In 6th grade, my pet goat Molly ate my math homework. Now, my younger siblings submit their homework on iPads. Design, communication, and illustration are perpetual, intrinsic and enduring aspects of life, whether on paper or digital. I have an extensive fine art background and skill set, a thirst for knowledge quenched through research, and a passion for supporting others. With fine art classes at Carroll University, I honed my fine art and communication skills. Time spent earning my Associates Degree at Waukesha Technical College provided me with a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of package design and print. The ongoing completion of a BFA in Design and Visual Communication at UWM has taught me to combine both skill sets efficiently and effectively. This knowledge, along with my desire to relate to and connect with others, has made me a capable designer who can accomplish my clients’ goals and improve the lives of those around me. I am proficient in visual ideation, illustration, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop. The goal of my continued education is to become more innovative and confident as a designer- A professional who not only meets my clients’ goals and personal expectations but exceeds them.
Balance is an illustrated pop-up book depicting my manifesto of life and design. My manifesto revolves around themes of balancing responsibilities, my reasons to grow and my desire to put just a bit more effort at all times. The medium of paper engineering helps draw and involve the reader into the words of my manifesto.