I covet the process of working through a design or technical problem and arriving at a solution I can be proud of. Even better, to design in a way that captivates and delights those who experience my work. The entire design process, from initial sketch to finished product, gives me fulfillment and happiness. My drive to learn and expand my creative palette is ongoing. My interests and experience lie in print, web design/development, information design, UI, UX, and branding.
I started my design career at California State University, Chico, where I received my design BA, with a minor in photographic studies. While enrolled I held the positions of art director and advertising manager for my school’s award-winning newspaper, and sole designer for our campus recreation facility, where I branded events and regulated extensive digital display content. I’m thankful to have graduated as the outstanding design student, as awarded to me by the College of Communication Design faculty.
I began work immediately after graduation, as a full-time freelancer at Glass Agency, an advertising agency in Sacramento, California. After working there, my career led me to Wallrich Creative Communications, a boutique design and advertising agency where I worked as a studio designer in both classic print and branding skills, and front-end technical development.
Two years later, my heart took me to the Bay Area, where I currently work as an in-house graphic/web designer and marketing strategist for OCSC Sailing, a highly respected school and community in the sailing world. Located on the Berkeley marina, I can see the Golden Gate from my window! I design marketing materials, develop our website and email mailers, make and print traditional signage, and whatever else needs doing that day.