As a designer I developed planning and management skills in addition to oversight for all tasks and activities that result in successful, completed projects. An average design piece would require me to price and select paper with local vendors, draw custom art that could not be provided by the manufacturer, set the type, scan images, layout the finished product, proofread the finished layout, shoot negatives, and burn press plates for the printing press.
I am comfortable in both a Mac and PC environment. I am most proficient with InDesign and Photoshop, however I have worked in Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.
Over the past year I have been working toward my Certification in Botanical Art at Phipps Botanical Conservatory in Pittsburgh. I recently applied for basic certification and am currently planning subject matter for an advanced certification. I have participated in the Phipps yearly Flora project and have been part of the Flora exhibit since 2018. My experiences at Phipps have brought me great fullfillment as well as creative and personal growth.