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My favorite color is the juxtaposition of color.
My favorite artist? Nature.

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Creative. It’s what I do. And I love it: collaborating with others, sketching, brainstorming ideas, laying out designs, selecting palettes and photos, directing partners and freelancers, writing and uploading content, planning and overseeing events, managing jobs, shooting and editing video footage, working quietly in an office or coffee house or on-location, toggling between fun programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign ... even coding is cool when the result is something my right and left brains can agree upon! We’re living in the best of both worlds these days and I think it’s great.

Putting all these skills to use in places like one of the nation’s most-respected community development financial institutions is very rewarding — the work has real impact on local families, businesses and communities. Before nonprofit, I spent two and a half years working in marketing communications for a professional services company, started a freelance graphic design business servicing small-midsize businesses, agencies and entrepreneurs, worked in business development and corporate sales, and as a senior graphic designer for an in-house advertising department.

Prior to the above-described twenty years of experience, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. My first major was illustration. Then a growing love of photography and typography opened my eyes to all the possibilities within art. I found that graphic design’s traditional principles of white space, “paper first,” composition, gestalt, and clear visual communication appealed to me. Classes in art history, marketing, branding, advertising, and business followed by an internship at New Hampshire Magazine rounded out my education. Later, I would add a professional web certification and discover that Dreamweaver is more than just a song you can’t get out of your head after seeing old SNL skits.

Fast-forward to present day. When I’m not busy making stuff, you can find me making still more stuff in the kitchen, on the back of a horse, ascending and descending mountains as fast as the seasons allow, or relaxing with family and friends. My life is color-full. And for that, I’m incredibly grateful.