Hi! A little bit about me. I started out as a journalist in Southern California and wanted to change the world with words. In the beginning, I worked at small newspapers, not only producing stories about the possibility of the Big One and what it would do our surrounding area, but also designing the sections where those stories lived. That’s the deal with small papers; you get the chance to do everything.
And it was great. Not only was I writing, but I was also designing and getting the chance to further the story visually. The Big One didn’t come, but the Northridge Quake of 1994 did, and although I’m a native California girl, it was enough of an impetus to send me to the East Coast, where the ground doesn’t move as much.
I eventually landed at The Washington Post, where I worked for 12 years, first as a copy editor and then as an assistant news editor, designing covers and pages for the Style section. During that time, I designed Style fronts for the Academy Awards as well as pages that focused on the nation’s notable and famous. As the newspaper landscape began to shift, I decided that it was time to follow my passion for design and pursue my BFA in graphic design. After graduating from the Corcoran College of Art+Design in Washington, DC, in 2012, I went to work as a designer, bringing my sense of journalism to projects ranging from publications and motion graphics to infographics and branding systems.
Today, I am a freelance designer with a passion for visual storytelling. I find motivation and inspiration all around me, whether it be in a grocery store or on the hiking trail. I’m the person who stops to take pictures of packaging in the beer aisle or the one who holds up the group to photograph the texture of a tree. For me, design doesn’t stop at the office. It continues in the things I do every day and in my desire to be constantly learning.
When I’m not working, I can found hanging out with my husband and our two cats, taking Krav Maga classes or working on my knitting skills.