My life reads like the classic "small-town kid with big-city aspirations" story, with a few plot twists. I grew up in rural Kansas, developed a passion for creative expression, and ended up going to The University of Kansas to channel that passion into graphic design. I'll be graduating in May 2018 with a degree in Visual Communication. I've had internships that have given me experience in taking client feedback, being a team member, even maintaining a letterpress lab. The variety of my work reflects this multi-disciplinary experience.
My work also reflects my passion for LGBTQ+ advocacy and bringing awareness to identities not typically focused on by mainstream media. My lack of education about the spectrums of gender identity and sexuality led to a long and difficult journey of self-discovery that didn't begin until I started college and didn't reach a satisfactory conclusion until I was a senior at KU. I'm now out as transgender and proud of who I am, and I'm determined to use my career to push the limits of society's preconceived ideas about design and gender.