LOOKING BACK 18 YEARS LATER
I 2006 I began my undergraduate career in art, design, and music. I often tell people I am too artistic to function, and it’s true. My only saving grace was my studies in vocal and instrumental music. A decade of violin disciplined my right and left brain enough that I could expand my reach to the analytical realms of development. It took me years to figure out why these two industries couldn’t communicate, they are of two minds. I am of two minds.
In 2011 my career I career as the only Designer for the fortune 500 international commodities trading company, INTL FCStone. Immediately working with International brokers organizing trade shows, website, branding, and compliance, and maintaining web assets.
I transitioned to print and then digital advertising at the Newspaper Giant, Gannett. Our small team of misfits revolutionized the Newspaper experience from print to what it is today. We built custom website templates for all newspaper subsidiaries that introduced a new form of digital advertising, metrics, and pixel integration.
This transition saved the newspaper industry. From here I discovered my passion for web design and development and moved to the web design agency, Webspec. This springboarded my career into brand management, where I established an international brand presence for a local manufacturer.
In 2020, after the pandemic hit I asked myself a difficult question, “what do I want my career to be?”
After working for two inspirational Entrepreneurs I realized that I wanted creative freedom, success, and the ability to work with a variety of businesses and challenges. I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I opened Des Moines Creative in 2021, a woman owned businesses.
The talent I’ve worked beside now expands the nation. From my contacts at Google, GoDaddy, Agencies, and Entreprenuers. Only I can pull together such broad talent, and together we will build something amazing. Something creative. In September 2021 Des Moines Creative was ranked a toop 10 Digital Design Agency. In September we joined the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.