Donna joined Living Local 360 in March 2018, where she has been designing for both our print publications and online products, bringing with her a background in photo and print making/book arts, earning her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2013.
With her experience as an image artist, graphic designer and photographer over the past five years, working for University of Idaho, Celebrate Your Sexy and FastSigns, she is a welcome addition to our creative team.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Donna relocated to Spokane for her additional education at the University of Idaho. She eventually moved to the area and has called Spokane home for the past two years. Her mother is originally from Coeur d’Alene, which is what drew her to the area.
When asked what she enjoys most about her position at Living Local 360, Donna says, “The opportunity to expand my creative skills, learning about places I didn't even know were in my community, [as well as] networking and growing in the community here.”
Donna is active in the local beer scene. She started work in River City Brewing in 2017 and has grown to continue working in breweries, events and other craft beer activities such as ad and label design and additional design needs. She is also a fitness instructor and personal trainer teaching classes like Barre, PiYo, Pound and Spin.
In her free time, you can find her enjoying a cold craft beer, working out, paddle boarding, biking, hiking and other outdoor activities. Donna is also a lover of the local music scene here in Spokane and attends as many shows as she can.
When it comes to Donna’s favorite quote, it takes her back four years ago when she got accepted to a school that took her 22 hours away from home to a place she’d never been and adds that she’s had the best adventures.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King, Jr.