I grew up in Michigan and enjoyed playing with Microsoft Paint as child. I always said I wanted to be an artist but was told I couldn't go wrong with a profession in the medical field. I started taking classes after I graduated High School with the plan on becoming a dental hygienist but eventually switched gears and followed my heart to a graphic design career. After taking some graphic design classes at a community college, I transferred to an Art School to pursue my Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis of Web Design and Interactive Media at the Art Institute of Michigan. I then transferred to the same school based in Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art, and that's where I graduated from around a year later.
I now live in Knoxville, Tennessee with my husband and three Siamese rescue cats, Sia, Zuko, and Richard Parker. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting (primarily cat hats) and 3D Modeling/Printing (primarily things for cats.)
One of the primary things I do at my current job is design, develop and deploy emails. These include fundraising emails, event emails, invitations, newsletters and many more. When I started my position, I took on converting all emails to be mobile responsive.
I've done lots of graphics for use on the web including banner ads, Facebook ads, inbox ads (ex. Google Discovery), Facebook contests artwork, infographics and much more.
Some examples of print pieces I've done include Serta Mattress Newsletters, various fact sheets, pop up banners for trade shows, flyers, and fundraising postcards.
2016 - Present
2013 - 2017
I moved to Chicago to finish up my Bachelor's Degree with a major of Web Design and Interactive Media.
I decided to further my graphic design education by transferring to a dedicated art school. This is where I began my major of Web Design and Interactive Media.
Started taking pre-requisite courses with becoming a dental hygienist in mind and then decided to follow my heart and switched to taking graphic design classes.
This email is from a series which welcomes users after signing up. I designed, coded, and scheduled it. This is a recurring message that sends on a daily basis. View link.
This is a Facebook ad that I designed which promoted a premium campaign. I used Illustrator for this design.
I designed this website for a photographer and built it using Wordpress. View site.
This is a print handout that I created for a travel management company. I used Illustrator to create this piece.
This is a print handout that I created for a travel management company. I designed this in Illustrator.
A display ad that I designed to drive traffic to a donation form. I created all the standard size variations and typically make two different designs a month for A/B testing. I used Illustrator for this ad.
This is a Save the Date email I created for a large conference. I designed and coded it and then loaded it into Luminate Online to deploy to a specific audience. View link.
This is a postcard that I designed to drive traffic to a donation form using a service called Pebble Post. I designed this in Illustrator. It was mailed out at GivingTuesday time and included a vanity URL to the donation form, which I also set up.