My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was raised in an old-fashioned way—my parents didn’t put a lot of pressure on me to figure out what I was going to do for a career because it was assumed I would just get married and have kids.
After graduating from high school, I didn’t have any guidance on what to do next, so I took a gap year to figure it out.
Attended community college at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California—I was originally a nutrition major, but in my second year I changed my major to fine arts.
I was introduced to graphic design after taking a design and composition class and I realized that was the subject that I was truly interested in.
Transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where I earned my bachelor’s degree in graphic design and computer graphics.
After graduating from UCLA, I decided to take a web design course at the ArtCenter College of Design and get involved in the technological side of design.
I worked as a web designer for various companies before getting the opportunity to become a co-founder and art director for a fashion apparel company.
I now run my own brand design and marketing company, in addition to being the creative arts director for the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
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