FROM THE BEGINNING
From the time I picked up my first crayon, I desired to be an artist. I spent my childhood dancing, drawing, designing holiday items, greeting cards for family members, and creating collages using fashion, travel, and lifestyle magazines. Surrounded by my Sicilian family during Thanksgiving, my Aunt Yolanda asks me what I want for Christmas. My response as a two-year-old was “a thing of paint and a nice doll.” Many years later, frequently reminded by the memory - thanks to my cousins, my response would linger into my career and spark a wild interest in all things related to the Arts. A Thing of Paint also refers to the name of my portfolio work.
DESIGN | PHOTOGRAPHY
After graduating from Mount Ida College in 2007 with a Graphic Design degree, I started my career in publishing(my goal industry) alongside working on freelance projects designing logos and website concepts for small businesses and non-profit organizations. While working with some of the best publishing companies, a recession was growing larger. The impact embraced me into an unknown career path full of unexpected industries plus a journey full of new skills and opportunities while working with a diverse group of teams and management. Over time, I creatively reconstructed my career and continuously connected the dots.
Interest in photography increased while creating print and web projects and editing photographs for clients and small businesses. Fast forward to today, I have a collection of locations including Ischia, Boston, New York City, the Caribbean with more to come plus a few of my favorite things. In 2019, I had the opportunity to photograph two book signing events during the 6th Annual Boston Design Week.
For more than twelve years, I utilized my skills for a variety of industries: ✪ Travel ✪ Marketing ✪ Non-Profit ✪ Real Estate ✪ Law ✪ Fashion ✪ Entertainment. I have had advertisements published in Boston Magazine, Improper Bostonian, The New York Times, Boston Homes, The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, Boston Fashion Week website, Boston.com and NorthEndWaterfront.com.
2020 + BEYOND
"Rolling up your sleeves is the only sure-fire way to become more creative. Like Picasso, always try new things and work within fresh fields." Lesson by Pablo Picasso