marks, Insightful Essays, and Revealing Reviews Outdoor Lighting Perspective
  15. Design: Logo: An Exploration of Marvelous Marks, Insightful Essays, and Revealing Reviews King Shake
  16. Design: Logo: An Exploration of Marvelous Marks, Insightful Essays, and Revealing Reviews Specs Wine & Spirits
  17. Design: Logo: An Exploration of Marvelous Marks, Insightful Essays, and Revealing Reviews
  18. Emblem Ornamental logos, marks, and labels UT Scholars 1
  19. Emblem Ornamental logos, marks, and labels UT Scholars 2
  20. Emblem Ornamental logos, marks, and labels Blueberry Festival 1
  21. Emblem Ornamental logos, marks, and labels Blueberry Festival 2
  22. Emblem Ornamental logos, marks, and labels Blueberry Festival 3
  23. Emblem Ornamental logos, marks, and labels Diamond Bakery
  24. 2012

  25. ADWEEK: Talent Gallery UT Profound Brochure
  26. Logolounge Volume 7 Mandy's Frozen Treats
  27. Logolounge Volume 7 Blueberry Festival 1
  28. Logolounge Volume 7 Blueberry Festival 2
  29. Paper Folding Templates for Print Design Hexagon Brochure
  30. In Effect: Ground Breaking Finishes & Materials in Graphic Design Sean Barnes Business Cards
  31. In Effect: Ground Breaking Finishes & Materials in Graphic Design Cabin Book
  32. Underconsideration: For Print Only UT Viewbook Brochure
  33. 2011

  34. Underconsideration: For Print Only Hexagon Brochure
  35. Underconsideration: For Print Only Graduation Announcement
  36. Logology2 Delish
  37. CASE Silver Award TXST iPhone App
  38. CASE Special Award TXST Presidential Football Invitation
  39. Logolounge Master Series: Typography Quik Print
  40. Logolounge Master Series: Typography Delish
  41. Logolounge Master Series: Typography Drive
  42. PaperSpecs Gallery Strutters Invitation
  43. PaperSpecs Gallery Hexagon Brochure
  44. PaperSpecs Gallery TXST Presidential Football Invitation
  45. 2010

  46. Logolounge Master Series: Initials and Crests Earth Tech
  47. Logolounge Master Series: Animals and Mythology Chaos Snowboards
  48. The Walk Activity Center: Poster Art Show Corporate Warfare
  49. Graphic Design USA In House Design Award TXST Chancellor Invitation
  50. Graphic Design USA In House Design Award
  51. Graphic Design USA In House Design Award
  52. CASE Special Award
  53. Logolounge Volume 6 Olive Juice
  54. Logolounge Volume 6 Sin City
  55. 2010 Dallas Society of Visual Communication Student Show Specs logo
  56. American Graphic Design Awards: Category First Place
  57. American Graphic Design Awards: Category Second Place
  58. Texas State University: Rising Star Award
  59. Calendar Graphics Emotical
  60. Underconsideration: For Print Only TXST Presidential Football Invitation
  61. Type Player 2
  62. Communication Arts: Creative Exhibition TXST Presidential Football Invitation
  63. 2009

  64. CASE Special Award
  65. Graphic Design USA: In House Design Award
  66. Graphic Design USA: In House Design Award
  67. STEP Inside Design 100 Student
  68. Good 50x70 Corporate Warfare
  69. Logolounge Volume 5 Uncanny Paint
  70. Underconsideration: For Print Only Strutters Invitation
  71. 2008

  72. Creative Summit: Student Show
  73. 2007

  74. Logolounge Volume 4 Gotham Gardens
  75. Art Directors Club Houston: Student Show
  76. CMYK Magazine No.30 Heather McHugh Poster
  77. Creative Summit: Coveted Memorial Ralph Award

Currently I am

Learning more about responsive web design