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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 someone 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 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.

Experience

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)

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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 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.

 

 

A selection of my

work

Things I like, Do & Think

Blog

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    Surprise! Happy 70th birthday, dad!!

    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.

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