UX Designer, Illustrator and Mobile-First Advocate. I have a penchant for tattoos, technology & travel. Independent thinker. Intelligence seeker. Concert junkie. Museum dweller. Bookworm. Lover of coffee & conversation. Music & art fuel me. #WonderandWander.
This sketchbook is an ode to the self reflection, personal development & growth I’ve had within the past couple years of my life. I experienced many changes, heartbreak, and a whole lot of firsts. Milestones were hit and chambers unlocked. Chapters closed and new ones opened. I wanted to portray the notion of wandering through the darkness, between the lines of oneself to find the light. Holding onto it. Harboring the light within the darkness. I wanted to include personal poetry and song verse excerpts from some of my favorite bands that helped get me through these past couple years. I wanted to expose the reader to my internal struggle and thought process - being one with myself and coming to terms with the person inside my head. The soul I choose to keep. The goodness in me. My lovesong of self. Hand in hand. In a beautiful sort of duality.
I am fascinated with nature, vast landscapes, architecture, grid & geometry lines. Darkness and light. I have experienced many chapters of my life in Chicago, aka The Grid, and I continue to find myself, walk my own path, and wander to personal escapes between the city streets, between the grid lines, off the beaten path, through alleys and unknown spaces to discover that I want something more. Something more free. Something, a new experience, that is solely me. I have always considered myself a bird, a blackbird, a loner of sorts. Wanderer. Curious. Exploring a world all on my own.
I hope this sketchbook helps inspire people to find the strength and power within to keep moving forward, step by step, between the lines for the experience of a lifetime. To feel happiness inside and out - because you have proven to yourself through confidence and inner love, you are worth it. The fact is ... no one is coming to save you, but you can save yourself, if you know which way you are headed. The choices you make dictate the life you lead. Stay gold.
Pianos Become the Teeth @pianosband
Tiny Moving Parts @TinyMovingParts
Touche Amore @ToucheAmore
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