Hey, you.

It may be curious to some that I stop to examine scribbles on concrete, collect napkins with monograms, and screenshot random websites for my collection of UI patterns— it all stems from my love of type and ardor for design that has propelled me into my career as creative.

Having lived in São Paulo, Denver, Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, I carry my multicultered and popcorned background close to my heart and hand, weaving various cultural influences throughout my works and inspirations. I find the relationship between psychological theories and the communicative arts intriguing and in need of a face-lift. As messengers, designers hold the key to influencing audiences, and with my work, I hope to inspire change and somehow make a difference within my communities, no matter how big or small.

I am mac-powered designer working across brand identity, visual strategy and systems design. I'm currently a Visual Designer at R/GA with a B.F.A in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

If I'm not in front of my screens, you can find me dancing, stuffing myself at various food trucks, ear-budded at a local coffee shop, or bent over a sidewalk trying to take a photo of a stenciled ad.

If you'd like to chat or meet, feel free to reach out to me and if you have an album or song to share, even better.

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Design Systems
Brand Identity
Motion Media
Product Design
Campaign Design
Package Design
Print/Publication Design

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards
Magazine Silver Crown (2020)
Design Multi-page presentation — First place (“Coding: The Renaissance of Language”) (2020)
Design portfolio — Third place (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)

Michigan State University Society for News Design Awards
Student Designer of the Year — Third place (2019-2020)
Best Design: Magazine of the Year — First place (2019-2020)
Magazine Spread — Honorable mention (“Pay Loans with Limbs”) (2020)

Society for Collegiate Journalists National Competition
General Interest Magazine, Overall excellence — First place, SCAN Magazine (2019 issues)
Infographic — Second Place (“In the Sleep Cycle”) (2019)

Associated Collegiate Press Awards
Informational Graphic — First place (“Pay Loans with Limbs”) (2020)

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards
Feature Page/Spread — First place (“Coding: The Renaissance of Language”(2020)
Infographic — Second place (“Pay Loans with Limbs”) (2020)

Entertainment Page/Spread — Honorable mention (“Filling Your Soul”(2020)

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Regional Awards
Best Student Magazine — Finalist, Staff (SCAN 2019 issues) (2019)
Best Data Visualization — Finalist (“In the Sleep Cycle”(2020)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association 
Photo Illustration — First place (2017)
Video Documentary — Certificate of Merit (2017)
Feature Page Design — Certificate of Merit (2017)
Typography: A Designed Headline — Certificate of Merit (2016)

Beyond the Dot — Savannah College of Art and Design
2D Design — Second place (2019)

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