Currently, I work part-time as a design assistant for a local boutique web and graphic design company, Swell Media Design. We work with local small to medium size businesses across a variety of industries. Every day is different. I might create an original email design one day and refresh a Wordpress website the next. I love that my work involves the wide range of design and communications skills I learned throughout my master’s program. Being a strong generalist means I’m often on call to tackle any challenge. When I’m not in the office, I’m working with my first freelance clients or volunteering my design skills in my community. As I continue to build my local network and my portfolio, I hope to take on more clients of my own.
Hiking, traveling, cooking, binge watching British detective dramas and exploring all of the excellent food, beer and wine the Seattle area has to offer.
I’m a web and graphic designer located in the greater Seattle area. I’m originally from Maryland and earned an undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. After college, my husband and I moved to Seattle and I took the opportunity to join the local tech industry as a recruiter. My desire to find a more challenging, creative career path motivated me to join UF’s WDOC master’s program full-time in January 2015. I graduated in April 2016 and now work part-time as a designer at the same company where I interned during my last semester. I also started my own freelance business and am currently working with my first clients as I continue to expand my technical knowledge and portfolio. When I’m not busy designing, I’m most likely enjoying new restaurants and wineries around the greater Seattle area.
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