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. 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 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.
For more of my work, visit my Behance portfolio.
While working on my rebrand, I explored the ever-changing world wide web for sites that were unlike any other, as it was important for me to see what my “competition” was up to, as well as making sure I wasn’t just another copy and paste of your typical portfolio site. There were so many sites that I gathered inspiration from, whether it be for design, interactivity, or content; but below, I’d say, were the standouts.