When I find something intriguing or necessary to my life I try to understand it enough to repair, before replacing comes to mind. Without a computer or vehicle, I would be stuck quickly, so I've done my fair share of work under both hoods and sympathize with fellow troubleshooters.
In March of 2018, my husband introduced me to cryptocurrencies, specifically mining garlicoin ($GRLC). Leading to alternate blockchains, and NFTs on OpenSea. Witnessing non-fungible tokens unlock tangible financial perpetuity for all intrigues me.
Print & Media Design
Digital 2D and print design is my native play space. Learning new programs helps to keep my skill evolving. I acquired an HP Designjet Z2100 Photo printer in my estate sale travels and am currently in the final repair stage of its refurbishment.
Habatually shooting is my pastime, gamifying the process, while converting images into assets. Pictured, Venus's Eye Trap is a single photograph of overlaid Bromeliad leaves. Seeking reprieve, outside in 2020, I stumbled across this shot while cleaning. I mirrored and duplicated this shot. Playing with diverse hues allowed this piece to take on alternate lives.
Oct 2019 - Continuous
Mining blockchains in 2018 laid foundational knowledge for NFT projects on OpenSea. Assisted in teaching community members in groups and individually. Transitioning this knowledge into NFTs incorporating sound/haptics with time-lapsed videography.
Jan 2012 - Dec 2019
Estate Sales of South Florida brought me to understand value, staging, spatial recognition & refined personal tastes. Assisted with brand division/rebranding when ownership changed hands, twice, as well as everything in-between.
Nov 2012 - April 2014
Graphic Designer for Falkinburg Imagesetting, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Running designs from first client contact, design & approvals, imprinting postage, trimming through to dropping at the post office, when necessary. I enjoyed running my own Xerox Digital Printing Press, learning hiccups from techs, and had an amazing Art Director, Donna.
July 2010 - Nov 2010
Graphic Designer for Tossed Franchise Corporation, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. From sketched concepts, coordinating nationwide
locations, to directing production specifics with the assistance of various on-location printshops and individual store heads.
April 2010 - May 2010
Graphic Designer at Bullion & Metal Brokers, Sunrise, Florida. In my short time here I produced package designs, website landing pages, and modeled jewelry (not my idea).
Jan 2010 - April 2010
Graphic Design Intern at CBS Interactive Sports, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After cutting my teeth on wireframes and resizing logos for brackets, I got to design a series of blog headers and a few different stand banners.
June 2002 - Feb 2007
Front-End Manager & Floral Asst. at Winn-Dixie #272. From having a store director ctrl+alt+del my servers during rush hour, to 4 hurricanes in a row, accompanied by 2 weeks sans power. Includes one of the best days of my life, as well as the day I went home covered head to toe in week-old seafood.
Education & Accomplishments Timeline
2007 - 2010
2006 - 2009
Ohana Luxury Magazine photoshoot for Boxed Lifestyle
+10 photos published
Palm Beach State College
2-20 Property & Casualty Insurance License
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
Palm Beach Community College
Prerequisite & darkroom courses.