Graphic Designer and Art Director
Communiqué Creative Design Studio
Professional Member since 2014
What do you aspire to accomplish in your career and why?
At my design studio, Communiqué, I help organizations in the life sciences, biotech, and technology fields turn complex, nuanced ideas into succinct and engaging visuals. I aspire to work with a broad variety of clients ranging from conservation nonprofits to biotech start-up companies. Through my degree and through AWIS, I am able to focus on translating complex concepts from science, technology, and current events into easily digestible visuals for my work.
What is the last book you read?
Lost at Sea—a collection of quirky, colorful, and outrageous vignettes by Jon Ronson. Perpetual Christmas in Alaska, a look inside the mind of the Insane Clown Posse’s fans, robots, aliens . . . needless to say, I was not bored.
What is the first thing you do when you get to the office in the morning, and what is the last thing you do before you leave at night?
In the morning, I check and send emails at home so that when I get into my office, the first two to three hours of my day are spent working on the projects that require the most creative energy. I like to delve into the most “right-brained” activity of the day when my mind is fresh and work on that without interruption. Before I leave at night, I make a quick to-do list for the next day, including what my creative morning task will be. That way, I don’t waste any time in the morning deciding how to structure my day.