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.