About Me

About me
Hi there! A life-long native of Seattle, I enjoy sports, the outdoors, and my daily cup of coffee. I almost exclusively follow dogs on Instagram, and every Saturday morning, I am at the top of a hill or mountain in Orange County as I continue my journey to hike every trail in the area. Additionally, I enjoy spending time in my kayak, wandering through a nearby animal sanctuary. An avid eater, I’m also constantly exploring the home-cooked food world.

My workplace philosophies
I’m not a typical 9-5 worker, and I never will be, whether you think that’s good or bad. I work until a job is complete because I know that other people’s lives don’t end at 5. I don’t wait for my boss to tell me what needs to be done – I predict a need, and I take care of it before someone else puts it on my radar.  I am an ambitious self-starter who taught herself how to code when she was 10, opening me up to the ever-expanding world of programming languages. I sense a need, and I fill it, even if it means learning on my own time.

My Education
I moved to California in 2009 to earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, as a frequent member of the Dean’s List. I began as a computer science major and gained valuable programming knowledge before I switched. My introduction into the sports industry sparked my interest in marketing, as I constantly experimented on our social media accounts to see what increased our engagements. I enrolled in Marist College to pursue my Master of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, and I graduated with honors as a part of Lambda Pi Eta at the end of 2017.

Why I’m your solution
I know people, and I know their trends. I can learn any audience’s mannerisms and tailor marketing techniques to reach them as efficiently and effectively as possible. The most important aspect of marketing is the ability to talk with your audience, rather than at it. People like to know that they matter, and they like to feel they are being listened to. That means providing excellent customer service as a part of an encompassing marketing strategy.

Creatively, I can take your “this is our product, and I kind of want to use this photo and maybe this color” jumbled thoughts onto paper to create stunning collateral. My job is to create for you, and my whole career I have been catering to people who have a cloudy vision and 18 different paths they want to follow. My job is to find the best path and little side-trails for you and your company, especially if you’re not entirely sure what you want.

Computationally… I’ve been coding since I was 10. I discovered HTML and CSS by right clicking on someone’s profile on an online gaming site, because I wanted to know why my profile was different from theirs. I’ve been teaching myself ever since. Whether you need a regular site that’s easy to navigate and simply displays your company’s information and products, or you need an eCommerce site with Lightboxes, Sliders, and responsive design, I can help you. I have also developed phone apps if you need something built.

Ultimately, I know all businesses and all clients are different. What works for one person, won’t necessarily work for someone else. Because of that, my designs and marketing strategies are 100% unique to you. I adapt to what you need because you’re not like other clients or businesses, and that’s why you ventured out on your own in the first place.

What can I do for you?
Graphic Design Experience – 4 years professionally + 4 year degree
Website & Coding Experience – 3.5 years professionally + CS Minor + 10 years unprofessionally
Digital Marketing/Social Media Experience – 3 years professionally
Motion Graphics/Video Experience – 2 years professionally

Education

B.F.A | Graphic Design – 2014 | University of the Pacific

M.A. | Integrated Marketing Communications – 2017 | Marist College