Growing up on a farm in Minnesota cultivated my love for nature and gave me plenty of space to be creative, explore, and reflect. After settling in San Francisco I became intrigued by the field of graphic design and after eight years of working in marketing communications, I decided to pursue my true passion. As a graphic designer I enjoy listening and observing more than talking and one of my favorite things about my job is diving deep into the subject matter of each project. I believe this approach helps me to generate concepts and designs with a greater level of depth and thoughtfulness. My favorite ways to recharge are being in nature or cooking spicy food for friends and family. I am passionate about doing my part to protect our planet and would especially love to tackle a design challenge around sustainable living.