If you've made it this far, you probably already know my name and that I have an interest in design. What you may not know, is that I've also dabbled life sciences—chemistry to be exact. 
In the past, I often had to choose between my interests in science and design. In undergrad, I chose science and obtained a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry. Years later, I pivoted my career focus to design and earned an M.A. in integrated design from The University of Baltimore. Today, I work as an editor for a scientific consulting firm and am a freelance designer.
To those that happen upon this portfolio and are wondering if it can be done, it can.
Design is one of the few disciplines that is a science as well as an art. Effective, meaningful design requires intellectual, rational rigor along with the ability to elicit emotions and beliefs. Thus, designers must balance both the logic and lyricism of humanity every time they design something, a task that requires a singularly mysterious skill.
Debbie Millman
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