I’m a graphic designer and a studio artist. Sometimes I know what that means, and other times I feel like it is still open to interpretation. One of the best parts of design is learning. I’m a life long learner and design gives me the opportunity to do that. Not only do I enjoy learning more and more about design, design trends, and code languages, but I also get to learn about the subjects I design for.
If you looked at my Google Reader you’d see Swiss Miss, FPO, Brand New, CMYBacon and more. If you looked in my mailbox you’d see Communication Arts, and Design Bureau Magazine. If you want to buy my something; subscribe me to The Thing Quarterly, SPIN and Juxtapoz; I’d settle for just one of them.
Additionally, I find myself excited when I’m asked to design a piece that contains a large amount of information and copy. I enjoy working with large amounts of information that need detailed formatting. Like an infographic, a book, informational pamphlets, newspapers; I’m a sucker for anything that involves design thinking and creative layouts.
Finally, I enjoy doing design for a cause. If I could I would do nothing but work for free to help support positive change in the world. – This is my end goal, to create a design collective with this philosophy. Organizations like Invisible Children can have their hearts in the right places, but traction is also gained by having well designed materials that communicate efficiently.
I love the feel when you find those two fonts that play well together on a page. At work we use Rockwell, Bebas Neue and Lobster Two. The contrast is great when you combine a thick-heavy serif with a thin condensed sans and add some flair with a mid-weight script.
Worked with fellow designer, Molly Taaffe, to create a set of playing cards. Goal of project was to develop a set of cards and identifying suits with 4 colors and 4 shapes.
Polar Grill Fest is an annual event hosted by The Meat House and Redhook Brewery. It is an outside food festival held in January. I was in charge of logo creation as an intern in 2011. In 2012 I was in charge of branding the event and designing all promotional materials.
The Meat House has many different social media promotions. So far I have created all artwork for all of the promotions. The "Pin It To Win It Contest" was a Mother's Day promotion where a contestant would re-pin a Meat House Mother's Day Pin in the hopes of winning that prize.