Thanks for visiting! I am an art director with a passion for publication design.

I have been driven to express myself visually as far back as I can remember. It’s no surprise then that I have become a graphic designer, art director and blogger, passionately creating unique design solutions for trade show and healthcare events, and local lifestyle publications.

Equipped with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Kansas, I’ve held a variety of graphic design positions, including graphic designer for Special Sections and Promotions at the Kansas City Star, art director for lifestyle magazine, At Home in the Northland for Townsend Publishing, graphic designer on agricultural pharmaceutical advertising accounts at Bryant, Lahey & Barnes, designing LV Magazine for Leavenworth, Kansas, layout and art direction for Urban Times magazine in Kansas City, Missouri, designing event media for medical industry trade shows and annual meetings at TriStar Publishing, Social Media Manager for the W. 18th St. Fashion Show and most recently as Art Director for KC Magazine and thisiskc.com.

As a result of almost two years as Art Director at KC Magazine and┬áthisiskc.com I’ve added substantial photo shoot production, wardrobe and set styling experience to my repertoire. I see trends as they emerge and assemble the right team to deftly produce photo shoots that tell stories that connect with audiences across print, online and social media.

Looking for a passionate and nuanced storyteller with a design background in media and marketing? If you need branding, marketing collateral, publication layout or art direction, let’s talk. Contact me at hello[at]danadoesdesign.com.