creative thinker
jersey girl
equine enthusiast
tea drinker
south paw
music junkie bad joke teller


My resume can tell you all about my work experience, education and skill set, but here’s a bit about me that it can’t tell you:


I’m a self-taught designer.

In elementary school, a friend and I thought it was fun to sit for hours on crumby laptops and mess around in Photoshop Elements. When I turned sixteen, instead of asking for a new car or other ‘normal’ teenage gift, I begged my parents for the Adobe Creative Suit. I haven’t looked back since.


I originally went to school for interior design.

I soon learned that although I absolutely loved the design process: the idea generation, the concepting, the color selection and the presentation of it all, I was more interested in the branding of a new space rather than it’s dimensions and ADA compliance.


I’m a Chicago transplant… from Jersey.

No, I don’t know any of the folks from the Jersey Shore but I will do my best to show you how to properly fist-pump. I grew up on a small horse farm in rural north Jersey, but don’t be surprised when I sound like a Mid-Westerner. I have no accent and I'm okay with it.


I find inspiration in a lot of places.

Sometimes all I need is a walk down to Paper Source or thirty minutes of scrolling through Google to clear a creative block. I print some stuff, hang it up, doodle on it, write down some words, ask for opinions and eventually it comes to me. It isn’t a pretty process all the time but it’s always worth it.

resume [ download a pdf ]


university of kentucky, lexington, ky

b.a. integrated strategic communication

art history minor  |  magna cum laude

may 2012


school of visual arts, new york, ny

pre-college basic design course

oct 2007 - dec 2007







mac os x




2012 national student advertising competition team member & presenter


2012 ADDY winner, student division

collateral print material


2012 lex ad club scholarship recipient


acrobat pro

windows os

html & css basics


graphic designer

ymca of metro chicago | nov 12 - present

• design print and digital materials

  (social media graphics, postcards, brochures,

  flyers, posters and environmental graphics)

• produce suites of campaign materials including

  display ads, billboards, transit posters and mailers

• ensure adherence of all projects to brand guidelines

• manage library of graphics and illustrations


production artist

ace weekly | sept 12 - jan 14

• layout, cover and ad design for monthly

  alternative newspaper

• worked remotely while remaining in contact

  with editor to ensure deadlines were met


admissions assessment intern

norton norris inc | may 12 - sept 12

• ensured admissions departments at select

  u.s. colleges were working in compliance

  with government standards


marketing intern

group cj | jan 12 - may 12

• collaborated with creative director on design

  and updates of print/digital media

• conducted research for clients and projects

• organized and maintained agency’s archives


creative marketing intern

uk information technology | aug 10 - jan 12

• conceptualized and executed designs

  for promotional print material

• collaborated with co-workers and other

  interns on design development

• assisted in wire-framing and re-design of website

click on a project to see more work!

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