Resume

2006 – Present
Freelance Illustration & Graphic Design  Creative Direction & Illustrative Design

I am an creative director and illustrative designer and I love what I do. Designing has never felt like "work" to me. I count myself among the truly lucky people who get to follow their passion each day.

I have experience working with major nationwide retailers like Paper Source, and Walgreens, as well startups like Minted and Paperless Post. As you'll see looking through my profile, stationery is a major love of mine. I am also enthusiastic for pattern, color, yoga, coffee, and daydreaming elaborate adventures. These days you'll often find me curled up with my kindle and a cup of tea, or working in my small small studio.

I have had the opportunity to work as a contract illustrative designer and/or creative director for many stationery companies. Below you can find a handful of my noteworthy clients:

Fitbit
Minted.com
Lotta Jansdotter
Appy Couple
American Greetings / Cardstore.com
Crane & Co
Paperless Post
Walgreens
Walmart
Avanquest Software
Canva.com




Nov 2013 – Jan 2015
Harland Clarke Director of Design and Product
There was never a dull moment while working with Harland Clarke! As Director of New Product Development, I coordinated the expansion of existing stationery and gift product lines and added new product types to compliment existing lines. This meant building a winning team of talented stationery designers, which definitely was the best part of the job.

As Director of Design, I oversaw all aspects of design for the stationery brands I worked with, including: site design, new site functionality, branding, brand direction, photo styling, photography, and both web and print marketing.

I worked remotely for this Texas based company.

Aug 2012 – Oct 2013
Minted.com Senior Merchandise Designer
While at Minted I lead the Merchandise Design Team, among wearing many other hats at this fast paced startup. Some of the highlights included working with merchandising to curate the product assortment, launching letterpress and real foil products, designing iPhone and iPad apps in collaboration with Appy Couple, and refining the complex task of receiving and launching artwork from hundreds of designers and artists from around the world.

Perhaps my favorite assignment was getting the honor of drawing a chalkboard installation in the new Minted.com kitchen after its remodel!

May 2010 – Oct 2011
Paper Source Illustration and Graphic Design
While at Paper Source I got the opportunity work on all aspects of their design efforts as a designer and illustrator. My primary focus was product design and illustration for all products from paper goods, to glassware and textiles. In addition, I worked on design and photo styling for the Paper Source and Waste Not Paper catalogs, emails & web beauties, product packaging, in-store signage and how-tos. I eventually became their letterpress coordinator, and designed the 2012 Paper Source letterpress calendar.

Although the hours were often quite long, I learned so much from the amazing and inspiring Paper Source team, and feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to have worked along side such amazing designers.

Jul 2007 – Dec 2011
Unless Someone Like You Owner, Designer, Illustrator
I cut my teeth in the stationery industry with my own line of invitations, under the name Unless Someone Like You.

EDUCATION

1998 – 2003
Columbia College Chicago, BA 

SKILLS

 Illustrative Design, Illustrator, Indesign, Patterns In Repeat, Surface Design, Stationery Design, Web-to-print

ABOUT ME

I’m a . . . decaf coffee driven idea machine, yoga momma who loves sci-fi, stationery design maven with a passion for pattern, daydreaming park picnic fanatic, family cuddling computer geek, neat and tidy fashion disaster, blind as a bat shower singer, techie who loves green smoothies, podcast listening silly bean, bath addict, social media luddite, la croix slamming vegan, grown up who can’t ride a bike, homebody with sensitive nose, who would be nothing unless someone like you came along.

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