Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, I currently live and work in Idaho Falls, ID. Though I’ve been an artist for most of my life, my knack for the digital arts manifested itself at the age of 15 when I realized that I could add a whole new, exciting dimension to my art by using Photoshop to illustrate and color. Soon thereafter, I began experimenting with digital painting, typography and other forms of digital art, and by the time I was choosing a field to pursue in college, graphic design was a virtual no-brainer.
I received an abundance of opportunities while in college to develop my artistic abilities both personally professionally. In addition to having numerous, immensely talented peers, professors and mentors, I had the honor of being president of the first officially recognized chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) in New Mexico, and it was there that I was able to grow and develop leadership skills that translated easily to the professional world. I accrued several awards in the following years, including the AIGA Award for Excellence in Graphic Design and Outstanding Graduating Art Major. During that time, I had the distinction of placing consecutively in multiple art exhibitions and design competitions and received the prestigious Dylan Lorde “Art and Soul” Scholarship.
I graduated in the spring of 2014 with my Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design from Eastern New Mexico University and immediately relocated to the New York City Metropolitan area, where I was employed for several years as National Creative Services Coordinator with SAE Institute USA. During that time, I met my now-husband, Austin, and once I felt as though I had developed a solid foundation in my career, we relocated to Idaho Falls to settle down and be closer to family and nature.
Since moving to Idaho over three years ago I have been employed full-time as Communications Graphic Designer for KLIM/Teton Outfitters, an international powersports apparel company based in Rigby, Idaho. I have also found a wealth of opportunities to be engaged in the local art community as I am an active member of the Idaho Advertising Federation and have judged for the Idaho Advertising Federation Gem Awards two years in a row.
Outside of my artistic and professional life, my hobbies include travel, reading, writing, sewing, yoga, gardening, and baking. While we don’t have kids yet, my world revolves around my expansive family and my big, goofy hound dog, “Huck.”