I am an ambitious, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking creative with a unique and innovative entrepreneurial passion for design. 

I started from nothing but a basic understanding of Photoshop and an open mind to learn new things. 
Beginning as a self-taught artist drawing the cartoons I watched and other things around my house, I drew my way from art school to internship honing my skills. I started from nothing but a basic understanding of Photoshop and an open mind to learn new things. 
Upon deciding to change my college major from Applied Engineering to Media Arts & Technology, I began to structure my collegiate and career experiences to gain a skill set that would take me far in my future endeavors. 
The resulting coursework takes on many forms: story, sound, and motion; digital imagery; human-computer interaction and experience design; web authoring; media animation; media design; media photography; graphics and illustration; social media and society; mobile applications; and information design to name some.
I can proudly say that over 85% of my education comes from my passion for learning more in all my experiences, not alone by the mind-melding lectures in a classroom.
My friends joke and say I am over critical. I don't think I am; I can't help that I want to be proud of everything I do! (I have to, I’m a Slaughter!)

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I'm a passionate, multi-talented creative who never stops learning!
With my 17 years of work experience, I have been fortunate to have held various positions across a range of industries that have allowed me to cultivate a skill set that makes me adaptable to many opportunities. 
My work experience includes: 
✔️ 15 years of experience in the design field covering graphic design (print & digital), web design and development, brand design & strategy, mobile application development, UI design, and more 
✔️ 7 years of marketing experience, including social media marketing, content marketing, digital campaigns, public relations and communications, event coordination, and marketing strategy
✔️ 10 years of customer service experience, covering technical support, call centers, client relations, sales, customer retention, fundraising, receptionists, account management, and others
✔️ 5 years of experience in clerical work including administrative assistance, personal assistance, executive assistance, and project management
✔️ 13 years of experience in the food & beverage industry including serving, host, bartending, banquets, and catering

Branding, Web Design, Content Marketing and Technology are my passions, and I am eager to refine and expand my knowledge and skill-set whenever the opportunity arises. I'm handy with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and can speak HTML & CSS pretty fluently. I also know a bit of PHP, Java, and After Effects, among other things. 
I can take on a project alone from concept to completion, but I also have experience working as part of a team in varying sizes from one to many. The projects I've worked on in my career range from independent freelance work to managed teamwork. 

Some of the things that I am most proud of are: 
▪️ helping small businesses and entrepreneurs build strong brands with cohesive identity systems and create a brand strategy for growth
▪️ designing and developing dynamic websites and blogs that convert readers
▪️ and refining social media practices by helping to produce compelling written, graphic, video, and audio content for online profiles that drive engagement

I believe that it is essential to love doing what you do, and I spend some time doing what I love every day!
My life motto is: "I don't just create, I create me!" because not only am I a "creativepreneur" that strives to build a thriving creative empire, I also strive to create and give the best version of me in so that I do. 
After almost a decade living in East Lansing/Lansing, MI (because I went to Michigan State University), I moved to Houston for a new beginning and was there for 3 years. Now, I'm back living in East Lansing, MI, with my rescue pup Bandit. At the same time, I work on figuring out this thing called life.
Away from the computer, I can usually be found somewhere in the kitchen cooking a good meal or vibing through the streets of Detroit and East Lansing with my small circle of friends, always looking for a great meal and a good time. I occasionally pull out my camera and take a few photos or try to plan a new adventure.

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Now that you know a bit about me, check out my recent work in my portfolio, view my resume, connect with me on LinkedIn or drop me an email below. I am currently looking for career opportunities, preferably remote or work-at-home if you have availability or know of any
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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