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Growing up in the wilds of southeastern Connecticut, I’ve been telling stories for as long as I could form complex sentences. Whether it was about the vicious tragedies that befell my Barbies or adding some excitement to what was a normal day of school, I always was spinning some sort of tale. Perhaps that’s because only so much happened in a town of 4,000.

An outlet, however, came to me at a very young age in the form of video games. There was something so engaging and fascinating about collecting all the golden spatulas or running over hordes of Flood in a warthog. While some of my childhood games may not have been…appropriate…for my age, whithout them, I wouldn’t have such a wild imagination.

I graduated from RIT with a major in Graphic Design (BFA) and a minor in Creative Writing. It was definitely a stressful 4 years, but without the few teachers that stood behind me and let me develop as I had, I wouldn’t have the chops I do today. I now work in advertising & marketing, but love working on web & product design when I’m able.

jack of all trades, master of none, is far often better than a master of one

I’m known to be a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to design, but here are the focuses I’ve trained in over the years.

web design

My web design uses WCAG and ADA principles to drive my guiding principles. The most common CMS I use is WordPress with the addition of builders such as Elementor or Beaver Builder. Designing and prototyping is commonly done in Figma along with base-level interactions. I also have a base level knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and am currently learning Javascript ES5.

process

From displays to responsive, from social stories animated feed posts, I’ve familiarized myself with the different strategies of digital ad marketing and taken brands in fun directions to create brand new audiences. I am able to guide a client in the right direction of what ad tactics would work best for their goals. I also enjoy pushing boundaries and looking outside the box to give the most impact on users.

ad design

From displays to responsive, from social stories animated feed posts, I’ve familiarized myself with the different strategies of digital ad marketing and taken brands in fun directions to create brand new audiences. I am able to guide a client in the right direction of what ad tactics would work best for their goals. I also enjoy pushing boundaries and looking outside the box to give the most impact on users.