Hi, I'm Jason.
I am a designer, videographer and photographer working in Southeast Michigan. I have a passion for marketing and storytelling, and enjoy combining these for the teams and projects I am a part of. Whether the work I create is still, interactive, or in motion, I practice the need for effective communication and creative, consistent branding.
I'm currently working in Oakland University's Communications and Marketing department to help tell the community about the great things happening at OU. I work with the digital marketing, media relations, and social media teams to work on general OU branding, as well as more specific projects to promote university achievements and community engagement.
In addition to working for OU, I'm a freelance media artist working for several businesses and non-profit organizations. Some of my current and past clients I've worked with include American Heart Association, Automation Alley, DTE Energy, Ford, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit IT, Engineers Without Borders-Detroit, Michigan Travels, Verde Media, SANLUIS Rassini, National Arab American Medical Association. I have worked on the marketing team for Grid4 Communications, an IP communications company, where I helped to re-brand the business, and also for The Detroit News' design team.
I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, MI with my B.A. in Studio Art and minor in Graphic Design. As a student, I worked as the Design Editor for OU's student newspaper. I received several recognitions by the university for my work with student organizations and the art department including the Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Award and Student Service Award in Art and Art History.
I have received 3 MarCom awards for my annual report and brochure design work with Automation Alley in 2012 and 2014. While I was a student at Oakland University, I was honored with the "Student Designer of the Year" award through the Student Society for News Design. The newspaper's overall redesign and individual page designs were also awarded several state and national awards through SSND and the Michigan Press Association. I was also selected as the Oakland University employee of the month for my work on alumni and community relations projects.
I am currently a member of the board of directors for the Oakland University Art Gallery
. I've also volunteered my video and design services for Engineers Without Borders-Detroit projects and The Bottomless Toy Chest events.
I have a wonderful wife, Angie and we love to travel as much as we can and visit new restaurants together. I also love to take photos of everything we see along the way.