a bit about me
I AM AN ASPIRING GRAPHIC DESIGNER WHO ENJOYS ART AND DESIGN IN VARIOUS MEDIUMS, SUCH AS VECTOR ART, PROCREATE, AND UX DESIGN. I AM WELL-VERSED IN ADOBE SUITE PROGRAMS, SUCH AS INDESIGN, PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, AND UX DESIGN PROGRAMS SUCH AS FIGMA AND MURAL.
My passion lies in taking an idea into a visual form, as I have an eye for detail whose work emphasizes creativity and innovation. In my graduate studies, I’ve learned various angles of UX Design, from Figma to usability testing to human-centered design. I’m graduating in January 2022, and I’m interested in graphic design or UX design roles.
Proficient: Procreate, Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Mac, and Windows, Canva
Knowledgeable: CSS, HTML, Website Development, Sketch
Familiar: Adobe XD, InVision, Miro, Airtable
I graduated in May 2020 from James Madison University, where I received a Bachelor of Business Administration and majored in Marketing. I also minored in Art.
During my undergraduate studies, I worked in many different teams within the College of Business, which has made me a valuable teammate and led me to realize that I regularly end up as the team leader. I enjoy organizing and setting up a structure within my teams, which leads to a more productive and cohesive unit.
In my art studies, I learned about many different forms and mediums within the art world, some of which I had never tried before. These classes admittedly took me out of my comfort zone, which can be exciting but also terrifying. In June 2019, I truly stepped out of my comfort zone and studied abroad in France. During those three weeks, I studied Plein-air painting, French culture and tested the French-speaking skills that I learned during high school.
In May 2020, the COVID pandemic began, and my senior year at James Madison University was cut short. I lost the last month of college, and my graduation event crucial to one’s college experience. After moving home, I began to dedicate much of my time to learning new skills, platforms and developing my artistic abilities. I then realized that I wanted more structure when learning about different design principles, so I chose the Maryland Institute College of Art to guide my studies.
Although my user experience design portfolio is still in progress, I know I’ve learned, through class and self-teaching; many of the tips and tricks used within the popular UX design platforms. However, my graphic design portfolio has blossomed during my post-college life. I’ve taken to experimenting with new design platforms, and when stuck within that platform, I look to the immense library of knowledge within the internet.
I value my dedication and diligence to my design knowledge and skills and hope to continue to grow within the design field!