Graphic design is all about problem solving. I love to attack a challenge in a creative and exciting way. If I get to try a new technique or learn a new program in the process of designing then that's even better! Recently I started working with motion graphics and look for any opportunity to develop my skills. I love working in Photoshop doing image manipulation and seeing what kind of happy accidents I can create.
I also love to work with my hands and make a mess. If an item in a store looks cool but I think to myself "I bet I could make that" I will definitely give it a try! Usually the finished piece looks nothing like what I thought it would when I started but that's part of the fun. I also love shooting photography in both digital and film. I've had my Holga camera since I was 15 and it absolutely reflects my personality from the chipping paint pattern I covered it with to the weathered strap I made for it out of duct tape.
Below is a sample of my work. These projects are a mix of professional and personal work. These pieces do a great job of summing me up and giving you a little taste of who I am as a designer. If you want to see more check out my full portfolio
I have recently begun working at BerlinRosen, a PR firm focused on advocacy and political work, in their Digital agency. In my role as Digital Designer, I collaborate with nearly all of the firm's practice areas to create a range of digital pieces. I prefer to get involved with the client team as early as possible in order to take part in the initial brainstorm of creative concepts and then translate those ideas into graphics to be implemented across multiple digital channels. I enjoy the opportunity to contribute to causes I am personally invested in through visual communication and social strategy. I am passionate about visual storytelling and brand building through the use of digital media in new and exciting ways.
I work on freelance projects that focus on social justice and community fundraising. I enjoy being able to help clients that work on a small budget but have great mission statements and need help making an impact. I worked on a poster campaign to raise money for community institution Saint Marks Bookshop to help them avoid closure due to rent hikes. I am currently working on the Hope Reichbach Fund which is a community organization in Brooklyn that helps provide local advocacy internships for NYC-based college students. I have created a new logo in addition to multiple pieces for both print and web.