I would have hated being an accountant.

Yet there I was as a college freshman, planning to major in accounting. After one day of calculus, I thought, there’s got to be another way, and I dropped it for a drawing studio. That felt like the right path for me back then. Still does.

After beginning my design career specializing in exhibition graphics, I eagerly started my own business just hoping to earn a living on my own terms. I ended up doing that and much more, shutting it down in November 2019 to complete a rewarding but draining 22-year run.

After a period of reevaluation, I pivoted to pursue a type of design that’s more about functional problem-solving than visuals, and discovered a real passion for this type of work in the civic tech space with the great people at Ad Hoc.

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