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THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BRAND
Artist | Graphic Designer | Branding Specialist | Illustrator
I wanted to be an architect…well, teenage me thought I wanted to be an architect. I even applied (and was accepted) to college as an architecture major.
The creative bug bit me early… complete with summer art camps, maxing out school art credits, even independent study to fill the gaps. However, somewhere during all that, young me still decided on architecture. Mostly because I really, really liked playing “The SIMS”… and well, the starving artist lifestyle wasn’t super appealing with foreboding student loans.
My wake-up call came while enrolled in both Architectural AutoCAD and Graphic Design. A major sit-down made it clear no one really understood my decision. Why not pick happiness and make a future out of my creative outlets?
All of that got me thinking, maybe I can make a career out of this after all. Honestly, it’s been quite a rollercoaster since then, but I can definitely say they were right.
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I graduated from the University of Rhode Island, Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Printmaking. After college, I worked for an international company honing skills in advertising and publication print management. Ready for a change, I uprooted and moved 3,000 miles away to the land of cacti, where I worked for a local marketing company. During my tenure there, I was promoted from part time Designer to Creative Coordinator overseeing the design department. Throughout this time I also developed a local network through various types of freelance projects before deciding to devote myself full time to working for myself.
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