Hiya. I’m Erin and I’ve been a member of the GDF for quite a few years off and on (but mostly mid 00’s beige & green GDF—the new format is terrific, btw). I have a BA in Graphic Design from [insert private Kansas liberal arts university no one’s heard of here], and I’ve been a full time in-house/evening freelance graphic designer for about 11 years, doing illustration, basic print design and front-end web, with a focus on edu and small midwest non-profits.
Long story short, it was well-meaning work and paid the bills, but nothing that truly pushed me as a designer, so I took a dive and quit my full time gig in January of this year so I could focus on growing myself and my one-woman design business. I’ve been so impressed with the response I’ve had so far, and I look forward to answering questions if I can. Thanks again for your vast knowledge and patience, GDFolks!