Giving Voice Digital Magazine

Art Director Work

From the idea stage, through the growth, to the powerful magazine it is today, I have served as the Art Director for Peoria’s community magazine, Giving Voice.

I am honored to bring our student’s stories to life on the page through unique and thoughtful graphic design. These stories matter and I am proud to work with the team connecting the community.

To view all of my magazine designs, check out the Giving Voice archives linked in the button below.


Illustrating for articles brings an added challenge to a piece. Not only does it have to cater to a specific topic, it has to fit a certain theme, message, and layout.

I greatly enjoyed creating this illustration about how to support local businesses. It was the middle of winter during the pandemic, so I took a drive around Peoria to gain inspiration from our countless local shops. 

Since I am also the Art Director for the magazine and was creating the article layout as well, I had a different perspective on how to fit the illustration into the article. I hope to soon mentor other illustrators on the liberties they can take with their own work as Giving Voice moves forward.


I don’t proclaim to be a writer, but I was honored when asked to write a piece describing my work with the Big Picture Initiative and Giving Voice.

I have been with the team since the spring of 2020 and I am continuously amazed by the projects we are able to work on and student’s lives we are able to be a part of.

To read my full article, check out the button below.