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I am a creative director based in the San Francisco Bay Area with an extensive background in lifestyle publications, branding, and print and digital marketing. I’m a fast but meticulous designer with a clean, sophisticated style and strong organizational skills.

I’ve worked in the world of magazines for nearly 20 years in various creative roles, currently as design director for Via magazine, a AAA member publication serving seven western states with a 2+ million circulation. I am responsible for the creative direction, design, photo retouching, and production of all editions of the print and digital magazine, website, and emails while overseeing a designer and a team of freelancers.

In addition to Via, I contribute creative content for AAA marketing, including house ads, emails, and social media. In my former role at AAA, I also collaborated on branding, built ad campaigns, print collateral, landing pages, and more.

My previous roles at Sunset and Real Simple involved art directing photo shoots, conceptualization, and design execution, along with art directing several SIPs and premium booklets.

In my free time, I blog about my crafting adventures at and write a science-fiction book series.

Let’s work together! Creating visual packages, art direction, web and UX design, email design, and social media. As a journalism major, I also enjoy copyediting and light writing.

You can reach me on LinkedIn.