Just a bit about me

My journey into design was a little bit of an accident. Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian or an actress. Then I figured out there were certain aspects of both that I couldn’t handle. I never wanted to be a designer.

When I was about eight years old, I received my first camera for Christmas. It was my first step into the creative world. I spent the next decade practicing photography, and when I graduated high school, I was certain that I wanted to be a photographer. However, the practical side of me thought I needed to choose another major to complement photography. I attended a small community college after high school, then transferred to Troy University and received my degree in Design, Technology & Industry with a minor in photography.

I have been a graphic designer for over ten years as well as a photographer and business owner. Although UX/UI and Front End Development are new to me, I can incorporate my knowledge as a graphic designer and photographer whether that is working with clients or telling a story with imagery and what I have learned during my apprenticeship with Bloc. I enrolled in Bloc because I was ready to learn something new and finally at a point in my life where I could take the leap. It was a bit of a leap of faith moment because I had no idea what I was getting into, but determined to see it through.