I’m really taken by web design, but I won’t discriminate against different projects like logos and business cards. I have produced info-graphics, Flash animations and professional photography published in The Gainesville Sun. My roots are in writing, and I have a bachelor’s in journalism accompanied by a minor in business administration from The University of Florida.
Don’t be fooled by my lengthy customer service experience. I have a strong passion for the arts, learning new skills and creating beautiful things. Like I said – I’ve spent a lot of my life in customer service, but the best parts of my life have been spent designing websites, newspaper layouts, photography and video, magazines, info-graphics and of course writing.
I love design, and I inspire to be a full-time multi-media artist specializing in web design, but I also plan on writing and becoming a health and fitness advisor. My current projects include this website (it’s almost done), Aardvark Yardwork business website and a kickball tournament highlight video.
People remember me most for my smile, sense of adventure and nervous habits (lets be honest – we all have them). I also have three dogs – a carolina dog, a pitt/catahoula mix and chihuahua mix, all of which are my food-binge partners.
I’m a #gymjunkie as well. I love lifting weights and pushing my limits to create new personal records and hopefully to inspire others. I aspire to compete in a bikini physique competition in the future, but I’m considering hiring a coach to help guide me. I’m the first to jump on any 5ks, mud runs or anything I haven’t tried before.
I was born from mother nature – the need to be outside is an intricate part of me, so much so, my boyfriend and I bought kayaks, have hiked on the Appalachian Trail (video to come), hiked Paynes Prairie and hope to be signing up for the Savage Race in the spring. We also own a 1993 Jeep Wrangler that we’ve been fixing as things break, all the while enjoying off-roading in the Florida terrain (when it’s not broken of course).
I’m an active person, seeking new experiences whether large or small. I love traveling, relaxing somewhere tropical, swimming in a Florida spring or simply doing nothing at all.
Noche de Gala
This is a web design I created during my internship at 352 Inc., formerly 352 Media Group. This assignment I created around an ann…
Full Partner’s Farm
This is a website design of a business, in this case an equestrian training business. In reality, Full Partner’s was a horseback r…
The Harboring Den
This is a website design I created during my internship at 352 Inc., formerly 352 Media Group. The instructions of the assignment …
Rebel Artist Cover
The Rebel Artist magazine is not a real magazine in print, but it’s a magazine that I created and made a sample cover page to illu…
Anorexia Magazine Spread
This project was to see how creative I am in the placement of text and photos within a limited three page magazine spread. The ima…
Blu Ray Cover
This project was very different than anything I have designed before. It’s a blu ray cover, and the story I designed it for is a s…
I’ve written for The Gainesville Sun, The Business Report and INSite Magazine. Writing is my first passion. I used to spend hours in front of a computer screen writing, giving me the momentum to pursue a career in the newsroom; however, I came to enjoy magazine writing and design a lot more.
Even so, I feel that I’m a pretty good writer, and I’d like to show you some of my best pieces below.
This article outlines the reactions of people to the ban on smoking at city bus stations in 2009. It was written for The Gainesville Sun.
Boys on the Side is an all-female pool team that travels and plays in our pool league. These women were so much fun to interview.
Written for The Business Report, this article outlines tips to help build and design your brand.
UF students enroll in a volunteer conference to help several local organizations all in just one Saturday.
Friends and family come together in memorial of Dominick Martino, a prairie enthusiast. He captured the prairie’s wildlife and led tours to people visiting.
This is a book review of “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner,” a spin-off of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.
My grandfather handed me my first REAL camera for a class at Santa Fe College’s “College for Kids” summer program. It was an old-fashioned film Minolta camera that I still have now. It’s unfortunately a casualty of humidity, but I plan on bringing it back to life.
Photography’s always drawn me in as another art form I could use to show the world though my eyes, or lens in this instance. I still take photos, but i just bought a GoPro Hero SIlver, and let me tell you — it doesn’t disappoint. Video projects from that baby will be up soon, so sit and stay a while.
Cones Dike Trail January 2015
Cones Dike Trail is a 4 mile stretch into Paynes Prairie (North Central Florida) where you can (definitely) encounter buffalo, all…
Claudia Garcia Photoshoot
Gainesville, Fla resident, Claudia Garcia, commissioned me to take some holiday photos of she and her boyfriend in 2009. This was …
UF Volunteer Event
The University of Florida hosted a service event in 2009 that allowed 267 students to volunteer around Gainesville. This group hel…
APA – Boys on the Side
American Poolplayers Association (APA) team Boys on the Side practice at The Dugout, a local Gainesville pool bar. These ladies we…
The Gainesville Fashion Show 2009 – Mikho Karajito
The Mikho Karajito collection had an amazonian feel to it. The look was distinguished by fake coordinating tattoos and floor-lengt…
Gainesville Fashion Show 2009 – Bobby K
Bobby K was definitely the highlight of the entire show at the Gainesville Fashion Show of 2009. His collection was very Miami — r…