Originally from Connecticut, I graduated from The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. After receiving my BFA, I remained in Boston and designed marketing materials, branding and magazine layouts. (And became a huge Red Sox fan). Then, it was time to shake things up. I headed west and drove out to Los Angeles, where I worked for a fashion trend forecasting company, designing their monthly magazines. After a few months, I found myself in the entertainment industry at Mantra Films, where I designed DVD covers, logos and landing pages. From there, I worked at TOMS Shoes as a studio artist, performing production design, photo retouching, designing in-store signage, landing pages, e-blasts and web banners. I then worked at Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. and designed their marketing materials, packaging, web banners, coupons and in-store promotions before designing at Lorna Jane, a fashion fitness company. At Lorna Jane, I designed daily emails, their website, invites, digital banners, in-store designs, and social media content. After ten years in Los Angeles, I have settled in Raleigh, NC and I am a freelance graphic designer working with clients from China to New York to Los Angeles.
In addition to design, I have a certification in social media marketing from Syracuse University. I also run and edit a lifestyle blog called hoopLA and hoopLA east which has led me to perform freelance social media and write for other outlets including EaterLA, Ego Review Magazine, The Argonaut and CBS LA.