Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, i think, is still the secret of great creative people.
– LEO BURNETT
I have always loved to create. As a child much of my time was spent making art, writing and producing plays and choreographing dances. It was my practical side and fear of becoming a "starving artist" that led me to graphic design. The decision to pursue a degree in this field has been the best decision of my life. I feel most alive when solving a design problem. From research to execution, there is no greater reward for me than working through a new challenge.
Design related facts
I have a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota and am currently enrolled in the online MA in Graphic and Web Design program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I have experience designing for both print and web. I LOVE what I do, and these are a few of the reasons why...
The design process offers a perfect blend of creativity and logic.
When starting a new project, I'm filled with an overwhelming excitement thinking of all the possibilities before me.
Being given the opportunity to not only learn about a variety of topics, but getting paid to do it, is absolutely incredible.
The profound rush of satisfaction that the aha moments bring.
Other random facts
I have never in my life uttered the words, "I'm bored."
I bake amazing chocolate chip cookies, at least this is what people tell me.
I can't whistle. Every time I try I start laughing uncontrollable at how terrible I am at it.
I once, quite unsuccessfully, attempted to learn how to break dance.
"Angie is exactly the kind of designer you want on your team. Not only is she talented and incredibly hard-working, but she has an excellent attitude and inspires everyone to do their best work by consistently bringing her best ideas, feedback and designs to every meeting, brainstorm or presentation. She's always learning and offering new insights, and she always left me feeling assured that her work would deliver. And it did. I enjoyed every minute of working with Angie and will be looking forward to any opportunity to do so again.”
– Colleen Wassel
"Angie joined my team to help with the graphical design components during the final push of a large rebranding project. She immediately jumped in at the deep end during a particularly intense time and remained unfazed even under craziest of deadlines. A fantastic team player, she is a very fast learner, and a great designer too. On a personal level I have really enjoyed working with her, she’s wonderfully enthusiastic and has a tremendous sense of humour. I would have no hesitation recommending her as a valuable asset to any design team.”
– Caroline Dando
"Angie joined the design team at Fluidigm in a very intense time prior to the new brand launch. She jumped in, learned all details and started producing hi-quality work right-a-way. Angie has a valuable combination of listening and following art directions with great design taste, sense of typography and attention to details. She is a team player and combines high professionalism with humor and intelligence, which makes her fantastic to work with."
– Anna Bazarnaya
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