What do you do at Design Engine?
What is your educational background?
After recieving an associates in criminal justice from St. Louis Community College, I went to Webster University for a BA where I majored in psychology and minored in philosophy. I then had one of those life changing moments where I realized that was not what I wanted to do, so I decided to pursue a BA in graphic and web design before coming to work at DE.
What are your work experiences?
I have 2 years at DE as their digital designer and 7 years doing freelance graphic design.
What is your favorite quote?
What is your favorite Chicago spot / event / thing to do?
Favorite industry resources?
I use Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign for projects. Unsplash is my favorite place to grab stock photos from. I use Google Fonts and Adobe Typekit for font selections.
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How would you explain Digital Design in three sentences or less to an 8-year old?
It’s about making things look appealing but also make sense at the same time. You solve problems for the client by telling a story with pictures, color, text and placement.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what will the title of the book be?
I’ve Been Everywhere Man – Not the Johnny Cash Story
Comics, painting, reading, philosophy, everything that is the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Kung Fu, David Bowie, making textile surface repeat patterns, sewing, and listening to podcasts.
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