Welcome to my portfolio website. Here is just a little bit about me . . .
I am a talented and devoted Art Director, Brand Lead, and Senior Graphic Designer. I got my start as an Architecture and Graphic Design major at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Through chance and circumstance, I took a detour in my design career, and obtained a B.A. in Radio/Sound from Columbia College in Chicago, IL. I was fortunate to have an internship with the Chicago Recording Company, where I assisted with foley sound design and post-production for commercials. I loved the industry, but my heart was still in design, so back to school I went for my B.A. in Graphic Design from Northern Kentucky University.
I started my career as a Graphic Designer in the textbook publishing industry. Textbook and collegiate media design was a great way to get into the field. I'm a print designer to my core, and love to design anything that you can hold in your hands, whether it be packaging, business and media publications, promotional items, etc.
In 2003, I made the move to Nashville, TN with an opportunity to work for the premier administrator of government healthcare programs. At the time, I was the first and only graphic designer on staff. I was able to transform their collateral, and create a standard of design and quality for which other contractors work to duplicate. I am well-versed in 508 compliance and I have worked on projects that have taken form scan rates from below 30% to over 90%, engaged clients, educated providers, and I have led a diversity team.
Throughout the years, I have worked on many freelance projects from logo and brand design and implementation, to music promotion materials, to interactive and engaging environmental designs. New opportunities for design always bring new opportunities to engage a user, learn a new type of design, and broaden my design experience. I look forward to all new projects, as an opportunity to engage, learn, and make something better.
As a professional Graphic Designer and Art Director, I thrive in a creative and energetic atmosphere. I have a growing knowledge of copyright and trademarks, and a career focus on print, packaging, and branding. I find new challenges and deadline-driven environments as exciting. I am also a proud member of the AIGA.
Want to know more? Maybe some weird, but possibly interesting facts? Here it goes:
I have two dogs who are my "children," no less.
I was previously a tattoo flash designer. Somewhere, there are people in the world with my artwork on their skin. It's a huge compliment.
I am an official "bonnet head."
I am an amateur painter and illustrator, with success in painting sales.
Styx is my favorite band of all time. I love all types of music, but I am a rock and metal fan in my bones.
My new television fixation is Stranger Things. It's phenomenal. Plain and simple.
I am an Apple nerd, but I am just as comfortable in a PC environment. I've worked in both for over 12 years.
I was born in Ohio, but raised in New Jersey. I am a "Jersey Girl," through and through.
I am a Starbucks junkie. It's such a designer cliche, but I can't help myself.