Hey there!

I’m a 24 year old graphic designer and the designated mom friend. I tripped and fell  into the design world and I’m the designated class Mom.

 

childhood photo

"So where did it start?"

I’m a 90s kid, and like a lot of artists my age, I grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and Nintendo 64. My imagination knew no bounds, and if I wasn’t playing pretend with my older brother, I was daydreaming up my own stories. When I was 8, I got my first sketchbook; a little purple velvet book that cost about $5 at Border’s.

 

In college, I started off majoring in Elementary Education, but as much a I loved working with kids, I could tell it wasn’t the right career for me. I reluctantly joined the graphic design department thinking I would pirate my education and turn it toward a career in animation but it turned out I truly enjoy aspects of graphic design! 

 

For the past 4 years, I’ve tried to put 100% of my energy into improving as an artist and designer. My favorite projects to work on are ones where I can incorporate illustration and motion graphics. Backup goals if the graphic design thing falls through: 1) Start a video game company with my older brother, 2) Run a cat sanctuary with my best friend Chloe, or 3) Live in a cabin in the woods, hang odd trinkets from the trees, I only come out on nights when the moon is waxing, children tell stories about a witch that lives in the cabin, they dare one another to knock on the door, the one who does gets dragged inside, I give them a mason jar of sweets and a cryptic message, and become a part of local folklore.

 

My Favorite things

Sweet Jams

When I'm working, I'm usually listening to something. Not to be the "I like everything but rap and country" girl but, I really do have a wide range of music tastes (that includes some rap and country as well). But I also love podcasts, and those are more concrete answers I can give you than the white girl BS you just read: My Brother My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Friends at the Table, Critical Role, Lore

Fun Flicks

Although I don't get to watch tv much anymore, I do still have a few favorites to rewatch. You just read a full 2 paragraphs about how I loved cartoons so is it any wonder these are all I could think of? Avatar: the Last Airbender, Hilda, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Mlg gamer pro

I've played most of the current games in my library in the name of "research" so it's the longest list here. My top 8 games are Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon: Sun/Moon, Undertale, Night in the Woods, Transistor, Life is Strange, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Oxenfree.

Favorite Book

I've made it one of my goals in life to plug and promote the Skulduggery Pleasant series to as many people as possible in hopes that more people will read it. It's dark, mysterious, magical and SO freaking funny. Add to the fact that the main character is a smooth-talking, fire throwing, living skeleton and you've got one interesting read.