About me

What is a Creative Designer?

My skills are more than just expertise in graphic design, photography and web design. I am a project manager, team player and brand ambassador. I am a focused multi-tasker, trend-setter and visual communicator with a strong personal style.

Answers to common questions

“Thank you. It is my grandma’s name.”

“I am half Japanese and half American.”“I would want to control crows and ravens. I just think that it would look really cool illustrated, and they are also really smart.”

“I love design because it is playful and serious. Design can change the course of history or simply bring a smile to someone’s face.”

“My best feature is my nails. I like to paint them as a stress reliever.”

“Right now I am watching Steven Universe, This Is Us and Vikings. There are more but you probably don’t want me to list all of them.”

Experience

Lead Graphic Designer – ES&S

Responsibilities include overall layout and production
of print and digital design for internal and external use, event announcements, website graphics, posters, brochures, newsletters, presentations, environmental branding and corporate reports. I actively lead the marketing design process for efficient project management and manage external agencies in the creation of tradeshow and demo materials.

Freelance Designer – Teriyaki Designs

In my free time, I design for local organizations like Urban League of Nebraska and the Lunch and Grind Speaker Series. I have done branding and menu design for local restaurants along with organizing social media strategy.

Invitations for weddings, Save the Dates and baby showers – we all say yes to friends and family.

 

Education

2009 – 2013
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Major: Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design

Birth – 2017 (current)
Living Life
Major: Learning from Mistakes

Volunteer 

AIGA Nebraska Board, BarCamp Director

Responsibilities included creating partnerships with local businesses, organizing volunteers, researching catering and venue locations with site visits. The overall success of the event was my ultimate goal and I achieved that through the positive attendee response and financial success.
In this role, I collaborated with a local design team to create custom branding for the website, social media, print and environmental graphics and managed the implementation of all materials. 

 

Technical Skills

My skills are more than just expertise in design, photography and web design. I am a project manager, team player, and brand ambassador. I am a focused multi-tasker, trend-setter and visual communicator with a strong personal style and a particular to detail.

Creative Cloud
Brand Design
WordPress
Microsft Suite
Environmental Branding
Photography