- I read tarot cards, collect crystals, and take horoscopes pretty seriously.
- I randomly quote Mean Girls throughout the day.
- I was voted "Most Talkative" in high school.
- I am proud to say I've worked almost exclusively with female entrepreneurs, or on predominately female led teams. #girlpower
- I can't resist a dirty joke, and say "that's what she said" more often than I should.
- I try to summit a mountain every month and run a blog dedicated to it.
- Pretty things, quirky people, & loud music make my world go round.
A strategic thinker, with a knack for design, and a passion for big ideas, I have had the opportunity to wear many hats in the creative industry. I am well-versed in graphic & experiential design, creative production, advertising, event planning, project management, and marketing; working on award-winning teams since 2010. I currently reside as a Designer/Art Director at 72andSunny in Los Angeles.
After my formal education in Strategic and Creative Advertising at Virginia Commonwealth University, I began as a designer and producer for an event planning company in Richmond, Virginia. As much as I loved crafting the details of weddings, I knew more was out there for me. So I sold everything I owned, and headed to Austin with no concrete plans, other than a desire for new opportunities.
I got my first break in Austin as a designer at a traditional marketing firm. While designing email campaigns and direct mailers did give me a strong sense for layout, I was ecstatic to begin a new journey with Whole Foods Market as the Lead Graphic Artist and Signmaker at an Austin store. After just 15 months in the company, I was promoted to the Head of Store Marketing & Community Relations and transferred to a store in Santa Monica, California.
Whole Foods then suddenly restructured the company, leaving me with the choice of what I wanted to do next. I took a leap of faith, moved to San Diego, and (luckily) landed the role of Creative Director at a haircare product startup called BLNDN. I loved the entrepreneurial spirit, and hustle and bustle of startup life, but with startups also comes funding issues and uncertainty.
By the new year, I had the opportunity to join the ad agency 72andSunny in Los Angeles for a 3 month Creative Residency (a program that has a <3% acceptance rate) aimed to develop personal and creative growth. By the end of the program, I was one of only 2 people asked to join the agency full-time, landing my current position as a Designer/Art Director on the Coors team.
As I have moved around and developed my career, one thing has stayed constant: a love for creativity and an addiction to developing beautiful work for my clients - and I hope to carry that passion in to a partnership with you!