Here's a bit about me. I was raised under the wide open skies of Wyoming, ventured to Chicago at age 19 to pursue school, independence and life, and seven years later came full circle to Denver, where I currently reside.
My whole life I have adored drawing, painting and messing around in artsy programs on the computer. In high school, I had an instructor tell me I would never be successful as an artist and I should focus more on a digital/technological based career if I ever wanted to eat again. Of course, I found this to be extremely discouraging, as drawing and painting were what I liked and knew I could do.
Shortly after moving to Illinois, I decided to enroll in graphic design classes at the College of DuPage, a local community college. I didn't know what to expect from the program, but guessed it incorporated art into some sort of digital career. Little did I know, it would be one of the best decisions I'd ever make. Graphic design introduced me to a whole new world of how to be creative. Learning about design completely changed the way I approach projects, all my aesthetic decisions, and the outcomes of my work. Coming from an illustrative background only helped aid in my design style, as I love to do hand-lettered type, spot illustrations, and pay extra-special attention to detail. I have a deep love for storytelling and nostalgia, which explains why I enjoy creating brand identities and narrative videos. After earning my associate's degree, I decided to return out west and complete my BFA in Graphic Design at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO.
When I'm not busy creating, my top essentials in life are Daphne (my cat), music, singing, dancing like a fool, and having absurdly witty conversations with friends. I want to be surrounded by genuine, unique people who make me think and smile. As I continue my journey through this amazingly interesting life, I have found it's important to recognize your talent, skill, and passion and not let anything get in the way of what makes you truly happy.
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