I've been a freelance graphic designer since 2009. Before that I studied media communication and writing at Asbury University. I love clarifying things, so graphic design is a natural fit for me. If I weren't a designer, I would probably be alphabetizing something somewhere.

Identity & Corporate Design

I've designed billboards, business cards, and everything in between. I've worked on logos for companies started yesterday and updated logos for companies older than I am. If it's got color and typography, I can work with it.

Layout & Editorial Design

Quarter-page ad? I can make it fit. Hundred-page book? No problem. I've thought far too much about things like page composition, tables of contents, and optimal footnote format. In 2013 I even served as the design consultant for Asbury University's magazine editing class.

Project Management

If productivity author David Allen started a cult, I would be the first person on the sign-up sheet. I even wrote unofficial SparkNotes for his Getting Things Done method. I love planning, organizing, and completing projects. I eat to-do lists for breakfast. I dream in outline form.

Human Speech

Technobabble be gone! It bugs me when specialists use language that confuses normal people. (Designers and computer nerds tend to be the worst offenders.) So I skip the geek-speak and keep it simple. If you can't understand me, I haven't done my job.

Proofreading

Can you have the "grammar" without the "nazi"? I think so. I'm not really sure what we'd call him. Something that sounds benevolent and affirming. "Punctuation coach," maybe, or "syntax pilot." This is harder than I thought. Anyway, I'm great at proofreading.

Mac Prowess

When it comes to Macs, I'm your friendly neighborhood tech support. I love solving computer problems. (If you were to tally up all the minutes I've spent organizing my file system and memorizing keyboard shortcuts, I would probably come over and say, "Hey, do you want me to put that in a spreadsheet for you?")