Aloha Y’all ~ I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina—home of Krispy-Kreme, Hanes, Texas Pete, and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company—I grew up surrounded by green rolling hills, acres of corn and tobacco fields, and the most beautiful fall leaves you can imagine! I spent many summers and weekends at my grandparents’ mountain house by the New River and I attribute my love of nature to that wonderful experience. I spent over two years living on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii. The creative energy of the island lured me into a most wonderful spiritual and cultural adventure! My passion for teaching design lured me back to North Carolina in the summer of 2014.
Best Job in the World ~ I love the heart-centered creative work I do and the wonderful people I get to collaborate with along the way. I enjoy helping people who are passionate about their cause, brand, creation, organization, or business.
I’m Curious ~ I always ask HOW and WHY. Research is as important as design itself… I want to hear your story and understand your business before launching into a design strategy. I want to be part of your team, producing effective design solutions for your brand. Together we can create wonderful things.
I Work Hard ~ As they say in North Carolina, “my people” have a strong work ethic. I don’t idle well… my hands have to be busy all the time, which is great because doodling leads to delicious ideas! I go the extra mile, work weekends when necessary, get up early, go to bed late, find answers if I don’t know them… I’m your go-to design professional. If I can’t produce what you’re after, I will do my best to find someone who can.
I Do Deadlines ~ I manage time well and work on many projects at once with grace and a cup o’ joe.
Let’s Talk ~ I communicate with clients primarily through email, but welcome text messages, phone calls and good old fashioned face-to-face meetings (in person or via Skype or FaceTime). I like to get in on projects at their inception so design isn’t an afterthought, but am flexible and work well with teams and others to bring a project together at any stage of the game. Let’s turn ideas into action!