2011 BFA Graphic Design The University of Mississippi
2007 HS Diploma DeSoto Central High School
2011 The University of Mississippi Museum graphic design intern
2011 The University of Mississippi graphic design lab monitor
2009 Northwest Mississippi Community College Baptist Student Union graphic designer
2009 Nehemiah Teams team leader, Mindanao Philippines
2008+2009 Northwest Mississippi Community College yearbook editor
2008 Nehemiah Teams media consultant, Mindanao Philippines
2007 DeSoto Central High School co-yearbook editor
Freelance clients include: DeSoto Hills Baptist Church in Southaven, MS, Computer Science
Department at The University of Mississippi, Chick-fil-A in Oxford, MS, The Mississippi Royals
baseball team, Clinique at Dillards in Southaven, MS, numerous private individuals
EXHIBITIONS + ALTERNATE VENUES
2011* BFA Exhibition, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
2011* Oxford Holiday Market, Oxford, MS
2011 Art Crawl, Solo Show, Holli’s Sweet Tooth, Oxford, MS
2011 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, Eugenia Summer Gallery, Columbus, MS
2011 Taylor Farmers’ Market, artist’s booth, Taylor, MS
2010 Art Crawl, Imagination Station, Water Valley, MS
2010 The Big One: Memphis Market, Memphis, TN
2010 SAA Holiday Art Sale, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
2009 Sophomore Exhibition, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, MS
Adobe Photoshop Microsoft Excel Photography
Adobe Illustrator Final Cut Welding
Adobe InDesign Printmaking Pottery
Adobe Dreamweaver Watercolor Illustration
Microsoft Word Sewing Letterpress
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In America, we are constantly trying to find excuses to celebrate. Every birthday, every anniversary, every promotion, we find a way to celebrate. It’s important because, everyone loves to be reminded of the great things happening in life. When we get together with friends we are often able to forget the stressful realities we left at home and enjoy ourselves for a while.
Also, we love to be made to feel special and to make others feel special. Celebrating a birthday or a graduation is telling that person, “We’re glad you’re here”, or “You did a great job!” My mom is the best example of this. She celebrates every good thing that comes her way. Not only does she appreciate the big celebrations and holidays, but she also makes daily celebrations special. As adults, we sometimes forget how to look at the world with a “glass half full” type of view.
My current work is a subtle reminder that there are many things to celebrate, sometimes you just have to look around. As a graphic designer, the bulk of my work, outside of school, includes invitations and event planning. I love being able to help my client take their vision and turn it into something cohesive, and artistically balanced.
I often use cupcakes and doillies in my work. I feel that cupcakes are the perfect way to convey the idea of celebration. They are small, personal cakes that often serve as a “pick-me-up” or an enhancement to any celebration. Doillies are used, most of the time, for special occasions to give your dessert of choice an extra touch of formalness and beauty.
In all of my work, regardless of the medium, I try to incorporate the things I am learning and experimenting with in graphic design. For instance, a lot of my work deals with typography. The different typefaces that Jessica Hische has created have been a major inspiration for me in my work.
I have also experimented with the use of texture in my work, particularly in my print work and my watercolors. Andrew Bannecker is a graphic designer that has majorly influenced my way of thinking about graphic design. He uses mixed media and combines it all on the computer giving his designs a great sense of depth. “Lizzy Makes Cupcakes” is one of the first pieces I have done in which I combined my print work into my design work.
I also look at artists’ blogs daily for inspiration. A few of the blogs I follow are: Design Sponge, Rifle Paper Co., and Share Some Candy.
So, I’m super excited because I’m about to try something new… A friend of mine and I are going vegan, starting tomorrow, as an experiment for 3 months. Who knows, maybe I’ll love it a do it long term! I’m going to be keeping a separate blog sharing all my vegan recipes and experiences. Check it out: Project:Vegan
2 cups white spelt flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup hot water
Whisk ingredients together (dry ingredients first). Roll the dough out on the counter. I used a cup in place of a cookie cutter. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes. Check half way through and rotate the sheet 180 degrees.
Makes about eight.
I got this recipe from a vegan cook book called Babycakes. It’s terrific!
As you can see, I’m working on a layout for the blog. It still has some kinks in it, but I’m working through them. Because I have a lot of things going on today, as I’m sure we all do, I’m just going to give you a brief run down on some things I’ve been looking at today:
These scones make me want to run home and spend the whole night baking
A very cool DIY for the weekend maybe?
And you know I love a good cupcake
Can we talk about how inspired I am right now? I have been dying to do some new linocuts lately… I have tons of new sketches and ideas pertaining to my celebration theme. I stumbled upon this blog today and I’m in love! I will definitely be doing something similar to this:
Which font should I choose?
I’m quite embarrassed and sad that it has been so long since I have shared any of my work with you. I didn’t quit.. I promise! I’m actually making more work than ever. I’m doing a show tonight in Oxford on the square at Holli’s Sweet Tooth from 7-9.
Here are a few of my newer pieces:
Hopefully by thursday I can upload my newest prints.
Also, here are some photos from my BFA forum: