Duration: I've worked primarily in design for the last six years and also in art direction for the past three.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri.
Education: BFA in visual communications from the University of Kansas; currently working on an MS in strategic design and management from Parsons School of Design.
Influences: Social media and pop culture play a huge part in visual trends. I’m always intrigued to see what kinds of things will pop up in my different feeds. I get inspired by the fashion and music worlds, as I know these industries heavily guide our visual sensibilities.
Approach: We live, work and play in an increasingly dynamic and connected world, where solving problems requires multiple vantage points and cross-discipline collaboration. I love working in teams and developing innovative design strategies through research and immersion. I also love learning from design academics; one of the biggest takeaways I’ve learned this year is that science and technology have progressed to where what we build is only constrained by our imagination.
Aspirations: I’d like to move into a creative director or chief design officer role where I can apply more design thinking and innovative processes. I’d love to work with national and international clients in fashion, arts and culture industries, and create work for social-impact programs.
Philosophy: Keep your ear to the ground. You never know where your next idea or opportunity is going to come from.