I am a freelance designer living in Dallas, Texas. I create work based on the
belief that everything deserves to be thoughtfully made with great attention to detail.
I run an Etsy shop called Cover to Cover Creative featuring my minimalistic
prints inspired by picture books and sometimes non-picture books.
I am also the Co-Founder and Designer of Allen Forever, an e-commerce store that
generates an annual scholarship for a college-bound Allen High School senior.
TIMELINE OF NOTEABLE EVENTS IN MY LIFE
BORN IN MESA, ARIZONA
ALONGSIDE MY WOMBMATE, BRIANNA
BECAME A "REAL" BIG SISTER
TO A GIRL NAMED MIKAELA
GREW UP + DID THE WHOLE AWKWARD STAGE
AKA WELL-THEMED BIRTHDAYS (THX MOM), LIVING ROOM CAMPING, BRACES AND OF COURSE, HEADGEAR
MOVED TO ALLEN, TEXAS
BECAUSE ALLEN HAD THE LARGEST HIGH SCHOOL BAND
MARCHED IN THE ROSE BOWL PARADE
IT RAINED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS – WE WORE WHITE BIBBERS....
STARTED DATING A BOY NAMED BRANDON
STILL DATING A BOY NAMED BRANDON
GRADUATED FROM ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL
decided to study business at arkansas... everyone was doing it
WENT HOME + DID A LOT OF THINKING + BECAME A BIG SISTER AGAIN
DECIDED TO FOCUS ON ART AND DESIGN
TRANSFERRED TO WHEATON COLLEGE
REALIZED GRAPHIC DESIGN DIDN'T SUCK #adamstilidie
RECEIVED A FANCY SCHOLARSHIP + BECAME A CLUB PRESIDENT + GOT TWO CAMPUS JOBS + HELPED BRIANNA WIN A COMPETITION $$$
IT WAS A PRETTY GREAT YEAR... HAD MY TWO FAV BOSSES OF ALL TIME AND BRIANNA BOUGHT ME MY FIRST COPY OF ADOBE CS6
COMPLETED MY SENIOR EXHIBITION + GRADUATED FROM WHEATON COLLEGE + CO-FOUNDED ALLEN FOREVER WITH BRIANNA
SUCCESS, SUCCESS, SUCCESS... ALLEN FOREVER EVEN MADE THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER
CREATED AN ETSY SHOP + MOVED TO DALLAS
SOLD MY FIRST POSTER AND STARTED MY FIRST AD AGENCY JOB
MADE FREELANCE DESIGN A FULL-TIME GIG
THE 15-SECOND COMMUTE AIN'T BAD EITHER
TOOK A Graphic designer POSITION DOWNTOWN
FOUND THE BEST HUMMUS AROUND!
For those who wish to know more, here are a few of my favorite things to do:
I love collecting children’s books, playing boardgames, grocery shopping, museum hopping,
traveling (preferably road-tripping), going to music festivals, concerts and plays, watching movies, watching cinematic food docs, watching Jon Snow, Louise Belcher, Marshawn Lynch and Tom Cleary do their thing, spending time with my family and friends (obvi but still),
riding my bike in safe places, making ceramics, problem-solving, event planning, gift buying,
playing swimming pool games, listening to podcasts, (over) listening to Chance the Rapper and Sufjan Stevens, drinking quality drinks, baking pies, roasting beets and spending time with Brandon.