A strategic thinker, with a knack for design, and a penchant for big ideas, I come well-versed in graphic & experiential design, advertising, event planning & marketing, working on award-winning teams over the past five years. Most recently, I was the Head of Store Marketing & Community Relations for the Whole Foods Market Wilshire store in Santa Monica, CA. I was promoted over to Southern California from Austin, Texas where I was the Lead Graphic Artist for the Whole Foods Market Gateway store. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University as the first student to double major in both creative and strategic advertising. Post graduation, I have also had the opportunity to serve as Designer and Producer at Fête Studio Event Planning & Design in Richmond, VA, and as the Visual Communications Expert (fancy for graphic designer) at Wellington Group Marketing & Public Relations in Austin, TX. I am so passionate about this industry and love that I am able to immerse myself in every facet of it. I am now eager to learn & do more here in sunny San Diego! I am currently available for freelance work concerning design, writing, brand identity, and non-profit work. If you like what you see, contact me - I am ready to do some kick ass work with you.