The next time you find yourself at a museum or an art gallery, make sure to find a mosaic. The best mosaics are vast and glorious, creating images of expanse and scope. Once you get a whiff of the big picture, step up at as close as the annoying guards will let you. Take a look at every single piece, each square or broken shape. See how little it is, how insignificant it might appear to be. That piece might have been in the trash or a discard from another project. In some instances, it is a complete failure.
Yet, it finds a new home, a place in something broader. All those little pieces add up and create something bigger and better and more meaningful.
I’ll stop with extending that to a metaphor on life, but I’m sure you get the point. This digital portfolio is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a taste of the work I’ve done in various places and spaces. More so, each piece is a story.
Currently, I work as a print designer for the Washington Post. In addition to the Post, I worked as a page designer/copy editor for newspapers in Texas and California. In my late-20s sojourn out of journalism, I served as editor for several publications in the non-profit sector, guiding the re-imagination process for all of them.
A Southern California native who headed east (strangely, there are more of us than you might imagine), I’m a proud resident of the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. In my spare time, I search for the perfect cup of coffee and try to crack the mystery of the Marfa Lights.