Grabbing a black marker, Adri drew a pen and ink style sketch. As she dashed out the door, she handed the sketch to her Mom, never giving it another thought.
What a surprise when the final article arrived. There was Adri’s drawing, big as life – in a magazine!”
While developing her flowing pen and ink drawings during high school, Adri illustrated many school newspaper covers. Fellow students loved her art so much that she was even offered money for her Narnia-inspired drawings that she created in class!
Loving to Learn... Ever Curious
Art & Communications
Subsequently, she earned an M.A. in Communications/Journalism from Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois. The program featured communications theory, screen writing, creative writing, and media studies (which took place in England and Holland to compare media systems). Adri’s thesis focused on cross-cultural re-entry.
– digital and darkroom photography,
– Adobe Photoshop,
– and studio photography.
In 2014, Adri took the Digital II photography course, and was thrilled to receive 90%.
Strategy & Creativity
Display Designer & Merchandiser
For over seven years, Adri was a display designer and visual merchandiser for a bookstore company with multiple locations. She was responsible for creating strategic designs for seasonal in-store and window displays and large-scale sale events.
Visual Storytelling in Retail
Stylist & Contributing Editor
Getting to work behind the scenes at Scrapbooking & Cards Today (SCT) Magazine – styling pages and working on photo shoots as a Contributing Design Editor was a thrill.
How exciting…visualizing the scene, bringing it to life, hearing the “click” of the camera, viewing the the result… if not right, repeat until perfect!
“Why do signs always have to rectangular? What if they stand out better if they are round?”
Event Design & Management
“Why do signs always have to be rectangular? What if they stand out against modern decor better if they are round?
The result? A positive customer experience. Attendees feel welcome, cared for, and able to absorb what they are learning.