About Me

After graduating with an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, I moved to Berlin and began a very different career than the one I had imagined. When I entered the Visual Studies program at MCAD, I was a painter. When I left, I realized that painting wasn’t enough for me—I wanted to tell stories and communicate experiences and not be bound by one medium or a set of art world rules and I wanted to incorporate technology into my work. So I began to let go of the old rulebook of what it means to be an artist and look for a new way to take my wildly diverse creative background into the world.

When I discovered experience design, it was one of those moments when everything falls into place. It is a practice that feels comfortable and familiar to me because it ties so much of my past experience together—but what I really love about it is the newness of the field. Nothing is decided and we are changing it as we go. I think that that is so exciting and I am so thrilled to be a part of that.

My background as an artist is an essential part of who I am as an experience designer; I am by nature a curious person who’s been traveling the world on my own since I was young (ask me about the time I hitchhiked across France when I was 18). I believe the most important skill an artist has is the ability to be comfortable with the unknown and that is something I use to my advantage as a designer. 

Education

MFA, Minneapolis College of Art + Design
BFA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards + Artist Residencies

  • 2019 Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board
  • Visiting Artist and Speaker, Gustavus College
  • 2014 Artist Initiative Grant, MN State Arts Board
  • Fellowship and Artist Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute
  • Selected Artist, New American Paintings, Juror: Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Artist Residency, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • MFA Opportunity Grant, Mpls College of Art + Design
  • MFA Trustees Scholarship, Mpls College of Art + Design
  • Selected Artist, New American Paintings, Juror: Raphaela Platow, Curator, The Rose Art Museum, MA

Selected Clients

Ace Hotel
Adobe
Concorde Hotel Berlin
Context Travel
Corporate Art Force
Debenhams
Design House Greetings
Design Source
Hallmark
Kraus Anderson
Kyle Books
Microsoft
Milkweed Editions
Nau Clothing
SOHO Myriad
Stanford University Press
Uber
Uppercase Magazine
Wellington Management

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
AfterEffects
Art Direction
Axure
Content Strategy
InVision
Git
HTML / CSS

Illustration
Illustrator
InDesign
Interactive Prototyping
JavaScript
Marketing Design
Personas
Photography

Photoshop
PremierePro
Rapid Prototyping
ReactJS
Sketch
Storytelling
Usability Testing
User Experience
User Interface Design

Wireframing
Web Design
Web Development
WordPress
User Research
Video
XD