“At my previous agency, I always had a crush on Waltz Creative because of all of the great work I saw the team put out.”
What is your role at Waltz?
As a visual designer, I work on everything print and digital, including packaging design, web design, print and digital ads, tradeshow and event design and even HTML coding for things like eBlasts and email signatures. Having done a lot of packaging design at my previous agency, I am able to put my knowledge of compliance requirements and best practices to good use with our food and ag clients.
Tell us about your history and experience.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Communications Design with an emphasis in Visual and Web Design, so I get to put that into practice every day. Seeing that degree directly relate to what I am doing is pretty amazing!
Previously, I worked as an in-house designer at Marich Confectionery in Hollister. Most recently I was a designer at another agency where I worked with a variety of clients, including many in the food and ag space, such as Ocean Mist Farms, Earthbound Farms/Taylor Farms, Latitude 36 and Wholesum Family Farm. That role introduced me to the pace of agency life and taught me how to adapt and manage different types of projects and campaigns simultaneously.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
I have several hobbies and passions, some of which are creative and design-oriented. One of my greatest passions is running an Etsy shop where I make and sell clay jewelry and I love every aspect of it.
Recently, I volunteered for 3 months to assist in teaching children ages 10-13 how to code, that was fun!
Playing competitive pinball is my other great passion. I play in a local league and often spend weekends traveling up and down California competing in tournaments. I’ve become pretty good at it and am now ranked in the top 100 out of the thousands of players in California! I also own, and often fix up, two older machines from the Electromechanical (EM) generation, which are lovingly known as the “classics” era in pinball.
When I’m not making jewelry or playing pinball, I shoot 35mm film on an old Canon ae-1 and collect vinyl records, a hobby I started at 12 years old by taking over my dad’s original collection.
What do you like about working at Waltz Creative?
The team was so welcoming when I started and is always willing to help if I have a question, am new to a client/project, or just need additional insight and a second set of eyes.