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The Joyful Creative is about crafting smart brands with bold messages. Its about delivering a thoughtful and passionate experience in an effort to bring bolder, more authentic brands to life. And more than anything, it’s about making people happy.

I'm a graphic designer from New York currently residing in San Diego. I specialize in crafting smart, authentic brands with bold messaging. Whether it's a small design project or a massive brand overhaul, it's important to keep your style modern and energized!

My brand is young, creative, smart and always a little sassy. I want to craft strong brands with bold messaging that are 100% authentic!

I earned my BFA in graphic design and communication studies from James Madison University. I currently hold a full time position as a Graphic Designer with Six Half Dozen, a full-service design agency in Alexandria, VA, and also take on freelance projects ranging from websites to logos to full-service branding packages and some design consultation work with larger firms.

Most recently, I’ve completed work that can be seen inside of Reagan National and Dulles International airports, and on the US Department of State website.

Design is my passion...but if you must know, I also enjoy singing in the shower, going to baseball games, playing volleyball, and am addicted to all things reality TV.

Work & Education

2014
October 18

First Place / Best Brochure

Won first place with Delucchi+ at the Great American Living Awards in Northern Virginia for design work done for The Ascent at Spring Hill Station in Tysons Corner, VA.
July 16

Six Half Dozen

Works as a graphic designer at Six Half Dozen : Design Studio in Alexandria, VA.
2013
October 13

First Place / Social Media Campaign

Took first place with Delucchi+ at the Great American Living Awards in Northern Virginia for social media campaign design work down for Brambleton, a planned urban development in Ashburn, Virginia.
2012
September 18

Award of Merit / Print Campaign

Took an Award of Merit for a print campaign, including print advertisements and direct mail, done for Brambleton, a planned urban development in Ashburn, VA, with Delucchi+ at the Great American Living Awards.
2011
August 1

Delucchi+

Hired as a production artist at Delucchi+, a marketing firm in Washington, DC. Promoted to graphic designer in 2012.
January 4

Likeable Media

Senior social media intern for Likeable Media, a social media marketing firm in New York City, in the art and graphic design department.
2010
August 15

Milk Studios

Interned in the photography retouching department at Milk Studios in New York City.
May 10

College Graduation

Graduated from James Madison University with a BFA emphasis in Graphic Design, and a minor in Communication Studies.
2009
June 3

Business Travel News / Nielsen Business Media

Worked as an art intern for Business Travel News, a print publication subsidiary of Nielsen Business Media in New York City.
2008
June 8

Studied Abroad

Traveled to Florence, Italy to study at the Lorenzo de’Medici School, with a concentration in Renaissance Art History and Intercultural Communication.  
April 24

The Breeze

Hired as an advertising designer for The Breeze, James Madison University’s official student-run newspapering Harrisonburg, VA. Was promoted to assistant lead advertising designer for the 2009-2010 school year.