I am an observer of the unknown, a thinker of the inexplicable, and a maker of meaning. I’m constantly asking why, looking for underlying connections, and finding someway to breathe life into the gray areas. I currently live, work, and design in Brooklyn, NY.

Education

Kansas City Art Institute
BFA, Graphic Design + Social Practice Certificate

 

Experience
 

Freelance Designer | Sept '14 – Present

Fifty Fifty | Oct '14 – Present
Interdisciplinary Designer
Executing graphic design tasks including branding, visuals for programming, and compiling the Digital Archive publication while learning about interdisciplinary and socially motivated design strategies. 

HMK 1910 | Sept '14 – Mar' 16
Service-Specialist
Executed personalization and the co-creation of unique products through high-quality and high-speed printing, sublimation printing, laser engraving, and embroidery, while working within a retail environment.

AltCapCommunity Capital Fund | May '14 – Sept '14
Graphic Design Internship    
Increased AltCap and CCF’s impact and image through collateral development while learning about community and economic development in Kansas City.

Charlotte Street Foundation | Sept '13 – May '14
Curatorial Internship    
Designed, conceptualized, and executed tasks related to launching an exhibition, publications, and related didactic materials. 

Recognitions

Resound Multimedia Application
2 Signature Award, Signature Awards, NIU-AIGA, 2014
App Design Award, Above the Fold, 2014
A10 Award, AIGA Kansas City, 2014 

Oregon Chai Packaging
Creative Anarchy, HOW Books, 2014 

Subterranean Gallery Branding
A10 Award, AIGA Kansas City, 2014 

Kinship Project
A10 Award, AIGA Kansas City, 2014 

Visual Phonetics Website
Creative Anarchy, HOW Books, 2014
Web Design Award, Above the Fold, 2013
A9 Award, AIGA Kansas City,  2013

Train, Train Poster
Gold Award, Graphis New Talent Annual, 2011 – 2012

Wolfgang Weingart Award
Superb achievement in formalism
KCAI Graphic Design, 2011 – 2012