“I am the Art Director at Navigate. In addition to designing for print and web, I also organize write a lot of content, which means taking information and distilling it into its clearest form. I have been a designer for over 10 years, and an artist all my life. I worked at a large church for 8 years, which gave me a lot of experience in design, illustration, project management and organization. I love to make pretty things, but I also really like lists. It’s a weird combination, but it works!
“My favorite thing about working at Navigate is our team. As an artist, I love to create, but I am most passionate about people. I love to collaborate, brainstorm, and work together, whether it’s with our team, or with clients. When I’m not working at Navigate, I am hanging out with my family, reading a book, or binge watching a Netflix show.”
Family or background: I grew up in the metro Detroit area, and I have one brother and one sister. I live in Holland with my husband, Matt, and by two boys, Aaron (6) and Oliver (4).
Education: I attended Hope College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature and Fine Art (concentration in sculpture) but discovered how much I loved graphic design as a senior.
What’s your favorite movie quote? “Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash. But I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie.” -When Harry Met Sally
What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had? I haven’t had very many unusual jobs, but maybe just slicing meats and cheeses at a grocery store deli when I was 15.
Who is your alter ego? I think these three sum me up pretty well: Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), Kate Baker (Cheaper by the Dozen) and Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
What are three things you enjoy doing in your spare time? Reading, watching TV/movies and sitting by the campfire with our neighbs
Favorite beverage? Lemonade
Worst movie of all time? Not sure about “of all time” but the one I was most recently super disappointed in is The Secret Life of Pets.
Favorite book? The Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite spot you’ve travelled to? The Dominican Republic, Austria, Spain
Toilet paper over or under? Guys. Over. It’s always, always over.