Design is "my thing." A strength-finder assessment says I'm a Maximizer - meaning I like to look at something and go "this is good; how do we make it better?"
I've got four kids — two sons by birth and two daughters by adoption. (My girls are Chinese and have albinism.) My husband owns Lockbox Hair Studio (I definitely recommend marrying a hair stylist if you ever get the chance).
My hobbies are being a fangirl, collecting plants and documenting my thrift store finds. I also collect Library People.
2016 – Present | Freelance designer
Paginating publications (magazines, annual reports, travel brochures, etc.); Design/redesign of websites; ad creation, branding systems
2016 | City of Gadsden
• January – May | Gadsden Museum of Art | Communications & Marketing Coordinator — Responsible for the redesign and maintenance of the website; ran the social media and produced monthly newsletter; coordinated the rentals of the second floor; designed promotional items and photographed art openings and outreach events; in charge of payroll & requisitions
• June – December | Gadsden Public Library | Teen Zone Supervisor — Responsible for redesign and maintenance of the website; ran the social media and produced monthly newsletter; designed promotional items and digital signs for the City; Teen Zone programming and book club
2000 — 2015 | The Gadsden Times
• Newsroom Graphic Artist / Staff Writer — Designer and contributing editor of Gadsden Style magazine; Staff writer of feature and preview stories; Photographer for web galleries/feature photos; branding for the print products and online counterparts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jacksonville State University | 1999 — Graduated summa cum laude with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in English