SERVICES + SKILLS
Creative Direction + Art Direction
Brand Creation and Development
All Print Media
Welcome to my site! I am an art director, visual designer and design instructor who enjoys the process of collaboration in order to produce successful design solutions in the world. Working in various settings, with both large and small groups, has taught me that both inspiration and solution can come from anywhere. As long as you're on the journey, you'll find what you need.
My passion for design began the day I wandered into the Auburn University Senior Design Show. That was over 15 years ago. Since then I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, and went on to complete the Design Program at Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
After spending a handful of years in Portland, Oregon and New York City, I ended up back in Atlanta and began teaching various design classes at Portfolio Center on the side. Six years later I'm still teaching there when I can and have definitely found my second passion as a design instructor.
I am inspired by storytelling above all. Whether it be through designing a new brand, creating a new online experience, film, books, podcasts or even just sitting on a porch and sharing, I do love a great story. When I'm not working, I can be found walking my dog, Jenny, planning a trip with my lovely partner, Leslie, playing disc golf or drinking the hoppiest beer I can find.
my design PHILOSOPHY
Good design should make our user experience as humans of Earth a little more enjoyable and easier to navigate. We may not typically be thought of as people who are saving the world, but I do think we make it easier for those who are. We are many times cultural curators; taking pieces of culture that are interesting and combining them to make a new message with the intention of enriching the human experience of a brand, place or cause.