Loving What I DoI am a marketing and graphic design artist in the Ann Arbor, MI area, specializing in marketing, content creation, social media strategy, branding, photography, freelance, all things web, all things print, while powered by the finest Earl Grey tea available!
ExperienceMy experience includes working as an Art Director in my own freelance company. I have also worked as an in-house designer at University of Michigan and in various industries like B2B, hospitality, education and software development. I have managed full projects from new websites to 100+ page magazines. Grab a cup of English Breakfast and take a look at my portfolio.
Design ProcessMy design process includes talking with the client to understand the “why” behind their project. Knowing this is important to creating a successful design. While designing, I like to talk with the client for feedback to make sure I’m on the right track. It’s also important to understand their brand, from designs to positioning. This ensures the finished piece reflects the company and their mission.
EducationMy education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from Eastern Michigan University and an Associates Degree in Computer Graphic Technology from Schoolcraft Community College. I am also certified in UI Design through Coursera in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. That’s a lot of tea!
Will Travel for TeaDesign work funds my other passion — travel! I’ve visited seven countries and hope to add more soon. Recently, I took a solo trip to Brussels, Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam and learned so much about myself and the world. One of my most valuable lessons was how to travel with only a carry-on backpack. I often joke that my tea is running out and it’s time to travel to a new country and get more.
Adobe Creative SuitePhotoshop
InDesign After Effects Premiere
Social MediaContent creation and strategy
All things print…
Setting files up for printing
Managing printing process with vendor
Web DesignHand coding HTML and CSS
Camera Raw editing
Company stock photos
Adobe After Effects