Native to Grand Rapids Michigan, I am a Graphic Designer that developed an interest in art at a young age, but never imagined I would be where I am today. I gained traction as an artist when I was an exchange student in Taiwan, learning computer graphic skills, ceramics, drawing and painting. Also a Marine Corps Veteran, I was involved with aviation mechanics, specifically working on jet engines for the EA-6B Prowler. Although these seem like very different parts of my life, every experience has made me into an artist, a problem solver, and a tenacious hard worker.
Education and Experience
United States Marine Corps
Developed life skills including attention to detail, working under pressure, management of junior Marines, meeting deadline expectations early. I grew personally, instilling maturity and positive work ethics in my everyday life.
Grand Valley State University
BFA, STUDIO ART, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Learning to work within a professional creative atmosphere on an in-house marketing team for a thriving software company. Continuing to learn more in regards to design, print production, and digital platforms.
Working as a Graphic Designer and Customer Service Representative to create visual aspects of marketing materials, websites, and other media.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Working closely with clients to design custom websites for various markets. Other design work includes branding, digital design and print deliverables.