I  graduated with an M.F.A. in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after seven years as a print and packaging designer. Previous to that, I earned a B.A. degree in English from Hampton University with a minor in Mass Media and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design from Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Shortly after my Portfolio Center graduation, I was hired as a Designer in the seasonal greetings division at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. I also worked as a packaging designer for Fourstar Group, an innovative product development and consumer goods firm in Boston where I created internal package identity systems as well as packaging and licensing products for external retail companies. From there, I moved to Chicago working again as a graphic designer in the retail, non-profit, and financial services sectors.

I created, curated, and edited Treat, a design/lifestyle blog which was launched in April 2005. The blog was created to inform, inspire, and nurture a lifestyle of inner and outer beauty, creativity, and spirit through design, art, health, and literature in Chicago and beyond and reached tens of thousands of visitors each year. After six years, I retired the blog to focus on graduate school.
As a freelance graphic & digital designer, I enjoy watching documentary films, listening to NPR Podcasts, and catching a little bit of Mike and Mike and First Take on ESPN. I live in Evanston, IL with my wonderful husband and smart and witty daughter whose creative way of viewing the world inspires me every day.
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