I am a multidisciplinary Creative Director + Brand Builder, with over eighteen years of experience. A creative thinker who is passionate about visual storytelling and the process of collaboration. I thrive in new challenges and solving design puzzles through thoughtful strategy and accessible experiences. My background is a blend of design in creative marketing and tech, ranging from brand identities & refreshes, design systems, 2D & 3D motion, go-to-market product launches, 360 campaigns, branded live events, UI/UX design and more.

Throughout my tenure I have worked for both small intimate design agencies, and for large Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, HPE, Apple, Meta, Netflix, Showtime, HBO & more. When I don’t have a Wacom pen in my hand, I am running around with my Border Collie Lab Mix, Poney and Boston Terrier, Willa capturing our ventures on polaroids in Portland, Oregon.

Freelance Clients : Sibling Rivalry, Buck, Juniper Jones, Thornberg & Forester, Loyalkaspar, Nike, SpecterHall, Showtime Networks, ModOp, Leroy + Clarkson.

Brand Identity & Strategy 
Branding Guidelines
Motion Design & Toolkits
Social Content
UI/UX Design
Adobe Suite / Figma 

A Tiny Bit More About Me
I was born and raised in snowy Buffalo, NY. As a child I loved to draw, paint and make any kind of art mess. Throughout high school I lived in art classes. During my junior year my favorite teacher loaded Photoshop on a first generation iMac. I dropped the paint brushes and picked up the mouse and I haven’t stopped since. Unsure if I could truly make my passion my career I applied to multiple design colleges and attended Rochester Institute of Technology and studied in one of their up and coming ‘digital art’ programs, New Media Design & Imaging.
I left Rochester and moved immediately to NYC. It was a dream since I was eleven years old to live there. I thought I was on a five year plan and ended up living in the big apple for twelve years. Throughout my time there I worked exclusively in the design world between small design studios and large networks. In 2015 I ventured out on my own and went freelance. And, in 2017 I was ready for a bigger change (and more nature in my life). I packed up my things and moved to Portland, Oregon where I still reside today.

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