makes me feel
alive & connected.
I work as a visual designer and art director specializing in higher education, nonprofits and small business. My visual art is my way of processing dharma, keeping my imagination vibrant and experimenting with the magic that is inherent in our existence. This site is a mix of my professional and personal work… The stuff that makes me the happiest and most complete.
I work part-time for Research for Action, as well as work regularly with an array of amazing mission-driven entities. My professional experience has ranged from 6+ years as a digitization librarian split between a major design firm and a university, 7+ years as an independent designer, 2 years branding a Chef, and post-baccalaureate training in fine arts. Projects have ranged from comprehensive website design, to branding and identity, collateral for special events, to fundraising campaigns, and beyond.
I have a Master of Library Science degree with extensive training in archives, special collections, image handling, digitization, and management of visual collections. Prior to that, I learned to express myself visually as a contemplative practice while studying at Naropa University for my undergraduate degree. My work is firmly rooted in an ongoing quest for authentic expression and an appreciation for visual culture and public history.
Adam Barley, totally paraphrased: We spend so much time trying to be *something* when we could just be *everything*. Only when we are everything will we have glimpses of being nothing.
I spend my free time painting, hiking, meditating and dancing, with a particular love of the 5Rhythms, a conscious movement practice that interweaves into all of my work and my life. I have 2 beautiful children with my husband of many years and we live in the wooded Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.
And I love rock n roll. Nothing is better than a night out at a good show. Take a peek at who I’ve seen over the years!
Some of the people I’ve worked with
- Bristol Riverside Theater
- California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Caring People Alliance
- Chestnut Hill College
- Drexel University
- Hagley Museum and Library
- Harbage Consulting
- Health Access California
- New Media Solutions
- Rutgers University
- Strive Prep Charter Schools
- Student Diplomacy Corps
- Temple University
- University of Pennsylvania