Zila, Fort Collins, Colorado, June 2012-Present
I am currently directing the creative at Zila. The work is challenging, the team is fun, and the brand is growing. It’s a fun job.
Burns Marketing, Johnstown, Colorado, January 2011-June 2012
At Burns Marketing I worked on an exciting variety of projects. My focus was on mobile technology as well as keeping clients current on the latest web technologies.
Red Rocket Web Specialists, Windsor, Colorado, February 2009-January 2011
At Red Rocket Web Specialists I worked with a small team of web experts. They write clean code and produce highly usable sites. I was involved in every phase of the web project, from design through development.
Interactive Art Director
HuebnerPetersen, Loveland, Colorado, October 2003-February 2009
HuebnerPetersen was one of the largest advertising agencies in northern Colorado. As one of the leaders of a small creative team I was required to work on a healthy mix of print and web projects. I was responsible for identity development, project planning, concepting, managing photography assignments, web design, HTML markup, brand management, website audits, client presentations, and working with web developers.
Nelnet, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 2002-October 2003
Nelnet is a leader in the student loan industry. My responsibilities as a member of Nelnet’s marketing and communications team was to provide design for the different divisions of the Nelnet Corporation. In addition to overseeing internal brand standards, Nelnet often created school specific materials that followed the design guidelines of the various Universities.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1999-2002
Focus on the Family hired me to help with layout and illustration for Brio Magazine. I created digital illustrations using my own photography and eventually grew into designing layouts for the monthly magazine.
Front Range Community College, Westminster, Colorado, February-June 2002
At Front Range Community College I was responsible for the design and production of internal promotional materials. I designed posters, flyers, advertisements, and brochures with consideration for the unique departments of the five different Front Range campuses.
ConcorDesign, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 2000-2001
As designer for ConcorDesign my work involved illustration, layout and photography for various campus publications including The Broadcaster and Issues Magazine.
Communications Department, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 1997-2001
As photographer for Concordia University I was responsible for organizing photo shoots, photographing campus events and darkroom work. My photography was used in promotional materials for the university and various campus publications.
Awards, Recognition and Exhibitions
The 50, Denver Ad Club, 2013, in recognition of Ghost-O-Meter app
Art Directors Club Denver 2012 Award Show, in recognition of Ghost-O-Meter app
The 50, Denver Ad Club, 2011, in recognition of Plugless Power Website
Art Directors Club Denver 2011 Award Show, in recognition of Plugless Power Website
Best of Flickr, The Blink of an Eye Flickr Photo Contest and New York Exhibition, 2006
Award of Excellence, website design, AIGA Nebraska Annual Design Competition, 2004
Finalist, Twentieth Annual College Photography Contest by Photographer’s Forum, 2000
Outstanding Junior Art Student (Brommer Awad), Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 2000
Finalist, Nineteenth Annual College Photography Contest by Photographer’s Forum, 1999
Outstanding Sophomore Art Student (Merit Art Award), Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 1999
Outstanding Freshman Art Student (Merit Art Award), Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 1998
Outstanding Art Student, Wentzville High School, 1997
Interviews and Honors
“Holzworth and Hanft Explore Design Online ,” Concordia Art Department News, Fall 2007
“Oz Speaks! Blogging Lures Graphic Designers,” STEP Inside Design, October 2005
“Design Blogs: The Good, the Bad and the Nasty,” Design Matters with Debbie Millman, July 2005
HOW Conference partner, live blogging from the 2005 HOW Conference
Work featured in:
Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design, page 129 and 145
Communication Arts, May/June 2007, page 130
HowDesign.com, “HOW’s Top Ten Sites,” March 2005
Weld County Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Greeley, Colorado, 2006 and 2007
The Blink of an Eye, The Midtown Loft, New York, New York, 2006
Modern Portraits of Christ, Hastings University, Nebraska, 2006
Recent Works on Paper, three person group show, Hastings University, Hastings, Nebraska, 2004
Painting/Prints by Adrian Hanft, senior exhibition, Concorida University, Seward, Nebraska, 2001
Midstates Graphic Design Competition, Concorida University, Seward, Nebraska, 2000
5th Plains States Undergraduate Exhibition, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, 2000
Nebraska Annual Student Art Competition, Wayne State, Wayne, Nebraska, 2000
Nebraska Annual Student Art Competition, Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1998
Concordia University Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Concorida University, Seward, Nebraska, 1998 – 2001
Best of Missouri High School’s Art Competition, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
Areas of Proficiency
Software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash (+ Actionscript)
Wordpress theme development, CSS, HTML, PHP
Hardware: I currently work on a MacBook Pro, and am comfortable on both Macs and PCs. I use a Canon 5d in professional situations, and a variety of other cameras as necessary.