"Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style."" -Massimo Vignelli

Headshot RT 2020

About Me

I chose my path in design because my parents convinced me that my ardent desire to forge swords and rebuild historical costumes wouldn’t ever be profitable (imagine my surprise when Etsy & Cosplay took off!) It took me several years to find what it was I loved about design work, but there's so much. I started in pre-press, understanding the intricacies of offset printing and the magic of ink. I worked in package design and had the good fortune to ignite a spark of interest as I built brand guidelines. But the opportunity was limited, so I switched to medical marketing — helping build creative campaigns and marketing solutions for independent audiology clinics. Along the way I learned what fueled me as an artist, and pursued my own skills in DSLR photography, video editing, some 3D printing, and UX/UI.

In my spare time, I’m often founds in online communities to offer advice and lend support on fostering healthy relationships and navigating complex emotions. When I work with my hands, I enjoy bookbinding, building miniature models, and organizing cluttered spaces. All other hours I might be found excitedly pointing out mushrooms, suppressing my excitement to quietly point out birds, or otherwise meandering through the amazing PNW with my loved ones.

I hold a B.F.A. in Communication Design, and am open to new opportunities. Reach out on LinkedIn to connect with me, or see what my coworkers have had to say.

Awards

Gerber Process Development Award

August 2019April 2020
Two-time recepient of the internal Audigy company award. This award is one of four awards presented quarterly to individuals within the company. This award is for recognition of excellence in creating, steamlining, and maintaining processes that move the company forward. The recipient is an employee who has created simplicity and structure in the processes, and a known solution provider.

Education

B.F.A. in Communication Designemphasis in illustration
Graduated Cum Laude from Oklahoma Christian University

Toolbox

Technical

Adobe AcrobatAdobe Bridge
Adobe InDesignAdobe Photoshop
Adobe IllustratorAdobe Lightroom
FigmaPremier Pro
HTML & CSSMarketo

Design & Editing

IllustratingDSLR Photography
TypographyCopy Writing
Technical WritingProofreading
Video EditingLocalization

Office

Mac OS/ WindowsDiscord/ Slack
MS OfficeG Suite
SalesforceRemote Work
OrganizationProcess Management
Conflict ResolutionLeadership
LeadershipTraining & Supervision
Active ListeningPublic Speaking

Learning goals for 2022

  • UE & UI Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Continued growth in Figma
  • Continued growth in Git
  • Sewing & Costuming
  • Revisiting acrylic painting

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