“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”

-Milton Glaser

I am an artistic graphic designer who works at a screen printing and embroidery shop called Just Ink Tees. As an added bonus, I enjoy teaching kids how to draw but in my spare time, I enjoy working on my fine art. Since I was two year old, I have been fascinated with art. By seventh grade, I was taking an adult oil painting class taught by the talented Gerald Page. Drawing and painting have always been second nature to me, but I am always exploring other mediums or types of art.

When I went to college, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get a job in fine arts and gravitated toward the interesting world of Graphic Design (Visual Communications). My Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Visual Communications concentration fueled my fire for the design world. Originally, with a few internships working with signage, I believed I was going to work in a museum although ultimately I wanted to work at a publishing company. My mother had found Ertel Publishing, a niche magazine company, about 30 minutes away from our town and thought I should try to intern there. After a few months, they wanted to hire me for a full time position, and I was there designing magazines and other custom jobs for 8 years until I was laid off. I had been the lead designer of the Patriots of the American Revolution, Lawn & Garden Tractor Magazine, and Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment magazines.

If you are interested in seeing some of my design work, you may go here to peruse my work.

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