About Me

I have applied my skills and creativity to graphic design since 1991. When I first gained access to the internet in late 1994, I knew it was the medium for me, and set about teaching myself how to build websites. From that point forward, I have focused on the user interface and technology to achieve elegantly creative design solutions.

When I am asked to join a project, I meet to discuss all areas of my client's work, goals and preferences, asking a lot of questions. I work on sketches and present potential solutions, always communicating my rationale for each. I listen intently to feedback. Together, we consider the options and make changes until arriving at a final design.

From brand consulting and development, to the end results of logos, overall messaging, website and online presence, I work closely in dialogue with clients to make sure our project results fit their goals.

My design approach is fueled by my work in the visual arts: drawing, painting and sculpture. I was a member of antfarm, a Raleigh studio art collective, for seven years and have exhibited my work in the North Carolina Museum of Art. Currently when I'm not working at the computer, I enjoy creating pieces in cast and blown glass, drawing and painting, and whatever comes to mind...

Work

Web Designer/Developer
Digital Strategy Team, Marketing Department
Duke University Fuqua School of Business
March 2015 – Present

Owner
METZ ARTS
November 2011 – Present

Creative Director
webslingerz, Inc.
December 2010 – November 2011

Media Designer, Senior Designer
webslingerz, Inc.
January 2000 – December 2010

Web Designer
Capitol Broadcasting
January 1997 – December 1999

Graphic Designer
Capitol Broadcasting
January 1993 – December 1996

Education

UNC Chapel Hill
Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Studio Art
1992

NC State School of Design
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Product Design
1986 – 1990