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Passionate about Design | Powered by Tea
Loving What I Do
I am a marketing and graphic design artist in the Ann Arbor, MI area, specializing in marketing, content creation, social media strategy, branding, photography, freelance, all things web, all things print, while powered by the finest Earl Grey tea available!
Experience
My experience includes working as an Art Director in my own freelance company. I have also worked as an in-house designer at University of Michigan and in various industries like B2B, hospitality, education and software development. I have managed full projects from new websites to 100+ page magazines. Grab a cup of English Breakfast and take a look at my portfolio.
Design Process
My design process includes talking with the client to understand the “why” behind their project. Knowing this is important to creating a successful design. While designing, I like to talk with the client for feedback to make sure I’m on the right track. It’s also important to understand their brand, from designs to positioning. This ensures the finished piece reflects the company and their mission.
Education
My education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from Eastern Michigan University and an Associates Degree in Computer Graphic Technology from Schoolcraft Community College. I am also certified in UI Design through Coursera in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. That’s a lot of tea!
Will Travel for Tea
Design work funds my other passion — travel! I’ve visited seven countries and hope to add more soon. Recently, I took a solo trip to Brussels, Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam and learned so much about myself and the world. One of my most valuable lessons was how to travel with only a carry-on backpack. I often joke that my tea is running out and it’s time to travel to a new country and get more.
Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
Premiere
XD
Dreamweaver
Marketing
Branding
Cohesive Messaging
Customer research
Email marketing
Social Media
Content creation and strategy
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
LinkedIn
Hootsuite
Graphic Design
Typography
Page layout
Logo design
All things print…
Setting files up for printing
Managing printing process with vendor
Web Design
Hand coding HTML and CSS
Responsive websites
Familiar with Javascript and PHP
WordPress
Joomla
Drupal
UX/UI Design
Prototyping
Personas
User testing
Balsamiq
Sketch
Adobe XD
Email Marketing
Content creation
Hubspot
MailChimp
Constant Contact
SEO
Keyword research
Google Analytics
Google Adwords
Facebook Insights
Photography
DSLR
Camera Raw editing
Portraits
Company stock photos
Photo retouching
Color correction
Videography
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Story boarding
Project Tracking
Asana
Evernote
Trello
Slack
Word Processing
Google Docs
Microsoft Office
PowerPoint
Open Office
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