History tells us that creative people can be a little…well… Nutty. Anxiety-ridden. Egocentric. Prone to Addiction. Somber. Violent. Crazy!
I’m proud to say that I am none of those things. I’m a normal mom-of-three-wife-of-one who lives in an inner-ring Minneapolis suburb with a dog who barks too often, a house that costs too much and a job that pays (some of) the bills. I don’t view my typicality – nor my design – as boring. And I’m stable enough to get your project from A to Z without pulling a Van Gogh and cutting off your ear. So there’s that.
Unlike the crazy greats, I didn’t find my passion for design and art until late into college. While attending UMD, I discovered my love for the computer – more specifically, the way the computer allowed me to take something I had sketched on a scratch sheet of paper and turn it into something beautiful and permanent that spoke to me (but not always to my teachers). After graduating with a major in Graphic Arts and a minor in Marketing, you better believe I moved to the big city in hopes of working for some pie in the sky, glitz and glam job that required me to wear suits, go vegan and attend prestigious events that required “on the list” status. Instead, I got hired at a family-run, 40-person, non-profit consulting firm where the most prestigious event was a staff meeting that came with donuts. And I loved it.
In fact, I loved it so much that I’m still there ten years later. As Art Director for a smaller company, I’ve learned to listen before acting and give my two-cents when it’s asked of me. I’ve learned how to manage expectations, priorities and timelines while providing an end result that makes everybody happy. But most importantly, I’ve learned that small businesses and the idea of pleasing the people is definitely where my heart lands.
Enter: YOU. I’m passionate about helping you.
…With your new small business or the rebranding of a tenured one;
…With your fresh start to life or your happy additions to the life you’ve already established;
I want to help create your visions