I'm a graphic designer, artist, and educator based out of Boston, Massachusetts. I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design from UMass Dartmouth. I currently teach at Bunker Hill Community College in Charleston, and freelance for various clients both locally in Massachusetts and internationally through my Etsy shop, Espindola Stationery & Design. Through my freelance work and previous packaging design for the TJX Companies, my designs have been distributed and sold throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
My work has been featured on Minted.com and Society6.com, as well as published in Southern New England Weddings Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and DesignIncubation.com. My research has been presented at Vermont at Vermont College of Fine Arts’ Inter_ Exhibition, as well as at DePaul University in Chicago for Design Incubation’s Design Incubation Colloquium 5.1: DePaul University School of Design Talks in conjunction with Chicago Design Week, 2018.
What I love most about graphic design is the ability to communicate visually. My thesis research explored the different ways in which substrates communicate through designs, both digital and physical, through material semiotics and the ways that we read visual texture. When working with clients, I try to focus on the message that they wish to communicate through their design, emphasizing the ways that people consciously and subconsciously digest visual information.
In the classroom, I try to focus on adapting my approach to resonate with my students on whatever level they might currently be at. My goal in both my creative and educational practices is to communicate messages and ideas in as effective and meaningful a way as possible.
I love working with my hands but I’m a total nerd at heart, so my creative process is a mix of research and play! My design style is something that is constantly growing and changing, depending on what currently inspires me. That being said, I’ve always had a consistent passion for color, pattern, texture, and beautiful typography.
I love getting to know new people and learning about new ideas. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me about yours!