I graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. Communications, my coursework including elements of design, storytelling, marketing, and communications. While in school, I interned at LiquidThread, a creative agency where I learned how to create branded solutions for the digital space.
After graduation, I pursued a brief run at theatre — performing in a Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway musical — before landing a job at Eko (f.k.a. Interlude), using my diverse skillset to advance the development of premium interactive video. I'm always open to new professional opportunities — check out my services below to see how we can work together.
Have a clear deliverable in mind? I create flexible, premium designs that can be re-packaged for both print and digital use
From creative ideation through campaign execution, I develop bespoke content strategies for cross-channel digital campaigns
Whether you're prospecting new business partners or conducting vertical research, I work with you to develop strategies to meet your business goals
From project kickoff through campaign fulfillment, I work with you to strengthen existing client relationships and build new ones to exceed your business objectives
All you need is an idea to start a brand from scratch. Once I understand your vision, I collaborate with you to bring your idea to life in whatever medium you desire
Through data-driven analysis and strategy, I can help you learn more about your audience, helping to build lasting, meaningful relationships with consumers
DIR. GINA MARIE HAYES
Fifty terrified brides fleeing an arranged marriage take refuge in an Italian Villa, with fifty angry grooms hot on their trail, hell-bent on reclaiming their “property.” As tensions rise and their trip down the aisle nears, sisters Thyona, Olympia, and Lydia hatch a desperate plan to escape the darker side of love and matrimony. The starkly contrasting classicism and contemporary modernity found in the design is meant to highlight the conflicting restraints and freedoms the construct of marriage places on the characters in the play.
Anna Civik is a Chicago Theatre actor who contracted me to overhaul her professional brand. The result is a sophisticated yet cheerful aesthetic for print and online content, both showcasing past work and serving as a way for future employers to learn more about her.
ANNA CIVIK ACTOR
CHARLOTTE MORRIS SINGER
Charlotte Morris is a NYC-based actor and singer-songwriter, who recently released a new album full of original songs! Check out her music and fresh new website, which I designed in Squarespace to empower her to make updates easily on her own accord.
MYLINE TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
As a Marketing Intern for TimeLine Theatre Company, I rebranded the theater's low-cost ticket program targeting millennials. The above spread shows drafted proofs I presented to the company, from which the circular design was selected, and used to promote the revamped initiative.
Melissa Foster is both a full time Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University and a renowned voice teacher for the greater Chicago performing arts community. In order to broaden her appeal to a more national audience, Melissa hired me to build her brand from the ground up, creating a digital portfolio that would enable her to take her career to the next level.
MELISSA FOSTER VOICE TEACHER
WIRTZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
As the Resident Graphic Designer for Northwestern's Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, I designed the entire 2015-2016 season, a huge commission that culminated in the creation of a season brochure for the entire year, featuring all of my graphic designs.
THE TEMPESTDIR. HANNAH TODD
This production of The Tempest took place on a living, breathing island where its primal magic is conjured in the bodies of the actors, with the omniscient Prospero standing apart. The client was pleased with the first draft and logo, but asked for an edited draft that felt more like Dagobah than Earth, which led to the creation of the chosen design (on the left), complete with Prospero chillin' in the clouds.
LEAH PLATT ACTOR
Leah is a NYC-based actor and fitness instructor, who needed a brand that unified both aspects of her professional life. Check out her site via the link above (designed in Squarespace for updating ease), and maybe go take one of her spin classes while you're at it!
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
DIR. HENRY GODINEZ
Set in 1929 Florida, with factory mechanization on the rise, a group of Cuban immigrants maintain the cigar rolling industry with pride and tradition. As they toil away in the factory hand rolling each cigar, a well-dressed and well-spoken lector arrives and reads Anna Karenina to them, igniting their passions even as they struggle to uphold tradition in the face of encroaching modernity. This design evokes the vintage Cuban cigar box aesthetic while subliminally adding suggestive touches of the contemporary Russian Anna's influence on this older, more traditional establishment.
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