Designer / Developer
- Digital Design (Websites, Emails, Marketing Materials)
- Front End Development (WordPress and Shopify)
Degrees earned from which college/university and graduated what year:
I graduated with associates of Applied Sciences // Visual Communications from Ivy Tech in 2009. Before that, I attended IU to study Journalism with a minor in Fine Arts. I later studied Informatics / Media Arts & Sciences at IUPUI, but did not graduate because I started an internship that landed me a job as a jr. developer.
Favorite personality traits about yourself:
I’m extremely observant to trends and environment / things around me, overly compassionate and polite / friendly with strangers and have the ability to see the bright side of any situation.
Something quirky about yourself:
I have a photographic memory; I know my credit card number, SSN (& SSNs of my partner and 2 kids), drivers license number, etc. all memorized. However, I also have extreme short term and long term memory loss. I don’t remember much of my life.
Why are you involved in your work?
When I was in high school, I was on the newspaper crew. I ended up going to IU for Journalism (where I later dropped out from), but realized my true passion while working on the newspaper was creating the layouts. I went to school for web design, but knew I eventually wanted to work for myself, so I went back to school for development so that I could be a well-rounded designer / front end developer.
What about your life experiences makes your work matter so much to you?
I have a son with special needs, so working for myself allows me to create my own hours and work when I need to so that I can stay home with him and do therapies, take him to doctors appointments, etc. I am extremely passionate about design, but this industry made it really easy to become my own boss when I needed to.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
What’s “spare time”? I don’t have much of that being a “stay at home mom” and my own boss, but when I do get some down time, I love to do DIY projects to create the home of my dreams. Not only do I love digital design, but I’d like to think that I’m a pretty great interior designer as well.
What inspires you?
Everything around me. I see and critique design in everything I see.
Why do you work with sustainable causes? What emotional reasons?
I am extremely passionate about the environment. I am a lover of Mother Earth and believe that if we don’t change our ways, she might abandon us soon.
Who is a hero of yours?
Any other parent of special needs; it is an extremely difficult life and anyone that gets through it is a hero in my eyes.