There's something you should know: I have a day job. I am a senior-level designer and studio director at Abbott Nutrition. My full-time position at Abbott is my number one priority. Therefore, all of my freelance assignments are done in my spare time — evenings and weekends.
So why am I freelancing? It's pretty simple: My creativity cannot be constrained only to a 9-to-5 schedule. Believe me. I have tried. But inspiration never sleeps. (And frankly, my side gigs help fund my relentless desire to vacation in tropical climates and keep my Italian Greyhound, Jake Louise, nicely pampered.)
Rest assured, my clients love my non-conventional hours. Most don't have the luxury of focusing on their own creative needs during typical business hours — and that's where I come in. I am unfazed by late night requests for edits. It just works.
Now for a little background on my experience: I started my post-college career in design as a newspaper paste-up artist turned ad designer. (Fun fact: I still have ninja-like skills with an X-acto knife. And I’m not afraid to use ‘em.) From there I entered the illustrious world of agency work, where I have served key design roles for major jobs on behalf of national brands, such as Food Network, Lowe’s, Bob Evans Restaurants, Sherwin-Williams Paints, Cleveland Clinic, and Susan G. Komen.