I'll be honest: I can't draw a straight line or write in cursive above the fourth grade level. But give me a computer and some Adobe apps and I can make some good things happen. I design digital products like websites, brands, interactive web apps, social media presence and digital collateral. I do my own coding, too. My clients include a wide range of non-profits, political campaigns and small businesses.
Sometimes you just need to kill some trees to get the job done. Or use 100% post-consumer recycled stock. But whatever. The point is, I love to make printed products: booklets, brochures, posters, invitations, stickets and any other kind of organizational or event collateral the client needs.
I've been organizing with the Bus Project since 2008, working hard to find new ways to connect the next generation with our government and our democracy. Because while making pretty things is fun—and, yes, even important—we're only truly going to have a democracy that excludes nobody and serves everybody when we intentionally reach-out to bring in new voices. And that needs to happen as much at the doorstep as it does on Facebook.
I'm a Michigan native and a Portland, Oregon transplant. A graduate of Kalamazoo College and 4+ year veteran of the Bus Project. I'm a graphic designer, web developer, and civic organizer. I like eating cured meats, analyzing why something is funny, waiting for my Tigers to win a World Series and coveting clothes I can't afford.