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Welcome to my humble abode.

I am an artist at heart. I love to spend my time working in graphite and clay, but it's nearly impossible to make a living in these mediums...which is why I became a graphic designer.

I plowed through four years of college, taking on every freelance project I could get my hands on. I even accepted an unpaid internship two hours from where I lived. Why? Because I wanted to build a portfolio and a reputation that would speak for itself.

As a direct result, I landed a job as a graphic designer at an advertising agency in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I spent six months in this position, until I was promoted to Art Director. In another six months I became Creative Director overseeing multiple client projects including four published magazines and the staff to go with it. 

In addition to my full time job, I also volunteered on the Board of Directors for the Fort Wayne Advertising Federation, Toastmasters, and became an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech. Honestly, I felt I had so many amazing mentors throughout college, I thought it was important to pay it forward.

And so my passion continues...


Education Highlights:

Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management - Graduated in 2013
- Western Governors University | Salt Lake City, UT (Online)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design - Graduated in 2005
- International Academy of Design and Technology | Tampa, FL

Career Highlights:

Marketing Manager - Oakhurst Signs | Clearwater, FL | Present
Project Coordinator - Oakhurst Signs | Clearwater, FL | 2012–2014
Creative Director - Marketshare+ Inc. | Fort Wayne, IN | 2006–2012
Adjunct Instructor - ITT Technical Institute | Fort Wayne, IN | 2010–2011

Industry Skills (Mac & PC Platforms)

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Corel, QuickBooks

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Corel, QuickBooks

Awards & Achievements

- Toastmasters Competent Communicator Certificate 2010
- 2007 Platinum Hammer Award - Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, Florida
- Voted ABWA Tangerine Charter Chapter "Woman of the Year" for 2005-2006
- Voted ABWA Tangerine Charter Chapter "Member of the Year" for 2004-2005

Want to see it all on paper?

Click to view my full résumé in PDF format.