A TN Native, my favorite things are coffee, Mexican food, and the world “y’all.”
I love all things design and teaching. 

Design Services:
Promotional and Branding, Editorial, Social Media Graphics, Motion Graphics, WordPress Development, everything in-between

Current research interests:
Millennials and Gen Z, Popular Culture, Emerging Media, Letterpress

Things I’m in to:
– Podcasts: Gettin’ Curious with Jonathan VanNess, WellRed, Armchair Expert
– TV: HGTV, Parks and Rec, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
– Misc: Shiny things, Shih Tzus, DIY and Home Improvement Projects

Curriculum Vitae


Aug. 2017 - PRESENT

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

Art 331,Visual Thinking; Art 330, Graphic Design; Art 438, Advanced Computer Graphics; Art 432, Portfolio

Aug. 2014 - June 2017

Delta State University
Cleveland, MS

Art 101, Introduction to Art; Art 330, Package Design; Art 327, Digital Illustration; Art 416, Senior Project; Art 220, Typography; Art 329, Motion Graphics; Art 326, Advertising Design; Art 331, Advanced Graphic Design


2008 - PRESENT

Freelance Designer

Worked with various clients for both print and web media; primary focus in visual identity and promotional materials for organizations and individuals. Worked with vendors to fulfill various needs of clients for printed collateral. Notable Clients: The Delta Center for Culture & Learning, Cleveland, MS; Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Linden, TN; Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society

2015 - 2017

Freelance Designer, Cotton Row Creative

Collaborate with CRC on design projects as needed; Logo design and branding for print media and websites and consultation with local organizations regarding re-branding


Content Development Designer, Savant Learning Systems

Developed time-based motion graphics for e-learning content; Edited audio and implemented into modules; Created graphics for data visualization; Designed templates for web-based e-learning modules and led workshops related to content development and design


Lead Graphic Designer, ISU Center for Instruction, Research, and Technology

Design and layout of jobs assigned by the CIRT coordinator including instructional and promotional media; Managed a student design team of 5+ student designers; Tracked supply inventory and submitted purchase requests; Printing and post production including operation of large format printer and in-house production equipment


Dec. 2013

MFA, Indiana State University

Dec. 2007

BFA, The University of Tennessee at Martin



Number Inc.’s, Art of the South, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Group Exhibition, U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts, KY Museum, Bowling Green, KY

Juried Exhibition, LaGrange Museum Southeast Regional, LaGrange, GA


Juried Exhibition, Jack Lunt Memorial Art Exhibition, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

Juried Exhibition, Indiana University East White Water Valley Art Competition, Richmond, IN

Juried Exhibition, Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS

Juried Exhibition, Type and Image, Leland, MS

Juried Exhibition, MS Biennial Exhibition, Greenville, MS

Group Exhibition, Delta Artists Association, Lake Village, AR



Poster Presentation, Combining Culture and Service Learning
UCDA Design Education Summit, Youngstown State University

Poster Presentation, Combining Culture and Service Learning
AIGA Design Educators Conference, Herron School for Art and Design

Motivating Millennials in the Classroom
WKU Student Success Summit


Utilizing Adobe Mobile Apps in the Creative Classroom
KY Art Education Association Annual Conference
Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY

Motivating Millennials in the Creative Classroom
Edna Manley College, Rex Nettleford Arts Conference
Kingston, Jamaica

Guest Lecturer, UT Martin Department of Art
Martin, TN

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