Designer and Creative Marketer
AW designs has been around since 2018 providing high-quality graphic design and marketing services to individuals, organizations, and businesses. What started as a side-gig passion project has turned into my full-time job, and I'm loving it!
I bring to your organization over 12 years of experience in communications, graphic design, event promotion, fundraising and development, media relations, website design, and social media. I started my career in metro D.C. at nonprofit arts organizations, which eventually lead to opportunities with business associations working alongside countless small businesses to help promote their products and services. The community and advocacy work at one association shifted me into a position with a human services nonprofit focused on community impact. I love nonprofit work because you make a difference in the lives of individuals and the entire community. So, while leaving the nonprofit industry to grow AW designs was a tough decision, I know we will create a greater impact across a variety of communities by working together (read more about my "why" below).
Oh, and if you're the type interested in educational background, I graduated with my B.A. in Communications from Hope College (Holland, Mich.) with double-minor in English and Studio Art. I received my M.S. in Organizational Development & Leadership with a focus in Communications from Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, Penn.).
I aim to help create communities that are filled with opportunities and a sense of belonging for all. Communities thrive when its citizens have equitable access to information and resources. That's why I serve the marketing needs of nonprofits, small businesses, and political campaigns.
Mom-and-pop shops are the backbone of our community. When entrepreneurs and local businesses succeed, our economy flourishes--shaping our town's character while creating more jobs and opportunities.
Nonprofits empower and uplift individuals and families by fulfilling the greatest needs of our community. When organizations have the resources to service their mission, quality of life for our neighbors improves.
Who we elect as leaders in our community impacts our lives daily, even when we don't realize it. The democratic process is central to our American values--it's vital we become active participants who vote for leaders that represent our needs and ideas.
This all contributes to a more prosperous, more diverse, and more equitable community. This vision for our society is what drives me to create.
So, that's my why. ✨ Will you join me?