Nasdaq Tower Screen
Due to Lawson Products, Inc. 65 year anniversary the company was selected to participate in the Nasdaq bell ringing ceremony. As part of the preparation for this event, I provided graphics and gave creative direction on the videos that were shown on the seven story tall screens on the facade […]

Nasdaq Ending Bell Ceremony – Graphics and Video

DDI Leadership Training Certification
In May 2017 I was selected to participate in a DDI Leadership training course. The training sessions is created by Development Dimensions International (DDI), an international human resources and leadership development consultancy. My employer Lawson Products hosted this training where I had the opportunity to develop my leadership skills such […]

DDI Leadership Training

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
My Lean Six Sigma, that began in 2015, team and I have made a lot of progress and have kept on schedule for all milestone deliverables. My teammates have commented to me their appreciation of my involvement. They have nicknamed me the “voice of reason” and the “guardian of the […]

Received Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

10/12/15 at Lawson Products I was chosen to be a part of a special team that uses Lean Six Sigma, a method of process improvement that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. I was very honored to be selected to […]

Selected for Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Team

Cubed Logo
I volunteered to lead a team to address the opportunity to improve the promotional flyer review process by removing some non-value added steps. I named my team “Cubed” in reference to the desired maximum goal of 3 rounds of review. My team members and I used Lean Six Sigma tools […]

“Cubed” – Leading a Continuous Improvement Team

2014 Graphic Design USA Award for FalconGrip Gloves Packaging
An exciting achievement was winning a Graphic Design USA national award for my FalconGrip Gloves packaging design. This award gets over 8,000 entries each year from every industry and only 15% of those received this honor. So needless to say I was very pleased to hear that I would be […]

FalconGrip Gloves Packaging Design – Graphic Design USA Award Winner

Fleet Launch Customer Campaign Brochures
When I was hired full-time as the creative design manager, I inherited many diverse projects in various levels of development. This was at a very busy time with the marketing team working on the huge Fleet Launch Campaign. While working on the documents like the Fleet Catalog and Fleet Playbook, […]

Hired as the Creative Design Manager for Lawson Products Inc.

I was tasked to oversee the production of the Lawson Products “Monthly Specials” circular ads. I typed up a recommendation for process improvements which were adopted by the team. I also suggested we start creating a layout grid mock-up as a way to visualize and merchandise the ads prior to […]

Lawson Products Circular Flyer Ad Process Improvements

At Schawk Retail Marketing on the True Value account my team and I tested and integrated the Comosoft Lago application suite into our production process. I worked with Comosoft representatives to develop a transition strategy and incorporated the new software into our workflow.

Integrated New Comosoft Lago Software into Production Process