I come from a family of newspaper-clipping, letter-writing activists; of common-sensical, equity-minded lawyers and judges; and of unassuming but profoundly talented artists and writers.
My mom spent afternoons during my childhood years penning requests to politicians for environmental justice, and late nights at her lamp-lit Bernina sewing machine. My dad worked long days word-smithing legal briefs behind his sprawling mahogany desk, and weekends fiddling with his acoustic and watercolors. My grandmothers quilted, gardened, and cooked (mmm); my brother painted vivid tales with oils and words with a mastery beyond his years; my dad’s father never fully retired from his judicial seat in the courtroom for the love of the job.
Whether in art or business, all my family’s work has been craft.
I value social impact and beauty, and for me, the intersection of the two is in design.
I am an art director and graphic designer, because I think my part towards hope and healing in the world is nestled in the overlap of genuine communication, approachable storytelling, and a little aspiration. Our ability to see our one-of-a-kind, differentiating perspectives in parallel with the common hopes and dreams we share is important—narrative matters.
I’m scrappy, solutions-oriented, energetic, and an eager learner. I construct high-level design strategy alongside an understanding of on-the-ground process and production. I relish in helping zealous, purpose-driven brands express the goodness and value of what they have to offer.
There is nothing I love more than fighting towards clarity and uncovering beauty in our everyday lives.
I love what I get to do.
knowledge & skills
- Design strategy
- UX/UI design
- Packaging design
- Publication design
- Design production process
Gloo: Art Director
August 2016 – Present
Refining the start-up’s early branding and identity with the marketing team, designing the look-and-feel and overseeing print and digital production for corporate events, and developing strategy and design for partnership products
Freelance Graphic Designer
August 2016 – Present
Art direction and client management for a southeast music festival, tour merchandise, craft beer packaging, and more
Cast Iron Design: Designer
February – June 2016
Pairing design with positive impact and an overarching responsibility to environmental stewardship
Made Movement: Designer
September 2014 - January 2016
Under the direction of Chief Design Officer, John Kieselhorst; primarily working with Church’s Chicken and Copper Mountain
Big Communications: Junior Designer
February – June 2014
Under the mentorship of Creative Director, Aaron Gresham; learning the ins-and-outs of the advertising agency while working on production for print and digital campaigns
Anderson Design Group: Design Intern
Building art direction for new client projects and executing initial stages of design for branding, publication, and packaging projects
B.F.A in Graphic Design
Magna Cum Laude | 3.82 GPA
- Outdoor sports—rock climbing, hiking, running, and skiing
- Floral design
- Writing and reading