About Me

PERSONAL: I’m a married mother of three daughters, two dogs, a box turtle, fish, and a variety of plants. I’m passionate about helping people, especially my kids. I like to bring color and creativity to everything I do. Our family likes to be outside, play board games, and watch nerdy movies together.

EDUCATION: A 2004 graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design my bachelors degree is in Interior Architecture and Design with a minor in Painting. While at MIAD I discovered how much I like to be hands on, building something, getting painty, or trying out a new media. 

THE BUSINESS: After school I struggled with where to go next and ended up doing light graphic design work.  Almost accidentally I started doing custom painting in homes for friends and family first and then word began to spread. The Designist, LLC was first established in February 2006.

PAINTING: I specialize in custom painting, while using my interior design background to address the whole space.  I love to bring a space to life  with color and design in a way that will enhance the homeowners experience. My goal is to bring the unique and artistic to everyday spaces because even the smallest bathroom can be a work of art.

GRAPHIC DESIGN: I learned the basics of graphic design during my time at MIAD even though that was not my primary focus. After college I did some light design work at a part time job. In 2006, I painted some spaces for BILTRITE Furniture and developed a relationship with them. Since then I have been their primary graphic artist, designing print and digital ads, sales flyers, logos, and more. As my schedule allows I take on smaller design projects including logo design, business info, typographic artwork, etc.

CREATIVITY: With experience in paint, architecture, graphis, set design, photography, and a creativity galore, I’m sure to be able to bring something to your project. Reach out through email or phone and let’s start a discussion.