My favorite projects involve distilling complex ideas into beautiful, intelligent, and easy-to-use solutions. I believe in taking a collaborative and human-centered approach to my work. I’m an advocate for design and its power to create positive social impact—and I enjoy sharing that passion with my students.
I also love creative hobbies, learning new things, and the history and craft of letterpress printing. On the weekends, you can usually find me baking, taking a class (yoga, floral design, improv, sewing...), or making things at a print studio.
I’m currently a Senior Designer at Ashton Design and an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, where I teach design and typography.
I hold an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and a BS in Visual Communication Design from The Ohio State University. I live in a painted lady in Baltimore with my husband, Will.
UX / Visual Design Intern
Obama for America & Organizing for Action (OFA)
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Independent Freelance Designer
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), MICA Graduate Studies, Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation, Baltimore Museum of Art, IDEO, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, GOOD.
Designer, Co-founder, Baker, Event Planner, Facilitator
Adjunct Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art
— Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Workshop Spring 2017
— Typography I Fall 2014 & Fall 2015
Adjunct Professor, Stevenson University
— Typography II Spring 2016
Teaching Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art
— Social Design Practice-Based Studio in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department Fall 2016
— Graphic Design II Spring 2015
— Typography II Spring 2014
— Poster Design & Print Fall 2013
Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art
— Senior Final Projects, Graphic Design Spring 2016 & 2017
— Post Baccalaureate Capstone Projects, Graphic Design Spring 2016
—Teaching Assistant Artist in Printmaking, Graffiti Typography, and Drawing at Marwen, a visual arts nonprofit educating under-served 6th–12th graders
—Advisor for Field:Work, a weekend design workshop at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
— Information Design, Tulane City Center 2016
—Political Branding, Maryland Institute College of Art 2013, 2014, 2015
—Social Design, EPIC Chicago 2013
—Design & Community Engagement, Archeworks 2013
—Distinguished Alumni, The Ohio State University 2012
—“Graphic Design: The New Basics” by Ellen Lupton & Jennifer Cole Phillips
—“Understanding the World, The Atlas of Infographics” by Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wiedemann
—“Cause and Effect: Visualizing Sustainability,” edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and Stephan Bohle
—“Visual Storytelling: Inspiring a New Visual Language,” edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, and F. Schulze
—“Designing for Social Change,” curated by Andrew Shea