About Me~ Do the work you love. ~
Why I'm a Designer
Visual Design has always been my passion. Growing up, I enjoyed painting, collecting stamps, postcards and magazines. My favorite courses in school were design/art and language arts related. I'm also a very organized, analytical and detail-oriented person, and love to learn. My personality traits and skills were the perfect combination/setup for being a Designer. I feel truly blessed to be able to use art and technology to craft solutions that meet client goals, connect with their audience, and elevate their brands.
I design and develop experiences that are user-friendly, effective, and engaging.
Empathy is the cornerstone of any successful design project, and is a critical skill to understand and solve the needs and wants of users. I would consider myself an empathetic, adaptive and well-rounded person because of my background, life experiences, work and education. I was raised by a German mother and American father. I've been a military brat and dependent, served in the Air Force Reserves, and raised three amazing sons who are AF Veterans. I've lived in Germany, as well as the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. Throughout my life and career, I've worked with and befriended people of all different cultures and backgrounds, and in a wide variety of industries - military, healthcare, financial, training, SASS, and hospitality.
"Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes; to truly see the world through their eyes in a given context or situation.""
What I Do for Fun
Music is my other passion. I enjoy SiriusXM, playing Italian and Celtic music on my mandolin, karaoke and dancing. I'm on my 10th year of attending BodyJam dance class (a fusion of dance moves choreographed to EDM and hip hop). I work hard but also prioritize work-life balance to stay physically and mentally healthy. I love the outdoors and the beach, and enjoy leisure cycling, jogging/walking, roller skating. Other interests are learning new skills (including the annual virtual Adobe MAX Creativity Conference), meetup.com events, balcony gardening, natural health, improving my German skills, and traveling.