Growing up, I always learned best through projects - so becoming a designer was my destiny! Instead of a routine, I enjoy engaging in a variety of assignments, allowing me to continuously refine my skills, adapt to emerging trends, and bring fresh ideas to the table. With a background in both art & advertising, I bring a unique perspective to create impactful marketing materials, aiding clients in visual communication. Thriving in fast-paced environments, I once navigated the vibrant pulse of the fashion world in surface and textile design, which has contributed to my knowledge in crafting exquisite patterns for home, fashion, and beyond. And with over a decade of experience in art education, I am proficient in multitasking, problem-solving, and empathizing with diverse audiences. These skills position me as a valuable asset in any creative workplace requiring effective teamwork, critical thinking, and client interaction. I’m a designer and teacher all in one, so creative problem-solving is my specialty. All in all, I consider myself a true life-long learner who dabbles in as many artistic outlets as possible. I am grateful to work in industries that demand every creative drop I have to offer.
I have over 10 years of experience in both the design and education industry combined, working as a graphic designer and textile artist for fashion icons such as Donna Karan (DKNY) and Norma Kamali, an art educator in local Pittsburgh schools and museums, and a business owner of my design company, Exhibit D. My experience has given me the opportunity to work on a range of projects, from creating custom textile designs to developing brand identities. I hold a dual Bachelor of Fine Arts and Advertising degree from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Masters of Art Education from Carlow University.
Marketing & Branding | Visual Communication | Textile & Material Knowledge | Hand Drawing & Illustration | Graphic Design | Color Theory | Pattern Repeats | Digital Design | Trend Analysis | Market Research | Creative Instruction | Growth & Development | Technology Integration
Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Indesign | Lightroom | Final Cut Pro | Procreate | Excel/Word | Photography
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