It was most likely the drum set under the Christmas tree at age two that birthed my creative monster. It wouldn't be until I took the first web design class ever offered at my high school that I would capture it. The next chapter drove me west into fields of opportunities — so yea, Iowa. I studied at Iowa State University under the direction of some smart and wonderful people who kicked my ass into shape. Eight years later it's still getting kicked and I wouldn't want it any other way. Any ambitious person probably shares that general feeling.
In 2009 I left the world of ‘working for’ for a world of ‘working with’ and started Frequency Studio, seeking out like minded creative entrepreneurs and businesses that shared similar values. Since then I’ve worked for fortune 500 companies, ad agencies, small design firms and tech start-ups, enjoying the unique set of challenges they bring to the table.
I call myself a 'designer' not to be kitchy, hip or cool, but because my capabilities span beyond simply creating a smaller piece for a larger whole. For designers in the entrepreneurial and digital spaces today, it's more of a requirement that we're able to communicate and work effectively with everyone from a founder to a mobile developer. I am part business person, UX problem solver, front-end developer, graphic designer and dark chocolate consumer. Simply saying 'designer' embraces the collective creativity of those qualities.