Having been a musician for the early part of my life, I was shocked to find a home in the art studio when I stumbled into Drawing 101 during college. I quickly switched gears, received a BA in Studio Art from Mary Baldwin College, and moved to New York to pursue a masters degree at Pratt Institute. After deciding that six months of the NYC grind was enough to last a lifetime, I moved back to Virginia and went to work for a newspaper, followed by a stint in higher education development. Eventually I found my way to Savannah and graduated from SCAD with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. I’ve been designing ever since.
I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I don’t get up every morning and go to work. Instead I get up every morning, do what I love, and just happen to get paid for it too. My passion for design, story-telling, semiotics, and the process of discovery allows me to take a holistic approach to every project I touch. I’m not afraid to take risks and I try to push my clients to do the same. In doing so, the results are unique, tailored experiences that make lasting impressions.
Currently I live in Richmond, VA with my best friend, a 13 year old Labrador Retriever named Dymer Belle. My time is split between running my business, contracting with larger agencies, art directing Grid magazine, and teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University. In July of 2013 I launched a blog/social experiment called Batter Up where I surprise unsung community do-gooders with homemade cake in the name of making real connections and sharing stories. If I had any free time I would probably enjoy traveling, shopping, and long walks on the beach.