I'm a second-generation Miami native who earned a high school degree from Miami's highly competitive magnet school, New World School of the Arts, and a bachelor's degree in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. My educational background is solidly visual arts with concentrations in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.
I moved to New York in 1997, where I was involved in hand-designing cover art, press kits, posters, and flyers for a New York City band. After receiving my flyers, an art director for Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine hired me as a design assistant, which started my career in graphic design.
I went on to work at an Interpublic/McCann-Erickson custom publishing agency, and some of the best-selling newsstand magazines in the country, including Us Weekly, The Knot, and People, as an art director (both freelance and staff). All the while on the side, I was designing children's books, including a multi-age "museum in a book" series for The Smithsonian and a poster-style book to accompany the theatrical release of the film The Chronicles of Narnia.
In 2010, I decided to go full-time independent. My experience broadened from editorial and books to branding, marketing, environmental design, and event branding and collateral.
I proudly serve on the advisory board of Los Angeles-based marketing, partnerships, and branding agency Aubry and Co.
My mission is to produce the boldest, most distinctive, innovative and strategized work I can for my clients. So if you're adventurous, understand the power of good design, and want to level up the visual aspect of your content or branding, I can help you.
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