2013 In Review

It’s always fun to pause for a moment and look back at the past year, the events, the adventures, the struggles, and the accomplishments.

It was an amazing year around here! In reverse chronological order:

I graduated with a degree in graphic design and illustration.

the graduate

I had my Portfolio Show.


I got my first graphic design job, AND I worked at two internships this past summer:

• At the Madison Children’s Museum and for Sapling Events, and

• For an event planner for the UX-Mad, Madison Ruby, Snow*mobile and Design Madison conferences.

madison childrens museum

I spent a little quiet time at my parents’ lake cottage in Door County.


I created my Backyard Creatures illustrations collection.

Backyard Creatures notecards

Please do not print any images of this artwork. It is available for purchase.

In the Spring Semester, I worked on a lot of cool branding projects:

• Branded a diaper delivery business,

Artemis logo

• Branded a weekend adventure camp,

Logo Hike Bike Paddle

• Branded an environmental clean-up event,

Take a Stake in the Lakes Poster

• Branded a farm that makes jams,Summe rKitchen Ad

• Created an infographic and an activity book to go with my butterfly illustrations.

Diecut Butterfly

Butterfly Activity Book

• Reworked, redesigned, and updated all my other portfolio of projects.

Barista Retreat logo

• Redid my portfolio website.

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• I designed a few travel maps on my own, of which I will share more soon.

• I continued to exchange postcards with my sister throughout the year.

• I continued my Thankful Friday posts throughout the year.

• We explored the Discovery World museum in Milwaukee.

• We went to a nearby Oktoberfest with good friends.

• We enjoyed a few trips to the Farmers Market.

• I got to see the butterfly exhibit at our local botanical gardens.

• I found time to stitch up a few bags with my screenprinted fabric swatches.

Lots of new things learned, fun experiences, new people to meet, and adventures to go on. Hope you had a great year too, chock full of fun and adventure. Happy New Year!



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