It's nice to meet you! There's a couple reasons you may be looking through my personal website. Either you're a client that came from Empac Design or you're a company that I submitted my information to and would love to work on your team. Whichever camp you came from, I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little more about me. Well, here's the scoop on what I'm all about:
I got into design back when I was a teenage race car driver. I jumped into a go-kart when I was 13 years old and absolutely loved it. Fortunately, I was good enough to make my way through the racing ranks into larger vehicles such as mini-sprints, sprint cars, and stock cars. I was good enough at racing that I've been invited to compete in the Red Bull Driver Search and test with a few race teams in California. However, none of the racing came cheap. I had to find ways to raise money for the racing team and the best way to do it was through sponsorships.
I didn't have the money to drop thousands of dollars on the Adobe suite, so I decided to pirate a version of Photoshop. I learned how to design my own decals, sponsorship package, tee shirts, and much more. Eventually, we bought a domain name and I started figuring out how to put together a website. Through my design efforts, I was able to effectively brand myself and earn sponsorships from companies such as Lexus of Bellevue, Northwest Motorsports, and others.
Eventually, the day came where I had to get a real job. I submitted one resumé to the Apple Store in Tacoma. I thought to myself "If I needed to earn money, I might as well try getting a job at a company I aspire to work for." I went through a rigorous interview process and got the job. While I was working at Apple, I continued working on design projects on the side through the alias Emerald Pacific Outfitters. EP Outfitters was created as an action sports brand that promoted northwest athletes and sold graphic tees and hoodies. If you look hard enough, there are still remnants of those "rebellious" designs I made back in the day. It's truly incredible how different my design aesthetic is now compared to how it was back then.
There's been a lot of changes over the last five years. EP Outfitters has turned into Empac Design, I was invited to a graphic and web design internship with Apple, and I've worked with some of the most amazing companies in the Pacific Northwest. At the moment, I'm finishing up my marketing degree at the University of Washington and looking for teams and companies to work with. In the long run, I see myself working towards a creative director, art director, or marketing management role. What makes me stand out compared to other folks in my field is that I have experience working on design projects, development projects, and marketing projects. This means I can communicate cross functionally and make sure the development folks are implementing our designs correctly, internal stakeholders have an understanding of what is going on, and designers feel like they're being heard and understood. I've seen so many companies silo all these teams and all it does is create conflict and slow down the project.
Well, that's a little about me! This website houses all kinds of work samples and projects for you to explore. The perk in learning about my experiences here is that I can be much more detailed about my process compared to what can be learned through a resumé. One page of cliff notes talking about my experience simply isn't enough. I hope you enjoy learning more about my experiences, projects, and little nuggets of information about me and things I love to do.
There's all kinds of things and programs I am confident working with. There's the typical programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint that I'm confident working with. Personally, I prefer working with Apple's version of the Microsoft suite. So I can make some great documents in Pages, spreadsheets in Numbers, and presentation decks in Keynote. In regard to the more advanced things, I feel confident working on design projects, development projects, marketing projects, or a mix of any and all of those mediums.
I was initially a computer science major at the University of Washington. I was a year into the program when I was invited by Apple to be a graphic and web design intern in their IS&T Division in early 2016. After the internship, it was recommended to me by multiple project and program managers that I pursue marketing since I was effective in commuting between the design and development team.
I am certified in Google Analytics. I passed the AdWords Fundamentals and Search exams to get my certification. The year before that, I earned my certification by passing the Display Ads exam.
I love traveling. There's multiple times throughout the year I love to get out and explore. With my trusty iPhone in hand, I get to work taking photos and documenting my travels. I usually bring the photos into Lightroom and start messing around with them. There's been so much love for the photos that I felt like it was necessary to throw them up on this website.
I am extremely happy with the results of the design I've received from Emerald Pacific! I will continue sending any future business this direction!
I couldn't be more pleased with Britton's eye for design as well as his knowledge and professionalism. I would highly recommend him and am thankful for his partnership.
Britton has been a very huge help in the growth of our company. He works fast with great results. He is very knowledgable in many ways websites are designed. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Britton is a gifted graphic designer. He helped our organization by creating fresh designs for our annual tournament, general marketing material, and a year-end letter. While working with Britton, he has successfully maintained The First Tee visual look and feel while helping to advance the success of our events by creating eye capturing work. He listens, ask questions, and has the ability to grasp concept. Which in turn creates exceptional visuals. In addition, he is responsive, creative, and talented - all characteristics that I value while doing business.
I was hired at the same time as Britton, and spent 3 years as his peer. What always impressed me was his attention to detail and his wealth of knowledge. When understanding a customer's needs or a question from a peer, he would always take the time to make sure he understood the whole situation before jumping in with an answer. His tech knowledge is up there with the best of them, and could always simplify an answer to make it something that anyone could understand. Britton's dedication, knowledge, and attention to detail make him a great asset for any company.
One of Britton's best qualities is his attention to detail... Together we brought an effective re-branding strategy to a local pizza company that has since quadrupled its daily sales numbers... I really appreciated Britton's approach to marketing. He emphasizes getting an eye level view of a business and strives to gain a personal understanding of the business before making any recommendations or wholesale changes to a brand. In essence, he is someone you can count on to research the business personally, make lasting connections within your business, present information clearly and simply in dynamic presentations, and make recommendations tactfully with the efficacy of your brand as his first priority.
That's the gist of what I'm all about. If you enjoyed reading through my story and experience, reach out to me and let's have coffee sometime. I would love to learn more about you, your journey, your team, and how I can possibly help you in the future.