“What does it mean to see the world “feelingly”? Shakespeare questions the idea of seeing when he dramatizes Lear and Gloucester's suffering and transformation in a storm. Here, to see is to feel life with depth and intensity, to achieve self-knowledge and create a larger vision of the world.”
I’ve been a designer for 17 years, but an artist ever since I learned how to hold a pencil.
My grandfather was an illustrator and painter and lived next door throughout my childhood. So I spent most of my free time on the floor in his studio with giant 18x24 sheets of paper drawing the Little Mermaid ad infinitum. I knew beyond a shadow that I would be an animator for Disney when I grew up. Or the Little Mermaid herself.
But—spoiler alert!—that didn’t exactly pan out. Turns out I can only hold my breath for so long. And then a class in high school re-routed my animation hopes towards something unexpected.
When I took my first journalism class, we were given an assignment to design a CD cover. I had so much fun with the assignment that instead of turning in one CD cover, I turned in 10. It wasn’t homework to me, it was ridiculous, indulgent joy. I instantly knew I wanted to be a designer.
I was born with the capacity to feel life with depth and intensity, to see feelingly, thanks to the genes and conditioning from my grandfather. So I have "pinch me" moments when I think of how my career has unfolded—I’m grateful for the talents and passions that have been passed down to me and am I’m complete awe that I get to live a life expressing them.
I love to use my ability to see the world feelingly to organize photos, illustrations, color and typography in a way that tells a beautiful visual story. I love print design, digital design, editorial design, branding, style guides, UX/UI Design, presentation design, prototyping, brand & campaign strategy...you name it, I've done it—and love it all.
In my free time you can find me curled up with a cup of tea and a good book or on a trail with my camera.