I am an artist and designer with experience in design research, advertising, branding and print media. Along with my work as a designer, I also experiment with traditional media.
I completed my BFA in Graphic Design at the University of Tennessee at Martin and am currently an MFA Candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
My current design interests center around place and community. I do a variety of freelance work for local businesses, non-profit organizations and other groups. As my thesis work, I am studying the intersection of rural communities and creative economies, questioning how communities are structured and built and how design and the arts may be supported in rural spaces. My exploration of this idea stretches from research to design and incorporates an understanding of things between the two.