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Bēhance

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Graduate of Salve Regina University with a B.A in Studio Art, concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History. I am a professional, hard-working individual driven to begin a career in the Art and Design industry. I thrive on my experiences, and my employment background has enhanced my written and oral c… Read More
Graduate of Salve Regina University with a B.A in Studio Art, concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History. I am a professional, hard-working individual driven to begin a career in the Art and Design industry. I thrive on my experiences, and my employment background has enhanced my written and oral communication skills when dealing with clientele and the public in general. I approach all assignments with an organized strategy in search of a creative solution. Read Less
Artists and designers relate to their childhood experiences on a more personal and inspirational level than most other individuals. Travels and stories from childhood resonate with artists so deeply they often become the basis for an artists’ entire body of work, but for me, it all began with a book of fairy tale… Read More
Artists and designers relate to their childhood experiences on a more personal and inspirational level than most other individuals. Travels and stories from childhood resonate with artists so deeply they often become the basis for an artists’ entire body of work, but for me, it all began with a book of fairy tales. A small, seemingly insignificant memory that clutches on so tightly it never fails to create a sense of recognition. This collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen lived in a small book finished in an elegant red canvas with gold stitching on the binding. This book was special, and everything about its appearance forced me to keep it separated from the rest of my things. The smell of the thick paper set, the miniscule type, the black and white illustrations, and the silk ribbon intended to bookmark my favorite pages all fascinated me. This little red wonder had such a quiet beauty about it that it became my most prized possession at the age of 10. Owning a book that resonated so deeply with me at such a crucial age sparked an early love for literature and became a stepping stone in my exploration as an artist and designer. Growing into adulthood, I continued to read and explore the world of type and the strong connections between words and images.

I always return to that little red book and contemplate how powerful of a hold its simple, elegant design had on me. It helped me not only appreciate the design of a professionally printed product, but established trends in the design work I strive to create for my viewers today.

The highest value I possess as a designer is the ability to convey a message with visual appeal through simple elements. Design today tends to be overpowering in an attempt to compete on the same fast-paced level as the rest of society and I strive to steer away from the chaotic nature of this type of work. Designing should be refreshingly unique and undistorted. My approach to designing allows for the creation of pieces that are contemporary but spacious enough for the viewer to absorb without feeling overwhelmed. I want to restore good design for our generation that is as refined and conceptual as my little red book of fairy tales.
Art and design that is an escape from a harsh reality is something I also value highly and convey in my own work. I have always considered creating and enjoying art a personal time to think, reflect, and exhale. These are values that have successfully transcended into my current aesthetic. I’ve realized the power of initial intrigue and the ambiguity of negative space. Its affects on the human mind have become most important in my discovery as a designer and what keeps me constantly questioning. I am fascinated with the allure of simpler, cleaner design work and its affects on our consumer-driven society. I want my audience to reconnect with this simplicity, feel an attraction to it, and use similar uncomplicated ideals in other aspects of life. Most importantly, what I hope viewers take from the experiencing my work is a new sense of clarity. Read Less
Member Since: Sep 26, 2012