I've loved the creation 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. Having recently returned to Michigan, I plan to freelance while embarking on the "beloved" job hunt and of course exploring mommyhood and what it means to be a local again.
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
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
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 magazines, packaging, & posters to large banners & booths. As for the web, I've created business, non-profit, event, & personal sites, as well as UI design for apps. I work well on my own, as a part of a group, or mentoring junior creatives.
For more of my work, visit my Behance portfolio.
Planning a surprise party is not easy. Especially when you have a year for everyone who knows to screw it up. :p But with all of the secret convos, gathering of old photos, and getting our dad out of the house without suspicion, we managed to pull it off! I’ll avoid getting into all the boring-to-strangers details, but I wanted to share a few of the things we did to make it extra special.