Layout designer, Typography nerd
and aspiring potter.
I am a professional graphic designer with many years of design experience, focusing on all things branding, typography and editorial layout and publication design. Part German, part Portuguese and living in Canada for the past decade, my design work is as versatile as I am. Having worked closely with both marketing teams and developers in the past, I have a broad understanding of how design can work across different platforms, in both on and offline environments.
My favourite snack is popcorn and I've been pretty obsessed with Frida Kahlo ever since I was 14 and first came across her amazing body of work. I'm a big nerd and love attending local design and typography meetups.
When I'm not busy designing I am usually at the pottery studio, improving my ceramic skills, while listening to podcasts or audiobooks.
Every other term I teach a twelve-week Portfolio Development class to students graduating from the Web and Design program at VanArts. I love collaboratively working with the students, helping them determine their career path, refine their final portfolio, getting their coverletters on point and sharing all my freelance and design knowledge.
I'm available for small speaking engagements, panel discussions, portfolio reviews or mentor sessions, to chat about all things design and freelance.
I work and live in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.