Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Graphic Design;
Minor in Public Relations
Chadron State College - Chadron, NE
Associates of Art & Associate of Science
Williston State College - Williston, ND
Advanced Design Education Courses
I knew from a young age that I would become an artist. I would rather be drawing, painting, or cutting and pasting paper rather than spending time in front of a tv. My mom still tells stories of how I used to draw a line down the middle of my coloring sheets and color the left half with my left hand while I filled the other side in with my right.
Unfortunately, as you grow older you start to hear the negatives that come with a career in the creative. I would be told I'd "never make a living" or the infamous "starving artist" phrase. I'd validate my dream career path by finding different jobs that could fall under the "artist" category and show the doubters the amount of income that was in the industry and continued to stay steadfast in pursuing my dream; knowing deep down I could find a way to make it a profitable business.
Here we are 8+ years in the industry, and my passion for art is still the same. I love to turn other peoples visions into reality all while allowing my own vision of making a career out of my art become my reality too.