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My entire life, I unknowingly prepared to be a designer. Before I knew what a color pallet was, my mother had me coordinating my hues rather than matching them. I didn’t bother with dolls or ponies growing up; my idea of fun was making party invitations and walking the half-mile driveway in my aunt’s red pumps (… Read More
My entire life, I unknowingly prepared to be a designer. Before I knew what a color pallet was, my mother had me coordinating my hues rather than matching them. I didn’t bother with dolls or ponies growing up; my idea of fun was making party invitations and walking the half-mile driveway in my aunt’s red pumps (which were 5 sizes too large) to put my design in the mailbox.

And now I’m addicted to design. It has become more than a hobby – it is a passion. My entire outlook on life was altered from the day I stepped into my first graphics class at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Now, I RSVP “no” to weddings with horribly designed invitations. I recite key shortcuts in my sleep. I rip down any poster I see made with Papyrus. I can’t productively grocery shop – halfway through my trip I forget about my grocery list and start making impulse buys on clever and interesting packaging design – two hours later, I get home with a bag of apples, nine bottles of wine, and whichever cereal has the most intriguing game on the back of the box. I can’t order from a menu until after the design is properly critiqued and I plan my Super Bowl Parties around the commercials.

In December 2012, I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with minors in Advertising and Art History. I have a passion for taking ordinary concepts, tweaking them a bit, and making them fresh and innovative.

I am Elle (pronounced like the letter, spelled like the magazine.) I am a hard-working, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, innovative, fresh, organized, driven, award-winning, descriptive, prepared, inventive, fanatical, original, daring, committed, passionate designer, with a kick-ass thesaurus. Read Less
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