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I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED BEING CREATIVE. 
When I was young I colored, painted and cut everything. I grew up in Northern California with my parents and younger sister, Holly. I ventured down to San Diego for college, and decided to make this my home. I attended San Diego State University and Platt College for Graphic Design. 

My sixth grade teacher was the first person to encourage me to go with my talent. He hung a picture of flowers I had painted in art in the classroom for the entire year. As I got older I won design contests for ads, local sporting events and paintings. I decided art should be in my future. After finishing my education, I was very lucky to get my foot in the door at San Diego Magazine. I worked my way up from General Office Assistant to Associate Creative Director. In 2006 I got the opportunity to help create and launch a new wedding publication, "Exquisite Weddings" and with that, weddings became a passion.

These days, I run my own successful freelance graphic design business with clients/businesses of all shapes and sizes. Quarterly, I design and work as the Creative Director for About Town Magazines. Everyday is a new design adventure.

I am inspired by my husband and 2 daughters (8 and 5). They keep me busy and support me in everything I do. My daughter's smiles just melt me. I love creating, designing, producing photo shoots and being part of a team. Now that I am freelancing I have the time to do what I love and spend more time with my family.

I design ... covers, editorial, invitations, logos, ads, marketing material and everything in between. I also specialize in branding, creative concepts and producing photo shoots.

 


Fun Facts About Me.....

Love: Ice Cream and shopping, I am a bit of a shopaholic.

Dislike: Onions, very much!

Education: San Diego State and Platt College for Graphic Design

Birthday and Astrological Sign: December 2nd.  I am a true Sagittarius. Generally I’m quite easygoing, a bit restless, cheerful, and friendly, with an optimistic nature that can get me into trouble from time-to-time. Since I am a fire sign, I do have a quick temper… sometimes.  And while I like being on the go, I’m usually 10 minutes late to everything. 

Favorite San Diego restaurant: I love BO-beau Kitchen + Bar

 

My office: My kitchen table, living room couch or any place I decide to sit with my laptop.

Favorite color palette:  Yellow, gray, and teal

Favorite font: It’s really hard for me to pick just one. I like Mr. Sheffield, Geetype, and Honey Script, which are all scripty fonts that are playful and fun. Plus, I use Gotham a lot as it goes with everything… sounds funny saying that about a font, but it’s true.

Married? I got married at my favorite hotel in San Diego - Estancia, La Jolla on September 20, 2009.

Wishes and dreams: To travel more. There is so much of the world I have not seen and can't wait to explore.