SELF PROPELLED FLOWER.
I code. I film. I shoot. I edit. I sketch. I paint. I design. I CREATE. I’m a multimedia ninja and visual artist. Mobile and agile, my tools and skill set are ideal for creating beautiful content on-the-go.
Born in Arkansas, raised in Kansas, now residing in Ely, Iowa with my husband, Stefan and two beautiful gremlins, Braylon and Ashlynn. I’ve spent half my life an athlete and professional model. I graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Missouri with emphasis in Communications, Social Psychology, Broadcast Technology and Digital Media. These experiences nurtured my passions and helped ignite that spark that is Verve today. Growing a business is difficult. Growing a business with integrity is even harder and a long process.
I have cultivated 16 years of experience working in collaborative, results-driven, creative environments. My expertise spans strategy to execution. I engage both sides of my brain to take on challenges from both strategic and creative perspectives. I’ve cultivated analytical, managerial, and technical skills on top of my solid foundations in visual design and creativity. To put it simply, I like to figure things out from start to finish and top to bottom, to end up with functional, creative and successful solutions.
VISUAL IDENTITY MATTERS.
Clarity and consistency is key. Visual identity includes your logo, imagery, typography, colors, and creative design. When your visual identity is consistent, well thought out and strategized it will elevate your business.
I have a solid foundation in visual design backed with multiple technical skills which allow me to not only create brands but also guide the marketing strategy.
02. WEB & DIGITAL.
I create websites coded for fast loading and integrated with your visual identity. I possess the tools and skill to create imagery and content as well as execute the content strategy.
I have extensive knowledge of online marketing including search engine optimization. I not only build websites, I can help get it found.
As a multimedia specialist, remaining current on new and advancing forms of media is a must. This means maintaining a working knowledge of social media platforms, video production equipment, editing, illustration and photography software. Over the years, I have also become proficient in multiple analytics and SEM platforms.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT.
Wanna know why I love what I do? It’s for the same reason that I love gardening and growing food in my backyard. I am constantly amazed at how a tiny and fragile seed, when nurtured, can grow into a majestic tree or a plant that then feeds and nurtures other living things. In this complex, fast-paced, hyper-stimulated world this is how I view brand and content creation. As seeds that need to be nurtured. Small things do have the potential to produce great impact.
A MEDITATION ON SELF-LOVE.
The things I create for others come from my understanding of the client’s vision and objective for the work. When I create for myself, it allows me to connect to myself and learn to love everything I create even the work stuff that isn’t for me. It’s self-esteem building and helps combat that perfectionist voice that whispers over my shoulder as I’m working on anything.
I have been creating art in my free time for a really long time with zero intention of letting anyone see it. That just changed. Peep my metamorphosis…