Motion Graphics Design, Design, Video Editing & Production, Art Direction, Concept Building, Storyboarding, Illustration, Stop Motion Animation, and Teaching
I am an Interdisciplinary Artist, Motion Graphics Designer, and Adjunct Professor that enjoys creating experimental art and short films. I have had the opportunity for my work to screen in a variety of film festivals and have been able to create freelance work for various organizations, small businesses, and musicians. I commonly incorporate my passions for the environment, science, spirituality, and mental health into my work. One of my recent pieces is an immersive installation within a Detroit attic that glances into an optimistic environmental future.
In 2017, I received my BFA in Entertainment Arts with a focus in Animation from College for Creative Studies. I work in Detroit as a Motion Graphics Designer for an in-house agency within the Rock Family of Companies. I am also an Adjunct Professor teaching 2D Digital Animation at College for Creative Studies.
I greatly enjoy volunteering, having volunteered for organizations such as: Art Action Experience, verynice, Arts & Scraps, Forgotten Harvest, The Royal Oak Environmental Advisory, Alternatives for Girls, Friends of the Rogue, The Detroit Zoo, Read to Child Inc., Keep Growing Detroit, and UMDF.
I was born in Chicago, IL and grew up around Metro Detroit Michigan. From a young age, I was inspired by my father who is also an Interdisciplinary Artist and my mother who is a Physical Therapist DPT, OMPT. I learned the value of community, motion, and care from their practices. I come from an Italian-American family and grew up with two younger sisters. I am also married to my loving partner of ten years. Together, we home a rescue dog, two rescue cat brothers, an orange betta fish, and many plants. I love frogs, yoga, chocolate covered strawberries, sunflowers, MAPPY, thrifting, backpacking, gardening, graphic novels, biking, and rad tunes. ☮