I recently received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University (NIU). I previously received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago. While at Columbia, I studied studio art and arts management. With this degree, I was able to study a variety of art disciplines including product design, interior architecture and graphic design, which became my favorite area of study. However, as my final semester began, changing my major to graphic design did not seem feasible. My passion for design led to my return to school and the pursuit of a degree in graphic design from NIU. As a designer, I try to step away from the computer as much as possible. One of my favorite ways to do this is by creating hand-generated typography and incorporating hand-painted elements into my designs. When not creating, you can find me baking, exploring the great outdoors or tending to my many houseplants.