Weird? I know. Growing up in a small town forced me to find entertainment beyond expensive movie theaters and nonexistent shopping malls. My exploration for design linguistics started with purchasing Lisa Frank folders and doodling on desks in elementary school. Soon enough, I shifted into social media and started crafting my own “fabulous” Myspace backgrounds with novice HTML codes, then slowly moved toward self-discovered, pre-teen “design experience” obtained by attempting to use programs like Gimp. Now, as a recent graduate in the mass communication field, I find myself discovering tricks on Adobe InDesign and Photoshop in my spare time. Although my love for publication and advertising design has come a long way since the 90s, I still love learning new things in the industry and look forward to a hopeful and promising future in the business.
While attending Winona State University for a degree in Mass Communication: Advertising, I have been provided many skill-building opportunities to create my portfolio through courses offered in the department. Because the majority of the pieces of my portfolio were made under the University with an educational purpose, I must provide that I do not own any logos, brand names, or photos that I have incorporated into these publications. Disclaimer aside, enjoy browsing through!