about

I currently live in the rust belt wilds

of Cleveland, Ohio & work for a greeting

card company where I get to focus on design,

art direction & the development of a wide range of

social expression products, brands & trend presentations,

utilizing market research & trend analysis, examining

design & content that reflect the needs

of targeted demographics

& company initiatives.

 

I have two degrees, one in Design

From the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, & one in

Sociology/Philosophy with a focus on pop

culture from Penn State University

with my upper credits studies at

University of California

at Berkeley.

 

In my spare time, I spend as much

time as possible traveling (especially to

off-the-beaten-path, international places),

studying yoga, checking out the outdoors

we’re lucky to have, experimenting with whole

health stuff like turmeric coconut milk tea

BUT also good, hot whiskey & peanut butter

ice-cream (not usually at the same time).

Otherwise, I love relaxing with my hilarious

bf & our very grouchy, nasty cat

(we love her anyway).

 

Following are projects & brands

I had a lead role in & demonstrate my:

 

ART DIRECTION

CREATIVE DIRECTION

ILLUSTRATION

BRANDING

DESIGN

R&D

Most of these projects start

with big picture, strategy, branding,

R&D & follow with the resulting product.

All designs I designed, art directed,

conceptualized, or were a result of

the branding I developed.