With more than a decade of award-winning experience as an Art Director and Graphic Designer, I'm well-versed in my field, but never stop learning and refining my craft. I seek out inspiration and continue to be as excited by design - perhaps more currently than I was 15 years ago as a college freshman. I have worked with a diverse group of business categories, from large corporate entities to nonprofit organizations to startup companies of one.
My designs have appeared in identity packages, newspapers, magazines, annual reports... on product packaging, billboards, buses and vehicles, websites, trade show booths, model home displays... in design annuals, and the list goes on. Additionally, I am able to aid in project management, craft text and play a photographer when needed. I wear as many hats as needed to produce a quality piece.
The idea of "kismet" resonates in my work as I seek to create powerful, yet natural visual destinies for brands, products, concepts and services. With my marketing background, I fully understand the importance of crafting a strategy for consistent and cohesive messaging. Combining beautiful imagery with a solid marketing plan allows my designs to be animated with a sense of kismet... creating destiny in design.
A nonprofit organization, Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) Inc., I co-founded with a life-long friend in 2009 is a great example of my desire to collaborate and create quality communications and experiences. Our nonprofit hosts the annual Get It Dunn 5k & Half Marathon. What started as a dream saw 450 people cross the finish line in 2015 at our 4th annual event. And I don't rest on my laurels. We are planning for bigger and better as we move forward. With the success of our race, we are afforded the opportunity to award thousands of dollars in scholarships, Camperships and needs-based giving. Our nonprofit, I believe, is a great representation of me — a passion for design, desire to give back, and a celebration of the importance of play!
When I'm not designing, I really enjoy exploring the outdoors while snowshoeing, biking, hiking, jogging and camping. I also enjoy yoga (I taught 4-year olds utilizing animal poses,) cooking, taking photos, managing my Netflix cue, discovering new music on Spotify and have recently rediscovered knitting. As I find myself back in WI, after a 10-year stint in Florida, I'm excited to craft warm, woolen mittens that I can actually wear! And yes, I love musicals! In addition to these hobbies, I also am highly involved with a nonprofit I co-founded, Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) Inc., which is the presenter of the annual Get It Dunn 5k & Half Marathon.