I've always jumped at opportunities in previous jobs to use my artistic talents. Newsletters, posters, mailers, etc. If it had anything to do with design, I was on it. I realized I wanted to take my skills to a career level. So... I took a big risk and quit my job and went back to school to pursue my passion. In June of 2020, I graduated with a B.A. in Graphic & Web Design from Bellevue University.
I gained the essential foundation for web, digital, and print design. Web design is still the front runner as the one I enjoy most. College provided me the front-end web development skills and Wix provided me the back-end web development support. The partnership allows me the ability to focus more on creating beautiful user experience web design for clients.
My philosophy as a designer is to create with function first and form or beauty second. I love to problem solve, and love that I can find solutions using visual representation to fit my clients brand. I currently work with small businesses around Oregon. I enjoy supporting them and love the idea of helping the little guys grow bigger.
I'm a designer first, but an artist second. In the studio is where it's about me. I believe art is a helpful skill for designers and for the creative soul. I enjoy expressing myself through art or creative projects. Taking the time to play with different art mediums and creating new things is my outlet from the hustle and bustle of life and work.
When I’m not designing on my Mac or in the studio, I love hanging out with my fiancé, three daughters...and our good ole dog, Timmy, the faithful Schipperke. Never a dull moment.
It all started for me when I worked side—by—side with a web developer at Umpqua Community College. As the Admissions Officer at the time, working on a web project for my department with zero web experience, my nerd side came to light. I was blown away seeing basic text code instantly turned into cool visual web graphics. I knew from that moment forward I wanted to learn everything about web design.