I was born and raised in Rugby, North Dakota. I am happily married to Chris Duchsherer and together we share three wonderful & energetic children (Tristan, 2010 - Zoey, 2012 & Talia, 2014).
• Rugby High School - 1998
• Minot State University - 2004
Bachelor of Science degree - Multimedia Studies
WHAT INSPIRES ME?
From a young age, drawing was an outlet for expressing my creativity and imagination. My fascination for drawing allowed me to explore different artists and techniques and I was soon interested in designing advertisements.
The vibrant colors and unique style of ad designs created by different artists became a source of inspiration, which evolved into my passion for all things design and typography. I began to examine objects around me and realized that graphic design was everywhere and could be applied to almost everything.
Graphic design would become my passion to outlet my creativity.
My graphic work is influenced by typography and illustration. Also, having a background in drawing which has also contributed to my graphic design by use of color application and style.
I enjoy graphic design the most when I can add a personal touch to my work which I feel shows the character of a designer and helps convey the message more personally. Drawing regularly, whether it be doodling or working on a two-hour drawing, is important to me as a graphic designer and an artist. Through working hard, I aim to build my repertoire of styles and creativity.
WHAT I CAN DO:
I'm lucky enough to have worked in the graphic design industry for over 5 years professionally as well as over 10 years freelancing by drawing portraits to digitally designing posters and more.
I like to think I have a few "tricks up my sleeve".
With that in mind, below is a partial summary of what I can offer. Take your pick!
I love working with a range from large corporations to small Mom & Pop shops to help them achieve results from the design and implementation that I do. I want them to be proud of their image that they show to their customers!