I believe I could offer a unique skillset to WGI, I come from a uniquely fine art background but my desire to create will always find itself in the problem-solving side of graphic design. I've gotten to sharpen my illustration and conceptual skills under the incredibly talented Tad Carpenter in Kansas City. I use my background in photography and styling to my advantage when creating or documenting brands. I have had the opportunity to work at three small sized branding and illustration studios in Kansas City that have shown me what I can only imagine is a small piece of what the professional design world has to offer. At those studios I've learned how to work with clients, how to sell a concept to my art director and not only the client, and I've learned the importance of caring about what you make. I believe I offer a unique perspective in the fact that the middle of America is often overlooked in the creative world. I've lived in the middle of a cornfield; I've grown to love middle. It has impacted my visual storytelling, a soft-spoken perspective that has something to say.