Art Direction &
Design for agencies &
in-house design groups
in the USA, Switzerland,
Europe and in Asia.

Specialty expertise

in consumer packaging

and brand IDENTITY.

URBANGLYPH.CH  1990 - ONGOINGclick "i" to see morei
Independent Art Direction & Graphic Design consultation studio.
Worldwide clients: Process Design Group Luzern Switzerland, Moreless Design San Francisco CA,
Amplifier Strategies San Francisco CA, D3 design Marin CA, Pacific Media K.K. Tokyo,
Ken Smith Basses Ltd. PA, Interarts Gallery NYC, B4A Gallery NYC, Photonica Urbane USA (Rep),
and Alden & Clark (Rep) - Metropolitan Museum of Art.


VETICA GROUP AG  2013 - 2015click "i" to see morei
Art Director, Branding, Corporate identity, Packaging & GUI Design.
Luzern Switzerland. Vetica is an international brand and design agency with talents
in strategic development, branding and product design with
offices in Hamburg, Taipei and Hong Kong.
BODUM AG  2012 - 2013click "i" to see morei   
Art Director, Production Manager & Senior Packaging Designer.
Corporate Communications and Advertising. Principal Art Director & Packaging Designer
for the BODUM® Design Group consisting of PI-Design, Bodum® AG & Bodum USA inc.,
in Triengen Switzerland.


INCASE DESIGNS CORP.  2008 - 2012click "i" to see morei
Art Director Packaging, Design & Production Manager.
Packaging Design & Production Manager at Incase Designs Corp. a global consumer product
and electronic retail packaging for MacBooks, iPods & iPhones in San Francisco California.
Packaging design and implementation for placement in Apple, Best Buy & Target
retail environments.
THOMPSON DESIGN GROUP  2000 - 2008click "i" to see morei
Assistant Production Manager, Senior
Production Designer.
For packaging artwork and production. Production of new brand packaging lines
for: Haagen Dazs, Dreyers & Edys Ice Cream, Blue Diamond, Cascadian Farm, Contadina,
Del Monte Fruit Cups, Juicy Juice J-Max, General Mills, Green Giant, Old El Paso,
Freemark Abby Vineyards and Guittard Chocolate.
Nestle: Nesquik, Nestea, Confections and Pet Care (Purina brand merger),
ConAgra: Slim Jim and Clorox: Glad Bags.

WELLS FARGO BANK  1999 - 2000
Senior Graphic Designer, HR Corporate Communications.
Design and conceptual development of Human Resources Employee Communications.
Development of brochures and educational materials during merger of Norwest bank
and Wells Fargo. Brand reinforcement and communication to instill the new direction
of this merger. Development of employee application forms to comply with federal
requirements for reporting.

Senior Graphic Designer. Marketing communications & signage.
Create and design new ads, P.O.S. displays and marketing promotion materials.
Packaging for private label wine labels and cork design. Fetzer fleet truck graphics.
Graphic identity manuals for all of Brown Forman Beverages Wine Groups.


Lürzer's Archive
2015/16  200 Best Packaging Designs Worldwide

the dieline
June 24, 2014 Publication in Category: Technology

2010 Silver Winners, Packaging & Graphics

365 AIGA
2009 Annual Design Competition 30, Certificate of Excellence


2000 Selections
Juried Exhibition, Renny Pritikin, Tracy Freedman & Raymond Saunders,
 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

1995 Marunuma International
Artist in Residence Program, 6 Month Fellowship - Asaka, Saitama Japan

1991 Small Works Competition
Curator Brooke Alexander, Washington Square East Galleries, New York City


1988 Todd Capp Gallery, New York City

1998 Mission Badlands Presents: American Pie, Balazo/Mission Badlands, San Francisco CA
1998 Luche Libre, Balazo/Mission Badlands, San Francisco CA
1998 Perro Caliente, Balazo/Mission Badlands, San Francisco CA
1997 Virgin Destroyer-Redefining a Cultural Icon, Balazo/Mission Badlands, San Francisco CA
1997 Dia de Los Muertos, Balazo/Mission Badlands, San Francisco CA
1995 Annual Marunuma Artist Group Show, Matsuzakaya, Tokyo Japan
1995 10,000 Flaming Mickeys, Za Moca Foundation at Blue, Tokyo Japan
1995 Marunuma Artist Group, Marunuma Geijutsu No Mori, Asaka Japan
1993 Drawing, B4A Gallery, New York City
1991 The Third Person, B4A Gallery, New York City
1991 Exiles on Main Street, 313 Gallery, New York City
1991 Why War?, Exploit Expose II, B4A Gallery, NYC
1991 Exploit Expose, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn NY
1990 Two by Two, B4A Gallery, New York City
1990 100 New York Artists, Top Ten, IAVA Weatherholt Gallery, Washington D.C.
1987 Animals, Todd Capp Gallery, New York City
1986 Our Sacred Images, Componere, Saint Louis
1986 Children's Art Aid, Fusion Arts, New York City
1986 Sacred Secrets, Todd Capp Gallery, NYC
1986 Group X, Project 37, Saint Louis, MO
1985 Cognitive Dissonance, Todd Capp Gallery, NYC
1985 Icons, Todd Capp Gallery, New York City
1985 Sex Drugs & Rock & Roll, Todd Capp Gallery, NYC
1985 Americas, Hiro Gallery, New York Cit

IDEA | Silver Winners, Packaging & Graphics
365 AIGA | Annual Design Competition 30   Certificate of ExcellenceMarunuma International Artist in Residence Japan.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | San Francisco Selections Exhibition
Images link to my fine art website
the dieline  | June 24, 2014 in Category: Technology

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