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A Passion to Create

There’s nothing I love more as a designer than creating a truly unique experience for someone. Whether it be a well-designed website, a new brand, or an ad campaign, being able to reach people through design is an amazing high.

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About me. Well...

Just a bit

my friends call me "ah-nuh"

I've loved the creative process ever since I was a youngster who picked up a crayon & 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. After living in Maryland for 4+ years, our little family made our way back to Michigan, where I now work as a senior designer with a small marketing firm. I'm currently unavailable for freelance projects, but I'd love to connect, so reach out!

Experience

Hunch Free Inc. // Senior Graphic Designer // 2018 - present

Freelance // Graphic Designer // 2007 - present

Vectorworks Inc. // Senior Graphic Designer // 2012 - 2016

Borcz:Dixon // Contract Designer & Developer // 2011 - 2012

The League // Graphic & Web Designer // 2008 - 2011

Brightway Mktg // Contract Graphic Designer // 2007 - 2008

Recognition (team & personal)

How Interactive Design // Site of the Day

GDUSA // American Package Design Team Award

CSS Design Awards // Nominee

One Page Love // Nominee

The Design Inspiration + More // Design Feature

CSS Mania | Design Modo | Vandelay Design // Feature

MSAE // E-newsletter Team Diamond Award

MSU Photo Competition // Best Photograph

MSU Advertising Competition // Best Team Campaign

B.1985 // G.2007 // M.2010 // C1.2015

A few of my favorite things (minus the cream-colored ponies)

Artboard 1

Print vs Digital

I'd like to say I have a preference for print or web, but I can't; I love designing for both. I've worked on everything from brand strategy & development and design of marketing materials and packaging to the creation of a cohesive experience at trade shows, including booth design and itty bitty giveaways. As for the web, I've designed and developed sites for myself, businesses, product launches, and events as well as UI design for apps. I work well on my own, as a part of a group, or mentoring junior creatives.

 

 

A selection of my

work

Things I like, Do & Think

Blog

  • Jan
  • 09
    A long-awaited reinvention | Part 1

    Rebranding yourself can be a huge undertaking. For me, it wasn’t just about a quick logo redesign or tweaking copy here and there… I wanted to make sure that people who saw my brand got a true sense of who I am as a person as well as the quality of work in which they can expect from me.

    portfolio book rebrand

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