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or, if I don't beat my own drum, who will?
Certificate of Honor
NAA NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD
National Aeronautic Association Safety Award for the Linknife Towing Release - used by NASA on the X-38 and Project Stardust.
5 POPAI's (3 Gold and 2 Silver) for a variety of display manufacturers
for both corrugated and permanent in-store displays.
- 10 National Graphic and Advertising Design Awards. Several logo and ad projects
have been included in national design publications.
- Never missed a deadline
The improbable we do now; the impossible takes a little longer.
I try to get the job done right the first time no matter what it takes.
- Increased sales
Midwest Optical Systems
Created trade name, logo, tag line, website, collateral, mass email and more for manufacturer of machine vision filters. In year #1 of the 2-year program, sales increased by 40%; in year #2 by 60%.
- Increased awareness
Bird Engineering, Omaha NE
Created advertising and collateral program which increased sales
by a factor of ten over a two year period. Developed marketing elements including:
trade show displays, consumer and dealer literature, advertising,
photography and managed all printing and other outside resources. Designed and directed fulfillment
of the consumer product branding, product naming, literature and
advertising for "Fun Machines" line of go-karts.
- Successful fund raiser
Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Des Plaines IL
Designed and produced s mailings for the Des Plaines convent
and coordinated multi-part mailing for five convents in the USA.
Both projects exceeded their target goals.
- Introduced Software
INTO2000, Wheaton IL
Created advertising and print campaign which, combined with
the sales efforts of the company, brought a new program to market.
In two years it went from nothing to the best used program of
its kind in the world, surpassing IBM's own similar program.
Other supporting efforts included up to seven highly customized
rental trade show booths per year that allowed participation
by a variety of vendors.
- Increased profits
Pyle-National, Chicago IL
Increased profits by $650,000 over the annual projection through effective writing and production on one catalog for electrical parts manufacturer. Produced six other
catalogs for the same client, one of which condensed 164 pages of
a European product catalog into 18 pages, resulting in a tremendous
- Saved money
Amcam/Camco, Wheeling IL
Slashed printing costs for industrial cam company by $25,000 for a 192 page catalog, including
the addition of 36 new pages and alterations on 126 existing pages. Knowledge
of print and pre-press efficiencies made the project go smoothly
and looking terrific.
- Generated inquiries
Kenlin Enterprises, Highland Park IL
Generated the greatest ever number of qualified
inquiries for a single full page ad, not just for the client but
for the publication as well. The ad resulted in the client signing
a dozen new accounts.
Helped raise two great men; gramps to Vionna Trinity!
in the Heavens, the Complete Mag-10 Deep-Sky Viewing List
and Fieldbook for northern hemisphere viewing, now in its 5th Edition.
- Presented with a Commendation Award by the US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association for work done on behalf of the local and national pilot communities.
- Flew a hang glider
95 miles cross country. The flight lasted almost 5 hours with altitudes to 7500
feet above the ground. A friend and I flew as a team and landed at
the same place, right next our team driver, to make it the longest team flight east of the Mississippi
River (bested two years later by a team flight of 135 miles out of
Birren Design Company
Shooting for the stars
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