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
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:
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.