I am a passionate, fearless DESIGNER and ENTREPRENEUR with an MBA in Marketing.
I enjoy combining my creative and business skills... keeping my hands and mind busy designing, building, and creating.
GRAPHIC DESIGN – I have extensive experience across a wide range of work including branding, marketing, web, and infographics.
OTHER DESIGN WORK – In addition, I practice a variety of design beyond graphics: photography, welding, woodworking, renovating, and textiles... to name a few.
I earned my formal education in design at the College of Design at NC State University. While at NC State, I focused on graphic & product design, obtaining a Bachelor of Art and Design degree ('09). Throughout college and since, I have been a freelance designer for various companies, primarily doing graphic design. Furthering my business & entrepreneurial acumen, I obtained an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School ('17).
In addition to freelance work, much of my branding and marketing work has been with my company, Olly Oxen. I founded this collegiate & lifestyle apparel/accessories company in 2009, during my last semester of undergrad. Olly Oxen has grown significantly and also expanded into a family business when my two older brothers joined as COO and CFO. Now, after eight years of growth under my direction, Olly Oxen is transitioning its business model so that it will no longer be a full-time position for me or my siblings.