Growing up in the 80s, I loved sugary cereal. Remember those cheery, colorful boxes with cartoon characters and splashy graphics? Every morning during breakfast, I'd study those boxes, not realizing there was a profession dedicated to creating them.
Years later, I learned that the people who made those cereal boxes were called graphic designers. That career seemed like the perfect way to combine my love of art, graphic novels, and technology. In 2003, I started learning software, design principles, photography, marker illustration, and web design in the Advertising & Graphic Design program at Guilford Technical Community College. Graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in 2005, I began working in the educational supplement publishing industry, creating workbooks and other graphics for Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company.
After 8 years in print publication design, I moved into the realm of digital design. This next chapter of my career began at a small start-up called DealerActive (eventually DA Solutions). Initially I worked on a car-sales magazine and later provided web design, UI and UX design, email marketing campaigns, website support, social media marketing graphics, website graphics, and more for the automotive industry.
Today I serve as a Digital Designer in the Marketing Department of Flow Automotive Companies, creating digital marketing pieces and responsive HTML email campaigns for automotive brands like Nissan, Porsche, Toyota, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, MINI, and others.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where I earned academic and artistic scholarships every year I was enrolled. SCAD’s outstanding eLearning program allowed me to attend my dream school while maintaining full-time employment.
I'm available nights and weekends for freelance projects, large and small! My freelance clients have included publishing companies, authors, nonprofits, and a wide variety of small businesses. I have experience working in both print and digital media. The best ways to get in touch with me for freelance projects are filling out the form on my contact page or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.