Visual designer, UI, UX, maker of things, whatever you want to call it… I am really just a problem solver with a passion for user-centered design, an appreciation for aesthetics, and the desire to tackle complex problems.
I enjoy collaborating with talented, passionate people that strive to build brands and create useful and beautiful experiences for the end user and the business.
I made my way to Austin 9 years ago after graduating from Auburn University in Alabama. I started out interning at an agency, Jolly Design, working for breakfast tacos as many young designers in this city do. After that I was at Wondercide, a pet product start-up where I discovered the impact of designing for the buyers experience. As the only designer, and third employee, I got to rebrand the company and design everything from the website, packaging, trade show booth, marketing collateral, ads, emails, the office, etc. The company went on to make a deal on Shark Tank!
For the last 6 years I have been at Dun and Bradstreet where I am part of the Brand & Digital Creative team. I work directly with key stakeholders and PMs to create best in class user experiences that support all global marketing efforts. I work on many different types of projects including websites, publications, branding, and building a Design System. My primary focus is in the visual design space, though I find myself wearing many hats on a day-to-day basis, working on campaign strategy, site strategy, mentoring jr designers, and advocating for design. I work tightly with product marketers, copywriters, researchers, and developers on every project. I’ve supported a rebrand, roughly three entirely unique redesigns, a major web migration, countless product launches, and all of the marketing support that goes with it.
When I'm not designing, I’m usually cooking, eating, dancing to funky music, planning a trip, or trying to stand on my hands. And of course my dog is LIFE <3 Harper Lee
ASKING WHY ---- I believe great design and conversations come from asking the right questions. Why is my favorite word and if you asked my mom she would say it was my first word. It is how you better understand people and the world around you.
SKILLS ---- Creative Design Strategy. Marketing UI/UX. Information Architecture. Identity and Branding. Campaign Strategy. Prototyping and Wire Framing. Design Systems. UX Research. Eye for consistency. Storytelling. Data Visualization. Typography. Iconography. Publication design (print and digital). Packaging design.