Why design?
Design is the way I process the world and is my best tool for improving it. As a designer, I am ferociously empathetic and solution-oriented. I rely on my natural inclination to be curious about others to listen closely to details and fully perceive what the client needs. Design combines individual initiative with close ties to other team members, allowing me to work with other inspiring folks. 
In the end, I want to use my skillset to help others create identities which empower their forward progress, fully knowing who they are and what they represent. 
Where I'm at.
Since May of 2018, I've been working with the small but mighty team at Franke+Fiorella in Minneapolis' North Loop. We are a small team, but conquer large-scale projects with clients such as Children's Minnesota, 3M, Cargill, Medtronic, Syngenta, Valspar and Mosaic. 
After work I'm spending time on my blog, Musings and Marks. This blog provides a space for me to both digest my own spirituality and share these discoveries with others. Oftentimes designers just write about design subjects and Christians stay within their church circles—I hope to provide a space where I can do both. 
Some additional tidbits.
First creative memory 
When a babysitter scowled at me at age 4 for coloring Barbie's skin a different color on each page. I thought she could use some diversity.
Favorite living thing
Dogs (the bigger the better).
Favorite Human
Jesus had a pretty impressive track record, but Michelle Obama's a close second.
Favorite singer
Jimmy Durante has my heart and Billie Holiday speaks right to my soul.
Guilty Pleasure
I love cheesy quotes.
Case in point.
"Cling to what is good." – Romans 12:9
"She designed a life she loved." – Unknown
"Mother Teresa didn't walk around complaining about her thighs. She had sh*t to do." – Sarah Silverman
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