My Creative Journey
All I've ever known is that I want to do something creative for a living. Here's how it's evolved.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: So you just learned project assignments in school were my jam. True. But I also started hustlin' a business when I was in the 8th grade. I started sewing these drawstring backpacks (that could barely hold a pair of flip flops) out of various fabrics. Before I knew it, I was taking orders and making them after school on my mom's sewing machine. I think I have my home ec teacher to thank for encouraging me with this endeavor. She placed my first official order.
HIGH SCHOOL: In high school, I lived in the yearbook room and eventually became one of the head editors my senior year. It's where I first learned InDesign (when it was called Pagemaker!), how to meet deadlines and push through the wee hours of exhaustion, and the book production process.
COLLEGE: I took that love of design that started in yearbook and ended up with a BFA Graphic Design and Interior Design from Abilene Christian University four years later.
AFTER GRADUATION: I began my professional photography career in 2009. I shot weddings for 7 years, and once my second boy came along, I decided to pursue other ventures since weddings are so demanding. I do continue to photograph mamas, newborns, and families to this day, which makes me so completely happy. I opened The Weekend Type in 2013 as a calligraphy studio which has since evolved into a modern design studio drawing from my original love of design work. Within the space I've created here, I'm free to keep learning different skills, and share the ones I've picked up over the years with others.