I’m a designer based in the Midwest. I teach, letterpress print, and love solving big problems.
If a brand is everything about a product or service (the people, the pixels, the vision), my career has been a culmination of this idea of branding. My career started on the visual side of brand; however, I have positioned myself in places where I have been an integral part of crafting brand positioning, value propositions, and experiences. I’ve used my ability to tell a brand's visual story as a way for me to gain experience building strategy and positioning. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t have a formal degree from an elite business school. Both my undergraduate and master's degrees are in graphic design. I’ve learned business and marketing on my own working with small businesses and pursuing freelance work.
I'm interested in the intersection of design and business.
"We have worked with AJ for a number of years, primarily consulting us on qualified lead generation through the use of creative, targeted social media advertising. AJ has helped us implement and fine tune Facebook & Twitter advertising campaigns. He takes the time to understand our business, ask good questions, and provide solutions that are relevant to our needs. AJ is ahead of the curve, keeping up with the latest trends and products offered by the ever-changing social media ad platforms, which in turn gives us a competitive advantage with our advertising. AJ also understands how to break down all the data that is collected from the ad campaigns and how to use that data to make our future campaigns better."
I'm available for workshops, speaking, partnerships, and freelance work.
Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org