I am an active artist and writer, working primarily in mixed media illustration, Adobe Suite, and human interest journalism. I have experience in these areas from personal art projects and exhibits; tattoo and logo design commissions; and my career in freelance journalism for publications such as "Crossroads," "The Mennonite," and "DoveTales" magazines. I am adept at Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
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Art (life drawing, watercolor painting, digital illustration, costume design, infographics, logo, and poster design)
Writing (journalism, short stories, poetry, technical)
Photography (portraiture, weddings, sporting events, urban and rural landscapes)
Computer Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel, Basic HTML coding)
Publication Process (brainstorming content and writing articles, layout design, coordination of publishing, printing, and distribution)
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2012 - 2014
Re-designed newspaper and managed its everyday organization, staff members, etc. Also wrote articles/editorials, illustrated political cartoons, and photographed events.
Link to my newspaper...
Coal River Mountain Watch
2013 - 2013
Compiled and edited stories, photography, and illustrations for a Southern West Virginian non-profit's summer newsletter, as well as contributing work of my own, and working with the publisher on...
2012 - 2012
Designed and laid out majority of yearbook pages, led production, established design standards and style, took event photographs, and wrote content.