How did you get into your business? Did you grow up wanting to do this?
Growing up I wanted to be a dinosaur specialist, an actress, then a painter, then a marine biologist, then the next karate kid, then a WNBA superstar, then back to an artist, until I landed in design. One thing that they all have in common though is the need to constantly evolve. All involve a need for creativity, exploration, interacting with people and demonstrating work ethic.
I would also be just fine with being a stay-at-home Khaleesi, mother of pugs. (Game of Thrones reference.)
Design is a little bit of everything in one, so the days are never based on routine, which I seem to thrive off of best. It keeps things exciting and unexpected. You need to be creative, thinking outside the box and sometimes kicking it across the room altogether. You need to develop quick problem-solving and decision-making skills, along with the ability to work well with people—understanding what motivates and inspires them.
It’s such a necessary yet overlooked form of storytelling, which has some fun ambiguity behind it. But all-in-all, it’s rewarding to take people’s visions and help them grow with a brand that will last them through their various pursuits.
What is something you’d really like the club to know about you?
That I’m a creative who’s passionate about people and new experiences. I love to travel and can’t get enough of it. I would also love to dabble more in other artistic mediums like video and photography. If anyone ever wants to get together to casually create, let me know! I’ll bring Capri Suns.
Are you from Frederick originally?
No, I grew up in West Virginia but have become more integrated into the pack through AAF-GF, AIGA and other local design communities. Hey ya’ll!
How about a little known factoid about you…
I have three go-to accents in light of an awkward conversation: The Belfast accent, the Shakira voice and the dolphin call.