I've returned my creative cave to finish up my MFA—I'll emerge in late spring with a new website to share and will be ready to collaborate on new projects! For summer 2018 project inquiries, I'm able to send examples of relevant work upon request.
Follow me on Instagram to see previews of new and recent projects, or view this page on a desktop to see a slideshow in the background. Connect with me on LinkedIn to see my endorsements!
If you need some creative help sooner than later, send me an email, and I'll be happy to refer you to fellow artists who may be able to help with your project.
I have my specialties, but my knowledge base is broad—from carpentry to information architecture.
I find joy working with individuals, students and small business community leaders to seek and solve a variety of problems using brain bouncing and collective reasoning. I often speak passionately about possibilities—and it's my experience that diversity, editing and critical thinking are essential in bringing those possibilities to fruition.
For eight years, the Shenandoah Valley has been my home base. I feel personally invested in the creative success and positive growth of my community in Downtown Harrisonburg, VA.
As a consultant & designer,I collaborate with business owners, creative entrepreneurs and project leaders to create spaces, market services, and promote events that aim to inspire neighborhood connections.
I specialize in dynamic, service-based business and organizations that are transparent and sincere in their missions. I build friendships with my colleagues and clients, and celebrate achievements as a shared victory.As a studio artist,I am a student of concept development, contemporary art theory, aesthetics, and the elements of design. I continuously add to my vocabulary of rich imagery that has been growing with me since I was just a kitten—I believe art is a practice, a process and a language through which we can collectively speak about what it is to live. As a teacher & leader,I ask my students or team to adopt a spirit of curiosity and look at their process objectively when faced with an undesired outcome. Patience, focus, and making room for silliness are serious tools for learning a craft!
If you're interested in working together, please don't hesitate to reach out - I'd love to hear from you!
Studio and location photos on this page are by Katie Schmid of the Commoneer Photography