I was born and raised in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. I attended public school, private school and home school; graduating as a Home School Cougar of the Gallatin Valley. I participated in basketball, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and horse-back riding, pretty much anything outdoors. My first job was working for the family business of running campgrounds - 37 of them. That job consisted of cutting trees, building fence, running tractors, installing fireplaces and tables and any other maintenance the campgrounds needed.
The campground industry gave me my first design job too. I grew tired of Forest Service cream and green signs, so I came up with more colorful and playful signs to display information and regulations around the campgrounds. I look back on some of those designs today and wonder how I was ever allowed to post some of those signs, but it definitely started a passion that I am fulfilling today.
I went on to college, first to MSU Bozeman and then to Pen Foster Online where I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. I furthered my education in the design world by working at PrintingForLess.com in Livingston, MT starting in the bindery where all the print jobs were created and working my way up to a Technical Service Representative that helped sell and design the jobs. I then moved to the Business Development department that helped larger companies maintain brand consistency throughout all of their print media. My position as Lab Manager at F-11 Photographic Supplies in Bozeman, MT has furthered my experience by opening up the world of photography, video, design for social media, advertising, photo restoration, and creating photo albums. Graphic design and web design are constantly evolving so my education will never really end. My latest project is learning a new coding language called Ruby on Rails to compliment HTML5 and CSS.
Having the right tools for the job is essential; you can't build a house without a saw and hammer, I can't create great design with great software.
Creative Cloud 2015
Working to Capture Your Vision.
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