I'm a full-time graphic designer for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium with areas of focus in branding, layout design, print production, and photography. My passion at work is designing educational graphics that command attention while telling the important story of animals and their conservation. I also volunteer for various animal conservation organizations including the Lemur Conservation Network, Cheetah Conservation Fund, and the Gorilla Species Survival Plan, in which I create designs for their digital communications and merchandise. In 2022, my work was selected by the Gorilla Species Protection Program to serve as their new official logo.
Aside from my day job and volunteering, I operate a small business called Creative Cottontail and design one-of-a-kind nature-based "artwear" & accessories. Each item in every collection is only made once, the themes of the collections vary, and all themes are based on nature. Occasionally, as a freelancer, I work to find creative solutions for other small businesses. Since 2018, I've worked with several small businesses near and far to create new brands or update existing brands with fresh new concepts.
I earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Bellevue University (2021) and an AAS in Photography from Metropolitan Community College (2013).
When I'm not busy working, I enjoy spending lots of time outdoors with friends, family and our pets, and taking care of our farm in Iowa.