Meet Our January Featured Artist #1
Navajo, German & Italian Gal
Born In: Shreveport, LA | Grew Up In: Layton, Utah
Creative Focus: Graphic Design + Lettering
Ya'at'eeh! My name is Becca, and I am the volunteer Graphic Designer for NavajoStrong and the human behind some of the social media posts! I am so excited to be a small part of this team and so moved by the amazing work of NavajoStrong. A few of the main reasons why I wanted to get involved was to, of course, help the Navajo families in need, learn more about my beautiful culture, and to be a part of something incredible. I have been working with NavajoStrong for just under a half year, and it's been a treat to see the non-profit blossom into what it is now. I hope I can meet some of the families one day and get more involved with putting kits together!
Long story, short. I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and moved around the states multiple times, where I eventually ended up in Layton, Utah. Growing up, I was always so particular with my coloring books. Making sure I was staying in the lines and that the colors were as solid as possible! It could be a good or bad thing, but I've always been so particular with anything I produce. I feel like my art is always a work in progress, whether it be textures used, lettering styles, or just overall layout. Whatever it may be, it keeps my art journey exciting.
I currently have family out in Indian Wells, Arizona, just located thirty minutes outside of Holbrook. I grew up in the city, but I'm so grateful I can be there for my family during this difficult time. My heart truly goes out to all of the families who have been affected by COVID-19. We will overcome this and get through this TOGETHER.
Now, moving on to my background and expertise in design. I am a Senior Graphic Designer at Clearlink in Salt Lake City, Utah. My main focus is digital marketing and designing websites for our parent company, SYKES. I studied design at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where I received my BA in Graphic Design and minor in Interactive Media. I currently have 7+ years of professional design experience, including my internships with great companies like Meredith Corporation (Des Moines, Iowa) and 818—a tiny design empire (Des Moines, Iowa). Working in the design field has given me the proper courses and training in typography to construct various marketing materials.
My personal design style is immaculate and simple, but I'm also good at adapting and following other design guidelines, even if the style differs from my own. I always want to make sure I am pushing myself and producing the best work possible, so I'm constantly researching trends and competitor products in the personal care retail industry. I'm also very driven, and I love collaborating with others!
In addition to design, I love running, snowboarding, growing/propagating my abundance of plants, exploring the great outdoors, hand lettering (a little too much), and spoiling my two cats, Stella and Luna!