I have been working as a design professional for over 20 years now. With experience as a creative director, art director, graphic designer, web designer, photographer, and fine artist, I have been solving problems for my clients for two decades now.
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Bachelor of Fine Arts
2020 Ennie Awards
Planet Apocalypse for 5th edition
Nominee – Best Monster/Adversary Supplement
Nominee – Best Art, Interior
2019 Ennie Awards
Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5th Edition
Winner – Best Monster/Adversary Supplement
2007 American Inhouse Design Awards
Winner – GrowerTalks May 2006 Cover
Winner – Pest and Diseases of Herbaceous Cover
July 2022 - Present
Freelance Graphic Design and Art Direction
Handling the graphic design and art direction needs of a variety of clients. Jobs include tabletop game rulebook layout, punchboard design, marketing assets, board game renders, presentations, t-shirt design, collateral, and other graphic design related projects.
April 2018 – June 2022
Petersen Games – Art Director
Responsible for the overall design aesthetic and visual look of all the company’s projects. Manage a team of illustrators and graphic designers to ensure projects are completed on time and within the vision of the brand. Manage multiple freelance artists to create illustrations for different game lines. Review all projects with an attention to detail to ensure the best quality products for our customers.
August 2009 – April 2018
CFM Consulting – Creative Director
Responsibilities include managing the branding and design for all clients. Oversee designers to ensure successful completion of all projects. Develop monthly marketing campaigns in coordination with the sales team. Review analytics data to ensure the success of marketing efforts.
November 2007 – July 2009
Successories – e-Commerce Creative Manager
Responsible for the overall look and feel of the company's web site and email campaigns. Designed and coded all site web pages and email marketing. Oversaw all internet marketing initiatives. Reviewed web analytics data to ensure that there are no usability issues and identify ways to improve the user experience whenever possible.
August 2005 – November 2007
Ball Publishing – Graphic Designer
Responsibilities included the design and layout of a monthly magazine, text books and retail books. Responsible for the creation of promotional and other collateral materials for the company's magazines, book lines, and web site. Provided tech support for multiple Macintosh computers.
May 2000 – August 2005
Axiom Advertising – Lead Graphic/Web Designer
Responsibilities included creation of printed materials such as newspaper ads, offset promotional pieces, billboards, direct mail and other collateral pieces for company clients. Oversaw projects from initial concept to final production. Created and maintained the company’s portfolio and web site. Trained and oversaw other designers to insure timely completion of all company projects.
Tony is extremely easy to work with. He was lightning fast in response to requests and always eager to take on a last minute task. He is, frankly, the best graphic artist I have worked with in my 42 years as a game creator. He is cooperative, inventive, and manages an art team extremely well – keeping them happy and productive. He does not fear bringing problems to his superior’s attention, but accompanies said problems with suggestions for solution.
Tony is one of the best employees I've ever managed. He is quick, (as well as quick-witted, which is appreciated) smart, and thorough. As the only web-designer and programmer on staff, he is able to juggle tasks easily and perform all duties for 4 different companies with ease. Tony is proactive, performs well with little supervision, and trustworthy. I would hire Tony again in a heartbeat!
I worked with Tony for over a year on various types of online marketing initiatives including ecommerce and email marketing, and his creative, user experience, and marketing skills are tremendous assets to Successories. Tony's work on email campaigns resulted in significant increases in conversions and sales, and Tony also implemented many website improvements that enhanced the user experience and improved the brand presentation.
Tony is an excellent designer. He can easily assimilate the details and direction of a job and design a solution that is aesthetically pleasing and functional in a short period of time. He is proficient in multiple software packages and demonstrates the ability to learn new packages and techniques with ease. Tony would be an asset to any company.