I’ve been drinking the design kool-aid since I completed my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I got my first “real” job as a graphic designer for a playground company. In 2009, I moved to the Baltimore-Washington area, where I worked as both an in-house designer and a freelancer. I attended the University of Baltimore’s MFA program, studying integrated design and working as a graduate teaching assistant. I also taught visual communications to online web design students at BYU-Idaho. My thesis, “30 Days on Route 30: A Search for Nostalgia on America’s Main Street”
, is a personal interactive documentary of a month I spent traveling, interviewing, and filming a “forgotten” transcontinental highway.
After completing my MFA, I moved to California, where I worked as a senior graphic designer for the University of California, Davis. I specialized in creating dynamic educational and training materials. In 2019, I left academia to join Magellan Healthcare’s Talent Development department. I create user-focused and highly strategic multimedia solutions for the department’s roster of programs. Other possibly intriguing things about me: I look up to David Ogilvy and RBG. I have a son named Finn, who is the light of my life. I’m learning how to tap dance, but in general, my personal hobbies and my skills look pretty similar. My spouse says that makes me a bit boring, but I think it means I just really love what I do.