Sexual Exploitation of Adults by Clergy

This is a book I wrote and produced while earning my Masters degree in Theology. I was inspired to write this book because there seemed to be lots of resources about this subject created for clergy but not  many for lay church goer or non-church going person. This seemed incredibly problematic for me since everything I read about the subject stated that an educated congregation and congregants was the best defense against this kind of abuse.

I decided to write it in a question/answer format so it can be read as a traditional book from beginning to end or the reader could simply look at the table of contents and read the section that interested them. At around 100 pages, it is a quick and simple read designed to give a basic but helpful overview and dos and donuts about the subject.

A pdf of the complete book can be found here.

Sam’s Club

I worked on the Sam’s Club account at VIA for the last three years. During that time I was a Senior Production Designer for the account in charge of creating everything from their annual Christmas catalogs, the quarterly produced Instant Savings Books, billboards, flyers, print ads, FSI’s, postcards, emails, splash pages, digital banner ads and all forms of social media. My job also included retouching photography from photo shoots, going on press checks around the US to guarantee product quality, and help produce the brand guidelines for Sam’s Club. Because I was the Senior Production Designer on the acoount, my job also included designing and implementing various new production procedures and standards as needed for VIA such as new work flow processes and/or InDesign/Photoshop templates for print and social media work.

TD Ameritrade Thank You Box

This was a box constructed to send to TD Ameritrade after their visit to The VIA Agency. The challenge was to create 10 box interiors in 2 days that had a professional and personal touch to hold a box of chocolates, boot grease, notebook and pen, all items with various depths and sizes.

The solution was to hand cut custom holes out of foam to hold each of the pieces being sent, so the visual difference between the various objects was minimized. The cut foam was then covered in black silk and the entire inside topped with black foam core.

The final touch was having a personal letter on the top of each box and having the entire package sealed with a red wax seal. The seal was handmade by a friend of mine out of silver.

LoJack Logo

Due to a series of unfortunate events, a logo we received from a freelance designer was a photoshop file instead of being the required vector art file. My job was to recreate it in Illustrator as a vector logo.

The original logo created in Photoshop is on the left, my recreated Illustrator version is on the right. The recreation took about one week. Done while at The VIA Agency.