Welcome. I'm so glad you're here. Let me tell you about me
I am an Art Director, UX Designer, Graphic Artist, UX Designer, and Senior Web Designer. Simply put, I create visual solutions on various media – be they digital or traditional. I visually communicate messages and direct the 'conversation' you want to have with your audience.
I am the person who believes the function is most important, but form will impact your results. And I can help you make those result positive.
Classically educated and trained as a Designer, my background is rooted in color theory, typography, layout, grids and communication. I will always love printed media, with it's tactile ephemera - but I've successfully translated my skills to digital formats.
Born with a strong work ethic and a strict adherence to deadlines; I flourish in my career thanks to my organizational skills, efficient use of time and fast-paced nature. I do great work and I make it easy for you to work with me.
I love what I do, but life isn’t all about work. Outside of pushing pixels, I spend the majority of time with hanging with my adorable dog, Milo, knitting scarves, sewing baby-blankets and generally DIYing.
Partner and consult with Line of Business DPMs in crafting and implementing UX vision, leading design projects across the entire project lifecycle and multiple launches.Actively partner and support lines of business and various strategic partners from intake to delivery.Strategize user experience with a strong focus on intuitive, user-centered design thinking and optimal usability.Provide strategic guidance to business, marketing, product, content, and brand to define requirements and UX vision. Work with Designers on the team to monitor and ensure the development of consistent user experience. Contribute hands-on with wireframes, visual designs, and prototypes.Mentor and provide guidance to all UX Designers
Collaborate with UX Manager to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience.
Freelance Art Director, creating design solutions small businesses to government agencies. Fluent in both web and print aspects of Graphic Design.
Managed a web design team of 16 in designing, producing and maintaining Wordpress and Ecommerce sites.
Online and print marketing, design and brand management of the online division of Dollar Tree Stores and Deals-Store.com.
Designing and developing rich user interfaces for database-driven web sites. Designing complete identity packages and marketing collateral. Brand development and promotion.
Design user-centric, consumer-friendly web page layouts and templates
Provide support for several marketing communications projects and initiatives for the Naval Personnel Development Command.
Responsible for the creation, representation and maintenance of the corporate identities for multiple divisions of Trader Electronic Media. Suggested and implemented creative solutions using compelling images that balance consumer interests and clients' return on investment
Worked in the corporate Print Shop. Maintained, scheduled and produced large-scale vinyl graphics for all 2200 Dollar Tree Stores. Handled overflow of pre-press operation for full-color direct-to-plate printing press.
B.A. in Graphic Design
B.A. in Journalism
1205 Jurgen Ct.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456