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 brandand have designed identity systems, signage, books, promotional materials, gift products, and digital art from concept to final product.
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