Seattle, WA
About me
From Kid Pix to Figma, creating art has always been a huge part of my life. Having grown up in a family of writers, artists & musicians, I spent my youth getting creative however possible. In my teenage years, music was my life, I spent my free time printing and posting flyers for the local punk shows and working in the blown-glass gallery in my hometown. At school I practically lived in the art room, dabbling in many forms but mostly practicing painting and collage. In college, I concentrated on photography, but supplemented classes in fashion design and culinary arts to seek other creative experiences. Meanwhile, I began acting in the local Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, where I found my love for crafting and hunting to put together the most screen-accurate costumes I could cultivate. I picked up various hobbies like silk screening and hula-hoop making. On the side I started a Burning Man regional theme camp that went from two to twenty people over a 10-year run; between budgets, spreadsheets, meal planning, and camp logistics I developed many valuable management skills.

At work, I began designing professionally when I was invited to join the marketing team at Brown Paper Tickets apprenticing under the Senior Designer. Over the years I touched everything in the company I could improve visually. Our outreach team had me producing signs, branding giveaways, designing trade show booths, shipping, and event logistics, where I would often be on-site to help things run smoothly. Inside the office, it was a continuous job keeping the spaces looking professional, branded, and highly functional for our teams. This included working with vendors for paint, custom furniture, decor, and everything down to branded signs and office supplies. I eventually took on a lead designer role where my primary responsibility was in marketing, which was always incredible collaborating with masters of content creation, impactful writers, and social media gurus. This work included projects for print collateral, campaigns, print and digital ads, promotions, and landing pages. 

In my skill development, I’ve taken many classes at School of Visual Concepts to improve my knowledge of design and completed a program for a certificate in UI/Visual Design. Most recently, I began a journey at Rover on the Brand Studio team where I learned a ton about email design. First by helping nail down the creative styles used in the retail marketing for the Rover Store, then streamlining the design process by standardizing a set of email templates. In the process, I grew close to this team and collaborated with them to develop a line of dog-walking gear called Rover Gear, including a patented design. As a continuation of creating more efficient processes, I also created a template for weekly newsletters, complete with interchangeable widgets to suit the varying content needs.

Going forward I aim to pursue a balance of pace and precision as I grow as a designer and the industry evolves. The most rewarding part of being a designer continues to be the gratification of helping improve other’s lives through creating beautiful, efficient experiences.
Back to Top