Art Direction & Design
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About

 
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Background


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, and late nights at her lamp-lit Bernina sewing machine. My dad worked long days word-smithing legal briefs, and weekends fiddling with his acoustic and watercolors. My grandmothers quilted, gardened, and cooked (mmm). 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’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
  • Branding
  • UX/UI design
  • HTML/CSS
  • Packaging design
  • Publication design
  • Design production process
 
 
 

Experience

GlooArt Director
August 2016 – Present
Boulder, CO

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
Boulder, CO

Art direction and client management for a southeast music festival, tour merchandise, craft beer packaging, and more

Cast Iron DesignDesigner
February – June 2016
Boulder, CO

Pairing design with positive impact and an overarching responsibility to environmental stewardship

Made MovementDesigner
September 2014 - January 2016
Boulder, CO

Under the direction of Chief Design Officer, John Kieselhorst; primarily working with Church’s Chicken and Copper Mountain

Big CommunicationsJunior Designer
February – June 2014
Birmingham, AL

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 GroupDesign Intern
Summer 2013
Nashville, TN

Building art direction for new client projects and executing initial stages of design for branding, publication, and packaging projects

 
 

Education

Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Class of Spring 2014

B.F.A in Graphic Design
Magna Cum Laude | 3.82 GPA


Publication

Hobbies

  • Outdoor sports—rock climbing, hiking, running, and skiing
  • Yoga
  • Floral design
  • Writing and reading
 
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