Logo for the Beer Wench, a new Chicago bar
I was asked to design a logo for a new bar opening in Chicago, IL in 2012. It needed to be simple and clean, and also incorporate the bar's owner in caricature.
I've worn many hats in my career, but no matter what I do, or whom I am working for, I always consider myself the same thing first and foremost: a storyteller. Because it all comes down to engaging your audience in a relatable way and telling them a story. It might be with illustrations, it might be with a beautiful font, it might be through a slick website, or it might be over a beer at a pub....whatever and wherever, I know how to tell a story, and I know how to get people to listen. With 15 years of experience, I have a full arsenal of creative design and communication skills. I specialize in graphic design, web design, and illustration with a career that has stretched a wide breadth of industries and specialties. From entertainment to education and finance, and I am also savvy in marketing, social networking (for three years I ran two social groups in Richmond, with hundreds of members and multiple events each month), creative writing, teaching and art direction. I am an expert at the entire Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, coding CSS & HTML and am versed in MAC & PC work environments. A sampling of my clients include: Marvel Comics, Disney, Alphagraphics, Alice Blue, Genworth Financial, Hamilton Beach, Creative Giant, Techead, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Metropolitan Authority, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and many more happy companies and individuals.