I have over 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry, working my way from Junior Designer to General Manager. Now I'm a consultant and I leverage all these years of experience, what I've learned playing my various roles, and by working with some of the country's preeminent studios.
I prefer to work with small to medium sized design practices. I help to define the direction the business is going in, set goals with the business owners and set plans into action to achieve these goals. I often start my relationship with a new client by conducting a business review where I asses the financial position of the business, review its resourcing levels, its internal processes and productivity, and then make recommendations for improvement.
I also play the role of Freelance General Manager with many of my clients. I'm there as a senior advisor and manager when its needed, without the business needing to carry the big salary on a permanent basis.
My objectives are to provide business owners with a transparent view of the overall health of their studios, and give them tools to leverage their talents to greater effect. I provide general management advice, HR and recruiting services, finance management and reporting, sales and business development tracking, and workflow planning and resource management.