I like my design like I like my coffee.

I like my design like I like my coffee.

I like my design like I like my coffee.

I like my design like I like my coffee.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting IRL experiences. (As opposed to UX ones.)

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I can talk at-length about: food, music, and astrology.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting IRL experiences. (As opposed to UX ones.)

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I can talk at-length about: food, music, and astrology.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting IRL experiences. (As opposed to UX ones.)

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I can talk at-length about: food, music, and astrology.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting IRL experiences. (As opposed to UX ones.)

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I can talk at-length about: food, music, and astrology.

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Experience

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BigCommerce

Senior Visual Designer

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce. It’s made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigcCommerce, made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce, made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce, made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

February 2017 – Present  •  Austin, Texas
Incandescent Creative

Owner & Designer

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

May 2012 – Present  •  Wherever, Earth

Expertise

Graphic design, web design, brand identity, typography, editorial design, art direction, environmental design. 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design

Texas State University — San Marcos, Texas
Graduated 2011, cum laude

Texas State University — San Marcos, Texas
Graduated 2011, cum laude

My dichotomies are my strengths; I am an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I am an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are
my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative,
and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

(In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.)

In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.

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