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Hi, I’m Dustin! I’ve been a professional multimedia graphic designer and creative director for around 20 years while living and working in the Minneapolis-St Paul, MN metro area. I’ve worked in-house on marketing teams and have also freelanced for a variety of B2C and B2B organizations.
In addition to my formal education and years of experience in graphic design, I’ve always been really curious about all things multimedia and have built a solid skill set in many areas. I have experience with branding, print and social media advertising, website front-end design, setting up websites with a CMS, User Experience (UX) and web accessibility, video editing and motion graphics animation, product photography, head shot photography, and more. Most of all, I have a record of producing really thoughtful work that tells stories and stands out due to my years of experience with high level creative processes, researching and building domain expertise, as well as great project management processes.
I earned my Bachelor's in Graphic Design in 2004. Over the past 20 years I've worked in many in-house roles from print production, to corporate graphic designer, to senior graphic designer and creative director at large organizations where research, domain expertise, project management, creative process, and customer service have been critical.
10+ years of experience leading creative teams where I’ve coached designers, video editors, and writers to do their best work and to use an effective creative process.
I’ve designed websites and interfaces with the latest features and user experience (UX) practices in mind. I’m handy with HTML, CSS, and script implementation. I'm experience configuring and theme design in WordPress and ExpressionEngine. I also have expertise in SEO and Web Accessibility standards.
I have over a decade of experience producing product explainer videos with Adobe After Effects and Premiere. I’ve also gotten handy with cameras, lighting, and audio over the years…I’ve shot case study videos, interviews, event videos, and more.
Dustin provides excellent, consistent design and production work for web, video and print media. Beyond his creative abilities, Dustin has shown an attention to overall marketing messaging of creative projects, and has a keen eye for detail. Dustin has been a reliable, diligent asset to the team, paying special attention to deadlines, budget constraints and going the extra mile when necessary to ensure they are met.
Dustin is laser-focused on developing high-quality content and on meeting timelines for projects – no matter how unreasonable they may be. He not only contributes to formalizing the look and feel of content and make them market-ready but also goes beyond the visual & design elements to really crystallize how we are conveying our message and if there is a better way to do it.
Besides being super fun to work with, Dustin is an intelligent person who is able to present creative products and communicate effectively. He successfully created superb work for our company. During his tenure, we saw the business and marketing quality grow significantly. Dustin has a unique ability to create fantastic designs and video in a timely manner for a very diverse clientele. Though he was a huge asset to the design team, Dustin was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company. In addition to writing effective marketing pieces, tracking production goals and SLAs, Dustin also assumed a leadership role in training, inspiring and motivating other employees.
Dustin is an extremely talented Graphic, Web and Multimedia designer and I feel lucky to have had the privilege to work with him. He has impeccable work ethic, is creative and has an amazing eye for detail. His skills, communication and problem solving abilities make him a very valuable asset, I highly recommend Dustin.