I believe in the power of design.
Not just “pretty” design, but useful design. Design that sticks with you. Design that changes culture. I enjoy the process of being presented with a problem, then solving it with the right words, colors, typefaces, whatever it may be, but most of all, the right idea.
With almost five years of experience in the industry, I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of all phases of the creative process, from the first meeting with a client to concept development to design and production. I’ve worked on large campaigns funded by multimillion-dollar federal grants, retail signage in some of the county’s top big box stores, and small projects with limited budgets, approaching each task with enthusiasm, ingenuity, organization and attention to detail.
Whether starting from scratch on a new brand or designing multiple pieces within the confines of an established style guide, I work effectively and energetically to meet deadlines and produce an awesome final product. I work equally well as a self-starter, balancing multiple projects and production schedules on my own, or as part of a team, using a positive attitude and unfiltered creativity to help find the best design solutions possible.
Personal (read: useless) Information
I’m a lover of podcasts, technology, cereal, pizza, dogs, running, recycling, DIY, documentaries, architecture, art and design (obviously). I’m grateful for every day that I don’t have to work in food service. Born and raised in St. Louis, I ventured to Columbia, Mo. to attend the University of Missouri, and remained there a few years after school as a professional. (And became obsessed with Columbia’s True/False Film Festival as a result. You should know about it.) Now, I live in the city of St. Louis with my endlessly entertaining and energetic scruffy mutt dog. I’ve been in the front row of “The Price is Right” while Bob Barker was still the host, and the front row of “The Late Show with Conan O’Brien” in it’s last season in New York. This is credited entirely to the fact that I have cool friends. I was also the person inside the Easter bunny costume in Kurt Warner’s 2001 Easter family photo. Long story.