To summarize myself in 160 characters or less here’s my Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram bio mashup: Creative meanderings of a smart alecky overworked PR/Identity/graphic/DIY/accessory designer. Trendsetter extraordinaire. Go Brewers! Interests: graphic design, illustration, type, bridal, style.
Once you get past that, there’s a whole lot more. Writing isn’t a big strongpoint of my skills. So you won’t see a lot of lengthy blog posts on this site although I keep telling myself that I need to blog more – I will try. What is a strong point is just about anything visual, So you will see more visual interest. For that reason, I love Instagram and the way it creates a visual journal of one’s world.
After an extensive career in the development of integrated creative marketing for the private sector, I have entered the field of public service. Creating progressive opportunities for Wisconsin citizens while supporting the Wisconsin Idea. Working on the University of Wisconsin System’s Growth Agenda through the role of several developmental programs with the University of Wisconsin-Extension; Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning.
As a former trainer in the graphic arts industry combined with a role in continuing education and outreach I am the former Education Chair and current Secretary for Design Madison. Bringing the knowledge that I have earned to bring it through to local designers and students providing outreach opportunities, promoting lifelong learning, keeping connected and making Madison a design hot spot.
With a love of all things designed, I serve on the advisory board for the Wright Design Series. Helping to select speakers in the field of design to speak at Madison’s Monona Terrace.
Experienced with both in-house and agency integrated creative marketing for private and public sector. Highly experienced in print and online media, art direction, copywriting, photography, photo direction, photo styling, photo propping, illustration, problem solving, project management, production, prepress, creative collaboration, and new media. With a client base consisting of political campaigns, education/public sector, advertising agencies, radio stations, healthcare, manufacturing, apparel, printers, photographers, and musicians. Carrying and managing projects from concept to completion. Focused on creating projects that best fit my clients needs, that are on time, under budget, that are done with the highest degree of quality and have optimal return on investment.