Designer, MESS-CONQUEROR, WEIRDO.

 
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Being a daydreamer got me into more than my fair share of trouble as a kid. Lucky for me, it was great training for my design career. 

Two decades in, I've earned experience from concept and pitch to creation and management through a wide range of work for companies large and small, Fortune 500 and nonprofit. I’ve done everything from branding and advertising to video and web work for big folks like Kawneer, CertainTeed and Armstrong, and for local Atlanta folks like West Egg Cafe, Synchronicity Theatre and Giving Kitchen. But the best has been shepherding and growing brands for the last 10+ years, delivering work that is both award-winning (AlGA Atlanta Seed Awards, Architectural Record Excellence in Advertising) and nationally featured (Print Magazine, Under Consideration).

I have a long-standing love affair with detail and order, and a deep desire to use design for great purpose. I was the first to at Mississippi State University to get my BFA in design while simultaneously completing a photography thesis, if that tells you anything. I’m also a fan of trading hilarious cat stories around the firepit and drinking bourbon, like a good southern girl. 


EDUCATION

BFA | Emphasis: Graphic Design, Minor: Photography
Mississippi State University
1999


SKILLS + EXPERTISE

Branding
Advertising
Print design and layout
Web design
Environmental design
Strategy
Art direction
Project management
Basic HTML and CSS

EXPERIENCE

Senior Art Director  |  Function
2006–present
Branding. Advertising. Print, digital and environmental design. Basic HTML and CSS. Management of and collaboration with creative teams, including designers, photographers, writers, videographers, programmers. Some client and account management.

Vice President, Project Manager, Volunteer  |  Good Thinking Atlanta
2014–present
Brand and campaign strategy. Project and creative team management. Client base of nonprofit organizations working to provide access to justice, education, and social services to disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Board Chair for Sustainability + Design for Good  |  AIGA Atlanta
2011–2014
Program and event creation, organization and execution. Collaboration with team of volunteers. 

Principal, Creative Director  |  Lightdaughter
2009–2015
Branding. Print and digital design. Project management. 

Production Designer  |  Current, Inc.
2004–2006
Print and digital design production. Design support. 


AWARDS + RECOGNITION

Architectural Record Excellence in Advertising Awards
2019  |  Winner, Campaign: Kawneer, “Bringing Innovations to Life”

2019  |  Winner, Single: Kawneer, “Bringing Education Innovations to Life”

2016  |  Winner, Single: CertainTeed Gypsum, "Information is Power" campaign ad

2013  |  Best in Class, Single: Kawneer, "protect what's inside" ad

2010  |  Best in Class, Single: Kawneer, "Knowledge isn't just power; it's energy." ad

AIGA Atlanta Poster Show: Mixtape
2016  |  Official Selection: "Everest" by Ani DiFranco

Art of the Menu (blog), Under Consideration
2011  |  Featured Design: West Egg Café, menu suite

PRINT Magazine Regional Design Annual
2011  |  Official Selection: West Egg Café, menu suite

AIGA Atlanta SEED Awards
2011  |  Design Excellence: West Egg Café, menu suite