Who is She?

Hi, nice to meet you – I'm Michele and I am your creative weapon of choice. I have a unique combination of skills developed as a Visual Information Specialist and skilled IT professional. I have worked in Federal Government, Corporate, and Small Business arenas. In addition to the skills listed, I am an experienced Customer Service Analyst.

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What I believe in

Without fully committing to anything, you're not going to achieve top results.

O1. Commitment
O2. Flexibility

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tony Robbins The brilliance of a creative person is their mental flexibility.

O3. Quality

If you're not going to deliver to the best of your ability, then you're just wasting your time, not to mention everyone else’s .

O4. Dare to be bold

Risk is a part of growth. Dare to be bold, and take that first step.

About me

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Visual Information Specialist
May 1994 - Dec 2011

Assevero, IT Security Intern
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Cogent Communications, Network Engineer

March 2014 - Nov 2014

Verizon, Fiber Customer Service Analyst Nov 2014 - Present

Artist, 1994 - Present


I revel in a creative challenge. I always look for projects that will stretch my abilities, take me out of my comfort zone, and teach me new things.

I have an extensive history in graphic art, web design, art direction, and photography.

My greatest enjoyment comes from learning new things, constantly growing, and testing my abilities.

If you want to know more about me, get in touch.

  • Graphic Design

  • Typography

  • Strategic Planning

  • Writing & Editing

  • Customer Service

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • Photoshop

  • Lightroom

  • Dreamweaver

  • Aftereffects

  • Networking - (Routing/Switching)

  • CCNA

  • Network+

  • Security+

Got a partnership idea, or a project you need help with? Shoot me a line and let's talk.

Let’s talk?