If you take a peek at the photos on this page, you’ll see that I’ve always been a maker, whether it was construction paper valentines in 3rd grade, or watercolor paintings of campus trees in college.
My drive to create isn’t a mystery, considering my dad was an art teacher, my mom a painter, my grandmother a commercial artist. While my background is also in visual art, I began using computers to design and tell stories from an early age, going “beyond the assignment” (as teachers would say) to produce papers in high school. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Evansville, I worked for a prominent advertising agency for 10 years. Later I served as Art/Creative Director at a regional lifestyle magazine for more than a decade, defining the creative strategy for two bimonthly publications, annuals, and custom projects. Today I’m the Creative Director for Feast and Field, a national food media platform and sister publication to Feast Magazine.
My general skill set is uniquely broad for a designer, as I can also plan digital strategy, manage social media, write, edit, proofread (just call me “Eagle Eye”), shoot photography, occasionally illustrate, and always offer the best in puns.
For a full professional history with additional details, head on over to my LinkedIn page. To review examples of my work, I encourage you to view my online portfolio, which showcases a few select projects.
When I’m not pushing pixels or pencils, you might find me cuddling with my cats, gardening, eating pizza, collecting vintage goods, or treasure hunting on a beach somewhere. Follow me on Instagram to see what I’ve been up to lately!