👋🏻 I'm Eric (he / him)

I reside on Anishinaabe land, in Waawiyaataanong, the place where the river bends. (Detroit, MI)

  • I'm excited by making something from nothing. I design to tell stories, to make lives better, to make things more accessible to more people.
  • I utilize a combination of digital design and code to improve websites, and illustration to make design solutions.
  • Check out my thinking process.

When I'm not creating, I'm probably talking to my garden, and listening to its reply. Say hey, and reach out!

CLIENTS I'VE WORKED WITH

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Civic News Company
Democratic Socialists of America

Design Core Detroit
Detroit Free Press
Eastern Market Partnership
Farm Bureau
Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford College

Lipari Foods
McKesson
STAMPS Gallery
United Way
Universal Orlando
Whirlpool

WORK EXPERIENCE

Present
Freelance Illustrator
Editorial illustrator for various clients inlcuding The Guardian, Votebeat and Chalkbeat News.

04.22–Present
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit
UX/UI Designer
Design and develop new front-end solutions to BCBSM digital websites and assets. Utilize a variety of tools and coding languages to improve experiences, and continually innovate.

12.19–04.22
Henry Ford College, Dearborn
UX/UI Designer
Utilized front-end programming languages to design and develop new digital content for Henry Ford College's various websites. Maintained current web pages and improved upon core design and functionality by employing analytic data and ADA/WCAG accessibility standards.

05.18–11.19
Skidmore Studio, Detroit
Junior Designer
Make, strategize and craft brand identities for clients within the food and entertainment industries.

12.17–08.18
You Vs. Jesus, Detroit
Freelance Designer
Design, prototype, code and systematize to provide solutions to complex design problems.

05.17–05.18
OneMagnify, Detroit
Junior Designer
Work with a multidisciplinary design team in an in-house creative agency setting to create innovative and measurable digital campaigns, marketing solutions and print collateral for large, diverse clients.

 

RECOGNITION / MEMBERSHIPS

01.19 - Present
ExperienceIT
Strategy and Operations Team
Member of core nonprofit team, focus on student outreach, engagement

05.18
Detroit Color Council
Color Council Award Student Winner
Winner of DCC Award for outstanding use of color in work.

02.18
Graphic Design USA Magazine
Student to Watch Award
CCS Communication Design faculty-nominated award and interview spotlight.

EXHIBITIONS

12.22
27th Letter Books, Detroit
REMARKABLY ORDINARY
Solo exhibit of mixed-media pieces from screen printing to etched acrylics.

03.18

College for Creative Studies, Detroit
NASAD Accreditation Communication Design Exhibit
Group exhibit showcasing exemplary work spanning student career.

Multiple Years
College for Creative Studies, Detroit
Student Exhibition
Work showcased in year-end student exhibition all four years of student career.

EDUCATION

08.15–05.19
College for Creative Studies, Detroit
BFA Communication Design