Multi-disciplinary designer and educator creating work that investigates social and cultural systems.
I am interested in how messages and intention relate. I see this pursuit as a specific segment of social design that connects graphic design with the human condition through education, advocacy or activism. I believe the designer’s role is to tangibly present messages that may inspire or enact change.
Furthermore, I am interested in assemblage as a theory and practice within the bounds of graphic design. I have an ongoing project where I explore this research entitled Making Thoughts.
I hold an MFA in Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University. And, I also hold a BA in History, with a minor in Art-Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University.
I currently serve Chicago’s oldest professional design organization as Treasurer for The Society of Typographic Arts.
Making Thoughts is a ongoing research project exploring visual rhetoric and contextual through typographic expression and composition.
“Design for Good” interview in Frank Magazine.