I have spent the majority of my life as a student or teacher in one art form or another. Midway through completing a double major in dance and biology at The University of North Carolina in Charlotte, I decided that a life behind a microscope would not satisfy my creativity. In May, 2010 I completed my BFA in Graphic Design from UNCC.
Upon graduating I quickly began establishing myself as a designer working with small businesses and retail establishments to provide innovative logos, business cards, websites and print collateral. I enjoy being able to create cohesive packages for small businesses, setting up advertisements and more traditional work, as well as working with clients in more non traditional ways.
For the last 6 years I have been the lead designer for one of Charlotte's fastest growing screen print operations. This has allowed me to work one on one with many large companies and small business owners, high schools, and colleges to create unique non-traditional wearable designs that stay within brand standards.
Along with my graphic design career I have continued to work with children and young adults as a teacher, mentor and choreographer for a competitive dance team. Much like design, I am continually inspired by working with others and witnessing how a student interprets and adapts my choreography in order to express themselves. By adapting my skills in graphics design, textiles and dance I have expanded into costume design. My costumes have won several awards at regional and national dance competitions.