A little more about me…
I currently reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia – one hour from Washington, DC and Richmond, our state capitol. Being centrally nestled in our state has proven convenient and cozy. There’s always a lot to do and see.
I’ve always been a designer; as far back as I can remember. As a child, I was an artist – paints and crayons were my medium. As a teen, I was a fashion designer – fascinated with couture and urban styles. As an adult – technology became my muse. With a mac in hand and Adobe apps in pocket, I went on to tackle the world of design.
At first it was a hobby – something I picked up and taught myself along the way. Eventually I got the nerve to look for work. I started out in the print industry – running copiers, helping in bindery, and quickly moved up to desktop and prepress. I was desperate to learn more, so I enrolled in art school.
After Art School
After art school, my early experience was in Associations aiding membership, publications, and events. The biggest jump I’ve taken was leaving the familiar world of Associations and Northern Virginia traffic for a reverse commute to the Richmond area landing in finance. Almost 4 years were dedicated to my new role of Software Engineer.
Shortly before covid, my new employer laid off a good amount of engineers. I fell on some hardship with my health and after I healed, I decided to dedicate time and energy to my latest endeavor – business ownership!
If I would have known that a few years in our businesses and community would be ravaged by the pandemic, I definitely would not have gone into restaurants. I worked our business full-time until the need for better health care arose and sadly in the US – your family’s health is tied to your job.
My next employment foray was in Manufacturing. I really found a place for myself with this employer and grew with them over another many years. Sadly the pandemic hit them hard and some key players – myself included – got the cut. I’ve been supporting our now two business and 30+ employees ever since.
Our shops and employees are thriving. We have amazing management in place and it’s now my time to move on again. I am super excited to support another startup or small business with their marketing and design needs. My combination of graphic design and development experience is unique and I’m ready to help you!