Hailing from Carmel, Indiana (declared ‘Best Place to Live in United States’ by CNN Money Magazine), Vanessa made her way to California and attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she studied Advertising and Graphic Design.
She worked at Chiat Day and Godfrey Q before landing at First Person. Throughout her career, she has won a bunch of “boring” awards for her work.
Vanessa grew up drawing, and obsessing over coloring books. She tries to see the world in a unique way, and brings design aesthetic to everything in her life. Her passions are broad, running the gamut from painting, comic book illustration, and cooking, to home organization, and modern classical piano. If she could do anything in the world, it would be to go on a food tour through Europe, starting with breakfast of coffee and croissants in Paris. If you really want to win Vanessa over, bribe her with anything potato: fries, chips, mashed or sweet.