- Who are your artistic heroes, mentors or influences?
I’m influenced by artists I find on Instagram: Martina Flor, Jessica Hische, Steffi Lynn, Samantha Mash
- What was the most valuable training you received as an artist or designer?
Learning about composition and scale with our creative director vastly improved my work.
- What has been the work you are most proud of? (visually or otherwise)
A logo I made for a college friend’s cooking channel. It was a mix of hand lettering and illustrations with very bold colors.
- How did you find the field of Graphic Recording?
I was at a marketing agency feeling burned out and needing a change. After some online job searching, I found the blog of a RIDG graphic recorder and decided to apply.
- What do you love about Graphic Recording?
Every client and job is different. I’m never bored.
- If you could be a flavor of ice cream, what would it be and why?
Vanilla: classic, and not too flashy.
- What are the biggest challenges about being a Graphic Recorder?
Extracting the relevant info from an unfocused speaker.
- What’s your favorite art supply or creative tool?
My iPad is my best friend.
- What are your strengths as a Graphic Recorder?
Letters. I’m good at creative lettering.
- What is one thing you wish people knew about the process of Graphic Recording?
Graphic recording isn’t about talent. It’s a skill I’m always improving.
- Which Graphic Recorders or Visual Facilitators do you think we need to know about?
Nifty Fox Creative, Idea Ink, The Sketch Effect, Ink Factory
- Do you prefer walkie talkies or carrier pigeons?
Carrier pigeons are far superior.
- What’s the best thing about working for RIDG?
Michelle Royal!! Her energy and ambition are inspiring. Working with her has really changed how I see the world.
- What is the most surprising or memorable client moment you’ve had with RIDG (without naming names)?
That time I showed up to the wrong satellite campus (oops!) Luckily, I was an hour early and not too far away from the correct location.
- How often do you draw or sketchnote outside of work?
Almost never. RIDG is not my primary job. Between that, graphic recording and caring for an infant, I haven’t made a lot of time for myself and drawing.
- What other art or design skills do you practice outside of your work with RIDG?
I do branding and design work for my other job. I also like doing lettering.
- Besides art supplies, what do you need to have with you on a Graphic Recording gig (particular snacks, a playlist, a plushie, a banjo? A plushie named Banjo?)
A breast pump. I have a 6-month old, so I have to pump milk when I’m away from him. It’s loud, heavy and uncomfortable #momlife
- What’s your favorite stage of the Graphic Recording process (blank slate, pre-sketching/concepting, getting to know the client, active listening, being in the flow, driving home?)
Bringing a client’s ideas to life. Once I drew a person holding open a gator’s mouth.
- If you had to live anywhere in the world besides Florida, where would it be?
Mexico City. I love how vibrant it is, and there are So Many Museums.
- Who would win in a fight, Superman or Captain Marvel? Explain your answer.
Superman would beat Captain Marvel because he’s the only one I know.