These are pieces published in Ball Bearings Magazine, the student-run magazine at Ball State University. I have been a writer, designer, art director, and lifestyle editor for this publication.The magazine won College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award as the best four-year college magazine during the 2018-19 school year.
Here are some selections from my internship with Greenspring Media in Minneapolis. I packed up my ’03 Civic and darted across the Midwest during the Polar Vortex in February. My Airbnb was less than cozy, making the office my Minnesota home.If you’d like the links to everything I published during my internship, I’d be happy to provide you the link. My editors were so great to allow me to pitch and write to fill my 20-hour workweek. Midwest Home MagazineRead More→
I am always ready to freelance. Let me pitch a story to you. I freelance regularly for Mashable, writing product roundups of 2,000-3,000 words. https://mashable.com/roundup/best-food-processors/ https://mashable.com/roundup/best-travel-shoes-for-women/ Minnesota Monthly gave me the opportunity to write a piece about my hometown for its Ultimate Travel Guide: I freelanced. for the Towne Post Network for a few months and enjoying writing pieces for the Indianapolis community. Here are some of my favorites:
Marketing the Maker Spread There were no good photos for this one, so I was tasked with an illustration. I brainstormed with fellow editors different ideas. I often got suggestions that felt tacky or too hyperbolic. The subjects of the story didn’t do any extreme, forceful marketing, so I wanted to keep it fairly mild but also having contrast between religion and marketing. We Demand Change Cover I directed the art of this cover in collaboration with photographer Stephanie Amador.Read More→
I joined Ball State University’s Ball Bearings Magazine the fall of my freshman year. I began exploring Adobe Illustrator and got hired on as the art director for sophomore year. Now, I use illustration to bring vibrancy and abstract concepts to a publication’s visuals. Here are my favorite illustrations from this outlet of my journalistic experience:
Here are a few of my favorite photos I’ve taken in recent years. Some are on assignment and others are paid portraits and weddings. I shoot with two cameras, a Nikon D3200 (the camera I bought when I was 16) and a Nikon D750. I am working on building up my light kit and currently have a Nikon SB-700 Speedlight.My lenses are:Nikon 50mm f/1.8 (because everyone should have a nifty fifty)Nikon 80-200 f/2.8Sigma 18-35 f/1.8Sigma 10-20 f/4 Wedding Architectural PhotographyRead More→