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I am a New York-based designer and strategist who believes that branding can enact change for a better, queerer tomorrow.

Why queer? Before it was associated with the LGBTQ+ community, ‘queer’ was used to describe any and all sorts of phenomena that differed in some way from what is usual or expected. In terms of branding, experience has taught me that those ideas that seem at-first strange, unconventional, or queer often give birth to the best strategic solutions. After all, branding should celebrate what makes a product or offering unique. 

I have over 10 years experience in design and strategy across many sectors, including nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, start-ups, news publications, and socially-driven businesses across the country.

My work has been recognized by the New York Press Association and the AMCP’s MarCom Awards, and has been featured in Communication Arts magazine and 

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I graduated cum laude, and a Masters degree in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where I graduated valedictorian. To learn more about my professional experience, please review my resume​. 

Brands I've collaborated with:

  • Alan Alda Center

  • AMIT Children

  • Asurety Construction

  • AURA

  • Big Sunday

  • Chelsea Now

  • Clinch River Brewing

  • Culture FX

  • Downtown Express

  • Fidelity Bank

  • Fireball Whisky

  • Firefly Vodka

  • Gay City News

  • Get Out IO

  • Glass Architects

  • Global Citizen Year

  • The Gordon Co.

  • Hardrock Concrete

  • Hyatt Regency

  • Intrepid Banking

  • KIKO Milano

  • Lambda Legal

  • Leslie-Lohman Museum

  • Louisiana Seafood

  • LUBA Insurance

  • Mad Money Consulting

  • Magellan AI

  • Manhattan Express

  • Max Pittion

  • Menlo School

  • Miller Farms

  • NYC Community Media

  • Nonprofit New York

  • RAND Corp

  • Peloton

  • Provincetown Bookshop

  • Provincetown Commons

  • Schnepp’s Media

  • School of Visual Arts

  • The Villager

  • YouTube

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