Custom-designed pocket notebooks for my senior BFA show.

From designing and coding to managing projects, I put extraordinary care into my work.

Since graduating with my BFA in Graphic Design in 2018, I’ve spent over three years building professional experience as a designer & web developer. I’ve successfully handled a variety of client projects across web, branding, user experience, and print design. I enjoy collaborating with both agency and in-house teams. I grew up in Ohio and now live and work in greater Seattle.

Working in design and front-end development has helped me become more creative, organized, and thorough, and I strive to apply these qualities in all aspects of my career. No matter which kinds of projects my job entails, I always like to learn, have fun, and do bold work.

Most recently, I worked as a graphic designer with the University of Washington School of Public Health. In this temporary role, I elevated the work of the whole school community through compelling web and social content. I also played an integral role in the relaunch of the school’s print and digital magazine, helping with layout, design, and user experience.

I fell in love with digital and interactive design at The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. During my time here, I participated in the school’s in-house design studio, managed the Myers School of Art’s website, and won local and regional ADDY awards for my brand identity work.

Outside of design, I have a keen interest in new music, art, and travel, and these experiences inspire my creative work. I also enjoy writing on my blog to reflect on topics I’m passionate about.

Expertise

Web design

As a web designer, I’m responsible for creating beautiful, functional, and accessible experiences. Working from concept to execution, my process includes sketching and wireframing to designing high-fidelity, responsive mockups and prototypes. Whether I’m gathering research and inspiration, developing a full-fledged site redesign, making improvements to existing pages, or generating ideas for new content modules, I can rely on my broad web skillset.

Front-end development

I help build and maintain websites by coding clean and semantic HTML, CSS, Sass, and PHP. I’ve developed with content management systems (WordPress and Drupal), use versioning tools (Git/Bitbucket), and value strong code organization & documentation. I’m always seeking to learn and deepen my core front-end programming skills through reading, workshops, and collaboration. Recently, I’ve been diving into accessibility and emerging CSS techniques.

Branding & digital design

I enjoy creating new brand identities and developing visuals as part of existing guidelines. My graphic design background and advertising experience help me best approach logo design, illustration, content design, and more. I design assets and campaigns across platforms that create emotion and bring forward your brand’s essence.

I really enjoyed the two years I worked with Ted at Brokaw. Not only is he the nicest guy you may ever meet, he’s thoughtful, creative, and has the drive to further develop his skillset. Ted has a knack for organization (you should see his checklists) which always made me feel confident that no detail would be overlooked.”Zorina Kennedy, Producer at Favorite Brother