I can’t say that I always knew I was going to be a graphic designer. Out of college I was lucky enough to be placed in a marketing department through a staffing firm. There I was trained in the basics of graphic design and quickly realized I enjoyed it – and, I was good at it. I decided to go back to school and get a formal education in graphic design. I enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division and obtained a Digital Design diploma.

In April 2009, after five years of living in Colorado and working in-house as a graphic designer, I moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and friends. With this move, I decided to take the plunge and begin my freelance career. This was a scary decision, but one of the best I ever made.

My range of clients over the past six years include public relations, advertising, and marketing firms, printing companies, real estate agents, financial professionals, photographers, engineering firms, construction companies, spas, non-profit organizations, landscaping companies, and many other small business owners. I have also worked with numerous bride-to-be’s on their save-the-dates, invitations, and a bunch of other fun wedding materials.

In addition to my Digital Design diploma from the Art Institute, I also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Penn State University. Having a background in psychology, I know how the brain works. I put that knowledge to use in my graphic design projects by creating communication that is appealing to the human mind.

Besides loving my job, I also love a lot of other stuff, too. I enjoy spending time with my husband, sons, family, friends, and pets. I also like cheering on the Penn State Nittany Lions’ and Pittsburgh Steelers’ football teams, playing softball, camping, traveling, and cooking.