I am interested in all aspects of content and design for print and web. Currently I am seeking opportunities in writing, content development and print/web/UX design.
Since beginning my design career over a decade ago, I have worked on numerous print and web projects for arts organizations, non-profits, schools, and sole proprietors including Shoreline Community College, Cascade Bicycle Club, The Burke Museum, Origin Arts, Gender Odyssey, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Music Works Northwest, The Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, and others.
My skills include graphic design, web design, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS/JS, WordPress, photography, project management, teaching, and nonprofit support. My UX design experience includes content development, information architecture, wireframes, and prototype mockups. I have written material for blogs, newspapers, arts organizations and public relations.
My experience, both as a designer and a jazz musician, gives me the ability to create and excel in challenging, dynamic situations: I’m comfortable working in diverse settings with a variety of people; I am capable of working independently and as a member of a team; and I have excellent communication and organizational skills. I am a self-motivated, life-long learner with a strong sense of humor, discipline, curiosity. and attention to detail.
In the ongoing quest to stay current, I enjoy taking design and writing classes, most recently at The School of Visual Concepts (SVC). I have an Associate Degree in Graphic Design and a Web Design Certificate. I started this journey with a Certificate in Arts Management from the UW in 2003.
I have a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Music—I’ve been involved in the arts for over 30 years as a professional musician and music educator. Lately I’ve regarded a degree in Journalism as the “road not taken” when I was younger, so in this chapter of my life, I’m reinventing my career with a focus on writing, digital media and communications.
When not immersed in web design work and study, I like to be physically active. I have run half-marathons in Maui, Palm Springs, Vancouver B.C., and Seattle. I am indulging my enthusiasm for Triathlon, long-distance bicycling, and open-water swimming. I’m originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and I lived in San Francisco and New York City for many years. My friends will tell you that I’m intelligent, eclectic, reliable, and pretty darn funny. I’m a professional saxophonist and an active participant in the Seattle jazz scene. Please visit Analog Honking Device for more info.