It all started when I would do "arts & crafts" projects with my mom when I was little, but I recently stumbled upon my old report cards and noticed the comments from my art teachers in high school that made me realize why I gravitated towards design. I ended up at Concordia College in Moorhead with a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and a Minor in Art. I would spend hours working on a project in the studio to get it just right, and loved every minute of it. I knew right out of college that this was what I wanted to do and each job led me closer to my dream job: to start my own design studio. Well, 15 years in, and it's been a wild, sometimes crazy (but never dull) ride. I wouldn't have it any other way.
I’ve worked in several different areas of design. I started out learning the inner workings of the print process and all things ink and paper, then worked in publishing for a few years before I made the move to an ad agency. I worked there for 8 years, which gave me the background and knowledge I needed to start my own business in 2005. I bring my enthusiasm for creativity into every aspect of my business, as well as the client work I do today.
My work has been published in Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, Law & Politics, SuperLawyers, and MSP magazines and I am a Board Member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Minnesota Chapter.
When I’m not working, I love spending time outdoors, whether it’s taking a camping trip up north, kayaking on nearby lakes, or just taking a walk in the neighborhood. I also love a good renovation project. At the moment, I'm working on re-purposing furniture (among other things) with chalk paint.
If you want to know more about what it's like to work with me, let's connect!