I'm originally from Alabama and spent my high school years in Georgia. I have done a little bit of everything, but my primary educational background is in studio art specializing in photographic imaging.
I attended the University of Georgia (2003, BFA - Studio Art), and spent most of my twenties in Arizona where I attended graduate school at Arizona State University (2008, MFA - Photography). I taught darkroom and digital photography courses at Mesa Community College for three years and was a member of the cooperative gallery Five15 Arts on Phoenix's Roosevelt Row.
I now live near Atlanta, where I am currently a graduate student in the Digital Media Master of Science program at Georgia Tech (expected graduation date is May 2017). My course projects have included developing a prototype to watch television with a wearable computer and designing a digitized guide to select medication.
As an artist, I was always encouraged to self-question and find ways to always improve. So, my recent experiences in this new field has culminated into a challenging, scary, and exciting chapter in my life. My eventual goal is a career in user experience that is adjacent with content strategy and information architecture.
Making my projects satisfying or “nice” is my intention when I create artwork, manage content on a website, or dive deep into interaction design and research.
Other than this website, you can also find me regularly snapping away on Instagram (@misscherise)...