Did you choose print or did print choose you?
Print found me. I had met with a company for an informational interview set up by a family friend and the next thing I knew I was their graphic designer. I started in prepress and over the years have moved into my current position and could not be more pleased with the experience this world has brought to me and the pieces I have been able to create because of it.
How do you establish credibility with colleagues, clients and bosses?
I believe establishing credibility varies depending on the situation. With my bosses, it was my dedication, drive, organizational skills, and desire to be a part of a company in more than the “I am showing up today” kind of way. I wanted a place to belong to and be a part of. Somewhere I could be valued and important to their day-to-day. Show I am someone they could trust and rely on. With clients, I want to make their lives easier, and I think that shows through my responsiveness, ingenuity, and creativity with their projects. I try to anticipate and provide what they need before they know they need it and be overly communicative, so they know “we got this” every time.
In 50 words or less tell us your mission for elevating Print this year.
I want print to hit that next level and I hope to be a part of that movement. My mission is to find ways to bring print into projects, despite our continuous move to a virtual world. Print is not dead and despite some beliefs on that, experiencing print firsthand can really change an overall consumer experience. I want print to invoke feelings and unexpected ones at that.