heART in hand DESIGN is a moniker implying I hold my heart, or my passion, in my hand...the very hand that clicks, paints, draws, and brings that third cup of coffee to my lips as I create. I love what I do: a concept apparent in the breadth of my work.
A Northern Michigan University alum and proud recipient of a bachelors degree in Graphic Communication and Marketing, I've been creating and designing for as long as I can remember. Actually, my drive--neigh, insatiable thirst--to create is the one consistent thread weaving my entire life into a cohesive tapestry of experiences.
A member of the Marquette Arts & Culture Committee since June of 2016, a volunteer arts and crafts facilitator and instructor at multiple area non-profits, and an exhibiting artist in the region, I truly believe in art as a therapy, as an expressive outlet necessary to a healthy and happy community. In 2017, I helped found the Marquette Artist Collective and currently sit on the board, as well as manage our brick and mortar gallery (The Gallery) in downtown Marquette.
I'm a process designer and artist. I enjoy the ride and I love problem solving. Creation is just that. It is equal parts push and pull, give and take. It's frustrating and time-consuming but seeing everything come together in that final design is more than worth it.
If you're looking for a passionate print or branding designer, illustrator, or artist, please get a hold of me and I'll send you my resume and/or CV.
I'd love to create something for you.