I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and anyone who has met me knows this because I love Pittsburgh and talk about it TOO MUCH. I left the ‘burgh to attend Cornell University where I graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Visual Studies and Art History, receiving highest honors for my thesis on the image of the American Road. By the end of sophomore year at Cornell I realized I wanted to work in design, but it was too late to change my major so I took as many visual studies and studio classes as I could, including taking a semester off to study communication design at Parson Paris.
I moved back to the beloved ‘burgh from 2011 - 2013 working as a communication designer in a variety of roles, and eventually developing programming and teaching design and film workshops to teens as a digital media mentor at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
As an extracurricular activity in Pittsburgh I started performing comedy and in 2013. I followed this interest to Chicago, accepting a position as a Graphics Editor at The Onion. I gradually moved into the role of Art Director where I worked on and managed image production for The Onion, ClickHole, AV Club, and The Takeout.
I now work on a freelance basis taking on a variety of design and branding projects in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis. When I’m not working, I’m doing anything active including soccer, tennis, snowboarding and triathlon.