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about ME

I'm a visual and UX designer based in Buffalo, New York. I have over six years of experience working as a designer in Western New York and the Netherlands. With a background in fine art and advertising, my strength lies in illustration, typography, websites and app design. My journey began working at an advertising agency as an art director followed by a transition into the world of UX/UI design. Today, I'm a User Experience Designer for M&T Bank and a freelance Senior Designer for Blink Worldwide.


finding myself

The beginning

Only through art, I am emotionally engaged, I feel safe and I don't have to conceal my imperfections and vulnerability. Being artistic has allowed me to open up and to fully embrace my individuality. I grew up studying and developing a strong fascination for Romanticism, Baroque and Rococo Art. I never imagined that I would take the path of a designer until I was introduced to Dadaism. Dada expanded my imagination and inspired me to become experimental. My exposure to collage techniques and typography led to my exploration and journey into the world of graphic design. Taking in and adhering to design principles, practices and notions enhanced my writing capabilities, challenged my thought process and helped me discover my voice as a visual storyteller. Art and design have both served as a platform for me to express to the world the things that are most valuable to me.