I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. In 1996, my senior year of high school, I decided to take a printing class at the local career center and thoroughly enjoyed it. That was my first taste of design, running a press and silk screening. But, I decided to go to college with a major in history. During my first two years of school I worked at a small, local print shop collating and eventually running the folder and cutter. Two years later I decided I wanted to pursue a career within the printing industry, and moved to Powell, WY to attend Northwest College, where I received an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts in 2000. A year later I was assisting in the prepress department at Yellowstone Printing in Cody, Wyoming, which led to helping in the design, estimating, bindery, and delivery departments. In 2002, I moved to Apache Junction, Arizona and got a job running a single color Itek press in Mesa. After a few months I was moved into the design and prepress department. As time went on, my duties came to include large format, producing stickers, signs and banners. In 2008, my husband and I moved back to Montana and I started working at FedEx Office. Less than a year later, I got a job at AlphaGraphics as a sales assistant and eventually became a sales representative. During that time, I missed design and thought about ways I could work from home, especially after my son, Ivan, was born in 2013. In the spring of 2015, I left my sales job to stay home with my son. After dreaming about it for awhile, I began my design business out of my home, working by referral with some local companies and friends.
I love being creative and helping others attain their goals through the design of their projects. I believe working with clients and meeting face to face strenghtens that relationship and getting to know clients rather than just having a business relationship helps me better understand what will work for their design to reach their goal.
I am thankful for the twenty years in which I have learned so many various aspects in the printing industry, and that now I get to pursue my passion to be creative and help others.