Who am I
who am i
CREATIVE HUMAN. PUZZLE SOLVER. ACHIEVER.
A lone graphic designer in a small town, I create innovative and fresh ideas to suit your graphic design needs. Currently located in the historic Amana Colonies; I thrive in the creative atmosphere all while having the convenience of being a short distance between two major cities in the Cedar Valley.
To solve the puzzle of creating a cohesive brand, one that is consistent across all forms of communication, is one of my favorites. Developing unique, concise, and accurate designs for my clients fuels my creative drive.
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Collaborating with my clients in the creation of a logo and brand for their business brings the joys of: creativity, strategy, problem-solving, and technology together for me. To me, the success comes from where the end result is the collective ideas brought to life. Through my creative and technical skillset; I generate stand-out designs that get noticed and deliver a finished product that clients can be proud of.
My specialties lie in logo design, web and social graphics; specifically, those that build a unique brand identity. Through strategic, and contemporary, design I strive to create the best cohesive brand that I can. I strive for one that will maintain the longevity vital to keeping up with the times. Through my focus on individual brand components - typography, illustrations, color, layout, and photography - I capture the essence of your brand and message in a visual format.
When working with me, I aim to be more than ‘just’ a graphic artist. I am a partner invested in the success of you and your business. I will look at the big picture and become the fresh set of eyes you need most. Your goals become my goals and I want you to know that we will work together to accomplish them. I am an adaptable designer who can create both print and digital designs that are cohesive with your brand across all communications.
You can depend on me to get you noticed in a way that achieves your goals by providing the quality and one-on-one attention that crafts a memorable message, campaign, and/or brand elements for your business.
Let’s work together to achieve your business goals through design. I’m just a click away.
principles of my work
At the end of the day all that matters to me is a quality product and a very happy client. I enjoy collaboration and adapting to people’s business needs in a way that they can be truly proud of the finished product.
HONEST & HELPFUL
I want to bring value to the service I provide and the best way to do so is by being honest. I want to help a company to grow and adapt to the ever-changing world. To accomplish this, I strive to help entrepreneurs take advantage of any and all brand-building opportunities.
My creativity needs to maintain a certain level of flexibility to match the needs of the business, brand, and people that I represent. Your preferences are what matters most, creativity thrives off of diversity in people, opinions, and thoughts. Diversity combines the best ideas of all involved.
CAN DO ATTITUDE
To quote a famous woman…
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I'm Possible.’”
Though something right now might seem impossible, it may just simply take time and a little bit of creative elbow-grease to come up with a quality solution. I am the type of person who will fail a thousand times but will not fail the same way twice. I will continue to learn and grow until I figure out how to accomplish my goal.
Classically and digitally trained, I attended Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Graduated in June of 2014 with a Bachelor of Computer Science and later completed the Certificate of Graphic Design program from Kirkwood Community College in June of 2018.
Upon graduating from Full Sail, I moved back to Iowa and continued to pursue my artistic endeavors. I currently work as a freelance graphic designer; with the majority of my work focussing on the smaller businesses of Amana, IA where I work on creating online presences that represent these businesses and their values.
I am also the Venue Coordinator and Manager at the Price Creek Event Center in Amana. I am establishing the company from the ground up with all of their graphic design needs. I run the social media, create digital and print material, work directly with clients, book the venue, do all correspondents on behalf of the company. Since taking over I have grown the social media following, more than doubled bookings through online presence. I know how to effectively develop and manage design and communications projects that get positive results.
Living in a small town has given me the opportunity to work with plenty of older businesses that have yet to branch into the online world. My current project involves helping an absolutely wonderful antique shop create a digital footprint to better reach a larger clientele.
So, if you’re just starting, I have been there and will help you get off the ground. If you're already established, I’ll collaborate with you to continue to build growth in your business or product.