I grew up in the Washington DC suburbs of Northern Virginia, surrounded by the culture of citizens from all over the world. Pulling from this diverse background of experiences, I dove into art, recreationally at first, but then on a more serious level. After high school I attended Northern Virginia Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Communication Design. I then continued my education at George Mason University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Art and Visual Technology-Graphic Design with a minor in Art History. Once I graduated college I really wanted to get a change of pace and different experience to practice my art and settled on Louisville, Kentucky where I had a connection through a friend. I quickly fell in love with the city and all it has to offer and planted my roots. I have stayed active in the art scene, having regular gallery shows of my paintings and also participating in group shows and various art related events. I take on freelance design projects and art commissions whenever I can to help diversify my experience.
For eight years I was employed as a Graphic Designer, then Regional Production Manager, at Job News, a multi-million dollar recruitment solutions company based in Louisville that focuses on connecting companies with jobseekers through web, print, radio and TV advertising as well as job fairs. My time at Job News gave me invaluable experience in the standards of good design and form/function balance in my work.
For the past two and a half years I have worked as a Senior Graphic Designer at J&L Marketing. Over this time I have grown tremendously and sharpened the skills needed to run a fast paced and agile creative department in one of the top automotive advertising agencies in the country. This job has taught me to juggle diverse skills such as digital design, print design, UI/UX design and video production. In addition, learning fundamentals in traditional and digital marketing.
I have also participated in solo and group shows as much as possible over the past 8 years. My working relationship has primarily been with Revelry Gallery, although I have also had my work in others such as Tim Faulkner Gallery as well as various shows/establishments around the city. I have a constant rotation of work in Revelry Gallery and have participated in many shows there. Fine art is a personal passion that I will continue to pursue in my personal time no matter which way my career advances and I always plan to stay in tune with the art scene in Louisville and elsewhere.