I began my design career in elementary school. My best-known projects were the elaborate cover designs I created out of construction paper for many book reports. Ever since, I’ve continued to have a knack for combining words and images together, in eye-catching ways. It was no surprise that one summer, at 16, I commuted into Manhattan and took a college class at the prestigious School of Visual Arts. “Agency and Studio Skills” was my first formal foray into the world of graphic design.
After earning a BFA in Visual Communications/Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, I began my working career at Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Stewart, Tabori & Chang. It was here, where I honed my story-telling skills, creating covers and layouts for non-fiction children’s and coffee-table books. Later, my work for Ernst & Young and Microsoft gave me the opportunity to design within a corporate brand, something I would also incorporate at the SJCC.
Design has always been my strength—I have a keen eye for detail and for managing many components of a project. I take a holistic approach to reflect the essence of you and your business brand, and have designed identity systems, signage, books, promotional materials, gift products, and digital art from concept to final product.