i am a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience based in boston and the new york metro area. i believe design is about creating solutions – and through in-house, studio, freelance, and self-initiated experience i have worked in a variety of industries and mediums to tell stories and solve problems. currently i am the freelance senior designer at monderer design (cambridge, ma); previously, i was a graphic designer at harvard business school.
outside of graphic design, i drink a lot of coffee, make a lot of playlists, read a lot of books, and travel on the cheap as often as i can.
at 14, even before i knew i wanted to be a designer, my mom told me i should think about it. thanks mommy!
where i've worked
Senior Designer, June 2019–Present
Designer, June 2018–June 2019
Lead designer at boutique studio. Creates print, digital, and identity design solutions, including logos & branding, brochures, signage, event collateral, and websites. Works on all projects from ideation stage to final deliverables. Develops small websites. Manages projects & client relationships as well as coordination with vendors and developers.
Harvard Business School
Graphic Designer, March 2016–June 2018
Junior Designer, October 2013–March 2016
Created print pieces such as brochures, posters, and books for departments across campus. Designed websites and worked with developers to bring them to life. Maintained a school-wide photography database. Managed small projects.
Editorial Design Intern, January 2013–March 2013 (last issue)
Responsible for article and listing layout throughout the magazine. Created photoillustrations to accompany editorials.
who i've freelanced for
Mental health & addiction recovery program
New brand: logo, color palette, typography standards, mood boards/style guide for photography and graphics for website (May 2022–in progress)
Social Finance (Boston, MA)
Impact investing firm
Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years, an in-depth white paper and book (July 2016); New Tools to Amplify Impact, an in-depth white paper and book (September 2016); Focusing on Results: How Nonprofits are Using Data to Improve Their Communities, an in-depth white paper and PDF for digital distribution (October 2018).
Step Up International (Boston, MA & Botswana)
Non-profit empowering youth in Botswana
Logo and brand (September 2015); fact sheet (October 2015); Kgale Hill hike t-shirt (February 2016); logo for speaker series initiative Walk a Mile.
Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)
Posters advertising seasonal concerts (2013–2017); flyers and posters advertising the Fine and Performing Arts department
programming (September 2015).
Temple Emeth (Teaneck, NJ)
Annual Book of Remembrance (since 2009); Emeth Teen Community logo (June 2011); Caring Community Committee donation card (May 2014); Cantor's 25th Anniversary Gala identity and invitation (June 2019).
where i learned
College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
BFA in Graphic Design, cum laude
what i can do
Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Fluent in social media and blogging sites (Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, etc.).
Very comfortable with HTML and CSS. Comfortable and improving at front-end PHP/Wordpress development, as well as Divi Visual Builder.
Proficient in Figma and Adobe After Effects.
Comfortable with Adobe XD and Adobe Premiere.
Pretty good at life drawing.
what i know
Je parle français, assez bien pour conversation et plus important, pour regarder des films. De asemenea, învăț limba română dar nu sunt încă foarte bună.
I have a great sense of direction and I adore mass transit systems, which has come in handy in my travels to 20 cities (in 11 countries) abroad, as well as the cities and national parks of the U.S.
I read and watch a lot about cults and high-control groups, and catalogue it at my Cultwatch website.