I’ve been in love with art and design since the day I picked up my first crayon. Constantly drawing, doodling and making things as I grew up, I always knew that I wanted to pursue a creative career. I also discovered a love for technology, brought out by the world of MySpace, where I would spend hours each day studying the code and figuring out how to mold and edit it to create the perfect layout and design for my page. I loved the feeling of being able to transform the site however I chose and felt so empowered knowing what I did about code and technology at such a young age.
When I attended Syracuse University, I chose Communications Design as my intended major. I loved the idea of creating everything from logos (like I did in middle school, though much better ones), to editorial to package designs, and melding my love for art with my designs. During my two years there, I found a fervor for my work and I learned that I have an eye for color, and a mind for creating unique ideas and solutions, that only years of doodling and imagining could have taught, but there was something missing. I wanted more technology and more interactivity in my designs. I wanted my art to be more than just an image. I wanted it to have a kind of life to it.
I took a few-year hiatus from school, where I continued researching design, taught myself many different programs, and found that I long for more of a challenge. I wanted to delve deeper into the process of design. I finally found my calling in web design, through an online apprenticeship with Bloc.io.
I found an intense passion for the ever-changing technology that comes with web design. I believe passionate design is the best design. As a self-taught artist, I am always finding inspiration in the colors of everyday life. I find my experience working as a waitress, has given me a deeper understanding of people, and what they want. I think design is all about connecting with people, and that is my goal in all of my work. I want to discover what will get people excited, and create beautiful, imaginative solutions for complex problems. I’m a firm believer in the power of a strong concept with an unexpected execution and with these beliefs in mind, I challenge myself to explore with every project. My work is rooted in research, iteration, and open dialogue, and when given the opportunity to form concepts from beginning to end, I found, I thrive.