Hi! I’m Hadley, but my friends call me Hads. I care about creating visually stunning art and design. I believe the art and design we interact with should be designed to meet whoever's needs - no matter their background, age, or race.
I am currently on Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County's Public Information team where I design for various health programs centered around health equity. Previously, I worked as a production artist at TCA graphics.
I graduated from University of Dayton in 2018 with a major in Graphic Design. Before joining TCA Graphics, I was the lead editor/designer for Orpheus Magazine and a student designer for the UD Marketing and Communications Department, winning several local awards; including 2018 & 2019 Dayton AAF Gold Addys, 2019 Print RDA Awards. I also participate in various design competitions - including but not limited to poster design, beer can design, and pumpkin carving contests.
Along with working downtown, I am proud to be creating and selling paintings in my cozy studio at the Front Street Art Buildings in Dayton, Ohio
My art style can be defined by my process. Before painting something, the design has already been composed first by sketching and then by a digital mockup. I am currently working on several large and small scale paintings at once. I welcome surprising subtleties that could not have been prepared in a digital format. Some of the surprising subtleties happen when I use oil pastels and oil washes. If you asked me why I paint animals or flowers I would say it’s because of their inherent, honest charm. My goal when painting subjective work is to accurately convey personality while incorporating features of their environment, ultimately creating a level of empathy between the viewer and the painting’s subject.
Media: painting, sculpture, alternative photography, and drawing.