problem solver + designer + artist
I’ve always loved the arts. I remember unwrapping my very first sketchbook when I was just seven years old, and feeling an immense sense of possibility holding the plain, empty black book in my hands.
You could say it runs in the family. When I was 17, I discovered my mother’s graphic design portfolio from the ’80s in the back of her closet. I was instantly captivated. Art had always been a passion, but I had never considered what it would look like as a career. Flipping through the pages of illustrations, photos, sketches, logos and magazine spreads, I thought, “Could this really be a job?” From that moment, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in graphic design.
Earning my degree from a liberal arts college gave me such a broad perspective on both life and art. My education wasn’t just about design—I was also able to work with dancers, historians and writers. Now, problem-solving and collaborating with my clients are the best part about my job. My second favorite part is leading my team of design interns. Watching them make discoveries about themselves and their work and knowing that I’ve had a part in shaping their future never gets old.
When I’m not working, I’m attempting to be a gourmet chef, making awesome T-shirts, taking long walks with my furry friend or spending time with my big, crazy family.