Clients

My design philosophy: visualizing stories that matter.

Through my work, at Democracy Collaborative and ThinkProgress I use design to tell stories of progressive organizing, ideas, and policies. By creating visuals that tell striking stories, my work helps elevate marginalized voices.

As a participant in social movements, I’ve used art, design, and development to help organizations grow. I frequently give talks to social justice organizations about using social media and visual storytelling in organizing. Get in contact or read my resume.

About

I believe in the power of design to change people’s lives by communicating ideas honestly, clearly, and telling stories of marginalized voices. I design because it’s important for social movements to have people who can tell stories, visualize messages, and call-to-actions.

Design can change lives. Not only am I passionate about my design work, I also believe design holds fundamental power in how we interact with the world. Everything from exit signs to graffiti on the side of a bus stop.

As a designer, I think about how the urban landscapes communicate ideas, project power, and as a leftist I think about how design also has the power to challenge and interrupt those same oppressive power structures.

Resume

Experiences:

Nov 2016 —Current
The Democracy Collaborative
Digital & Media Associate
Responsibilities included weekend social, graphic design, and website management.

Sept 2014 —Nov 2016
ThinkProgress/Center For American Progress
Digital Journalist
Responsibilities included weekend social, posting on a Tumblr with 150K followers, creating marketing material, visual graphics included: data visualization, custom interactive maps, and shareable content.

February 2012 — Current
Freelance Design
Designer & Web Developer
Graphic design with a focusing on movement building and non-profits.

Jan 2013 — Sept 2014
PC Creative Group
Freelance Web Developer
Responsibilities included design, animation, web design and development. Work helped elect a local Democratic party to the state assembly.

Sept 2013 — Dec 2013
Energy Action Coalition
Online Organizer
Responsibilities included creating info graphics, shareable content, and design material for local youth organizers. Resulting in 7k youth leaders coming across the country for Powershift 2013.

August 2013 — Jan 2013
PC Creative Group
Intern

Responsibilities included design, animation, web design and development. Work helped elect a local Democratic party to the state assembly.

Oct 2012 — Current
Healthcare Is a Human Right – Maryland
Volunteer Media Team & Freelance Design

Responsibilities included creating outreach material, website design, leadership training, community mapping and social media. Organizing progressives leaders around Maryland to organize around single-payer health care, culminating in the largest mobilization for single-payer healthcare in Maryland history.

Skills:

Social Media: Facebook, Chartbeat, Instagram, & Twitter

Community Organizing: Community networking, action planning, logistics, & event organizing.

Education

Frederick Community College: 2009-2012 Major: Digital Media

Awards Won

Won A.I.G.A Blue Ridge Chapter Competition Frederick Community College collaborative design team defeated three other schools in the region including Shepherd University, Kaplan, and Hagerstown Community College.

Activism

healthcare is a human right banner

Designing For

A Better World

I've dedicated my life working on progressive causes from single payer healthcare to worker-run cooperatives. In my spare time, I organize in Washington, DC for stronger local movements. I come from a humble blue collar background which reminds me the costs and what at risk of failure.

My design philosophy is centered around my roots. I have a passion for story telling and lifting up the most marginalized communities. Design gives society the tools to work to work and implement a better vision, let's work on this together.