Hello! Welcome to my portfolio website. I am a 2016 graphic design graduate who has landed an awesome web development & interactive design career with Shift Interactive here in Des Moines, Iowa. I also enjoy 3D modeling, illustration, brand identity, and more. I’d love to pick up side projects here and there as I can — shoot me a message if you’re interested.

Apart from design, I spend my free time taking care of my plants, trying out new recipes, reading, drinking five cups of coffee, shopping around the farmer’s market, catching up on the latest episode of whatever TV show is my current vice, spending quality time with people I enjoy, and making every day a non-zero day.

What’s a non-zero day? Making sure you don’t let a single day pass without doing something, anything, no matter how seemingly insignificant, towards the goals you have in your life. Write one sentence. Do one pushup. It’s the easiest thing in the world to actually do, but it’s a valuable exercise because it gets us in the habit of doing and thinking about our goals every single day. Once you do that one pushup, you might easily find yourself doing 20. Once you write that sentence, it’s easy to write a whole page. The commitment is small, but it’s just the nudge a lot of us need.

Below are a few samples of my work.

59th Annual ADAI Awards Branding

Illustration work & logo carried across multiple mediums to represent the 59th annual Art Directors… READ MORE

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Shiftivus Survival Snowglobe

The Shiftivus Survival Snowglobe was the 2016 holiday card sent out by Shift Interactive that I was… READ MORE

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New Years BASH

A short-term identity created for the Des Moines Social Club‘s New Year’s Eve BASH: Garden… READ MORE

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Adventure Des Moines

A conceptual illustration piece for a mobile game idea centering around landmarks around Des Moines. The… READ MORE

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Pianeta Ciambella

An identity created for an Italian donut shop during the Fall 2015 semester. Winner of… READ MORE

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Iowa State Biennale

The Iowa State College of Design was invited to participate in a workshop at the… READ MORE

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Sports Publishers Group Branding & Web

Branding and website, designed and developed Summer 2015 at my internship with Shift Interactive. See full… READ MORE

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Leedz Salon Website

Spring & Summer 2015, redesign of http://leedzsalon.com for Leedz Salon in Ames, Iowa.

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Animal Rescue League of Iowa Newsletter

In this project, I was asked to create a two-color newsletter for the Animal Rescue League… READ MORE

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Iowa State Hoops Website

A parallax web publication designed for the Iowa State basketball — Fall 2014. Visit hoops.renaemeines.com to… READ MORE

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Moscow Nuclear Technologies Branding

Corporate identity project for ARTGR 370, Fall 2014. MTEC is a Russian energy company focused… READ MORE

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Glasgöw Designer Succulent Packaging

This project consisted of creating four very different packaging designs. The designs are type-only, illustration,… READ MORE

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Genetic Engineering Posters

This series of posters was based off of the architectural grids found in the Molecular… READ MORE

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Low-Poly Elephant

An exercise in illustrating in a low-poly style, done Summer 2014. Please click on the… READ MORE

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Sci-Fi Movie Poster

This is a poster created to mimic the style of 1950’s sci-fi/horror movie posters. I… READ MORE

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