Washington, United States
Last online: 2 months ago
Available to hire

I’m an illustrator and designer from the greater DC area. I started as a fine artist with a love of drawing, print media and painting, but have discovered the fun of translating these mediums into digital design, vector art & illustration. I have experience with a wide variety of materials and styles, and love the process of researching style and carrying that through the design process. Having traveled significantly in my childhood and for work, I have a specific interest and eye for ethnic design, research & production.

My husband, Sam Hakes, and I work as a team combining our skills to not only create still images, but to animate, film and tell stories.

I started in education, working as an art teacher for 3 years before directing a non-profit that developed programs and services for intercultural dialogue, service and exchange. This role included a tremendous amount of strategy, visioning, marketing and communication. I transitioned to working for an international organization that produces films. On this team I have worked as the team graphic designer, which included web design, print design, logo design, branding and movie poster design. On this team I have worked on set as an Assistant Director, wardrobe coordinator, and set designer.


Employment and project experience

Graphic Designer Create International
September 2019-Present

Illustrator & Designer Red Arrow Creative
December 2018-Present

Assistant Director Second Touch Movie
October 2019-November 2019

Graphic Designer Logo Design for Kindling Strategic
February 2019

Producer & Talent Director Long & Foster Realtor Promo Videos
March 2019

Wardrobe & Second AD Adama’s Dream Movie
October 2018-November 2018

Graphic Designer International Friends
August 2011-April 2018

Art Teacher DC Public Schools
July 2010-July2013


Qualifications and education
BA in Fine Art_Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BS in Art Education_Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MA in International Education & Training Programs American University_

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Standard Rate:
$500 per day ($62.5 per hour)

Industry Experience:
Education, Media & Entertainment, Non-Profit Organization, Real Estate & Construction, Travel & Hospitality

Gear & Software Experience:
Adobe Illustrator ( Expert )
Adobe InDesign ( Expert )
Adobe Photoshop ( Expert )
Adobe After Effects ( Expert )
DaVinci Resolve Studio ( Expert )
Adobe Premiere Pro ( Expert )
Affinity Designer ( Expert )
Affinity Publisher ( Expert )
Affinity Photo ( Expert )
WordPress ( Expert )

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