Welcome to my online portfolio! It's almost never up to date, since I'm always working on a new project. I am inspired by new challenges, so my portfolio is a bit eclectic, but I like it that way. If it needs to be designed, I want to be the one to do it. Know of anyone who needs a food truck branded? A mural painted? A book cover designed or a small business' product catalog created? Let me know.
I am a visual storyteller--graphic designer, artist, and journalist.
I have 8 years of experience as a graphic designer. Over my career I have worked for newspapers, magazines, and communications companies. I have had the opportunity to convert print magazines into tablet apps; create brochures, posters, and billboards; design the logos and branding for small businesses; and run social media campaigns.
I am a big picture thinker and making complicated ideas or stories come together clearly is why I fell in love with communications and design in the first place.
I'm available for freelance design and illustration work. Let's work together.
WHAT IS MY IDEAL JOB?
My dream job is one where I get to use my creativity daily, and spend most of my time solving problems visually--something that offers a variety of types of projects to work on. I like to work independently and I get a lot of pride and satisfaction from having a high level of responsibility in my projects, but I also enjoy having the opportunity to learn from my colleagues. And I don’t drink coffee, so an office that has a nice electric tea kettle would be a pretty big plus, too.
WHAT IS MY 5-YEAR PLAN?
Five years is a long time, and I hope my goals keep growing with me. I do know that over the next five years I want to learn new skills, work with talented and interesting people, and grow as a designer and as a person (Hey, if I’m setting a goal, it may as well be lofty.) At the end of five years, I’d like to be working where I still see new challenges and have enough variety in what I do day-to-day that my job stays interesting.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT ME?
My favorite color depends on the day, my favorite typeface is (usually) Garamond, and I first used Adobe InDesign when I was 14 years old and working for my school newspaper.