I've loved the creation process ever since I was a youngster who picked up a crayon and doodled a masterpiece all over my parents' basement wall (you're welcome!). I had the luxury of making a career of it in 2007 when I graduated from Michigan State University (GO GREEN!) with BAs in advertising & studio art. Shortly after I started working as an in-house graphic/web designer at a non-profit in Ann Arbor. In summer 2011, my husband & I picked up all our belongings & moved to Ellicott City, MD. Now I'm looking forward to exploring a new area, expanding my design skills/portfolio, & meeting some great people to work with (yea yea, don't end a sentence with a preposition, I know).
I'd like to say I have a preference for print or web, but I can't; I love designing for both. I've designed everything from magazine articles & posters to large banners & registration booths. As for the web, I've put together business, non-profit, event, & personal sites along with simple or complex Flash elements. I've also designed several html emails, one of which my design helped achieve a MSAE Diamond Award (it's a Michigan thing). As a bonus, my site has recently been featured on gallery/award sites such as HOW Interactive Design, OnePageLove, CSS Mania,The Design Inspiration, Design Modo, Inspiiired, & The Deep End Design (among others...balllerrr). ;)
Posted on October 23, 2013
I first saw this site as a nominee for the 2013 Webby Awards. The image of tweets being projected onto a wall in their studio caught my eye.. perused their site, finally finding myself on the livecam, twitter wall. Took a stab at tweeting using their #stationwall… and 10 seconds later my tweet appeared! So impressed by this concept and style, I’m trying to see if someone here could get on board. Check out the rest of their site, it’s just fun to see others ways in which they engage their visitors. #funuserexperience