HELLO! I'm an Art Director, Designer, and Co-Founder of an artist co-op. Go for it, ask me anything!
I'm a classically trained graphic designer, turned art director, who has dipped her toes in about as many different artistic practices as humanly possible. Whether it's behind a computer, camera, canvas, or creative crevasse, I'm passionately immersed up to my neck.
After entering the workforce and even in art school, I noticed there was too much emphasis on the set-in-stone specific mediums everyone was practicing. Myself, realizing that I really thrived and enjoyed working in many different proficiencies, had a bit of an awakening as an artist. With the heavy desire to continue my work as a full-time graphic designer, and still allow the openness to take on other projects, our collective Merderhaus was created.
Under the umbrella of an artist co-op house, we provide a portfolio of artists with disciplines in art, graphics, and production. As projects come in, we divide and conquer all requests and required services, based on expertise. Even within our name, we are attempting to break down the traditional agency set-up, blooming on the chaos of wide offerings and collaboration.
A visiting designer at Pacific Northwest College of Art once shared with me, that he turned down a million dollar contract at [insert big soda company here] because of the ethical implications and ambition for creativity beyond money. It's been since then that I strive to give back, mentor, and provide pro-bono as much as possible.
When I'm not working at the studio, my nine-to-five is as an art director, at a tech startup in Chicago's Fulton Market District.
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