Lexy took the scenic route to a design career. Her love of reading and writing led her to pursue an English degree from the University of Dayton, where she also wrote for the campus newspaper. She minored in history but also took as many photography, painting, and pottery classes as she could—early signs of a love of all things art and design.
Lexy took the plunge and finally shifted focus from written to visual communication, earning a BFA in graphic design from the University of Tennessee. There, she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded a University Honors Exhibition Award and the Michael Gardner Scholarship for outstanding senior art major.
Lexy kicked off her design career at the Shelton Group in Knoxville, Tennessee, serving clients ranging from the Knoxville Zoo (now Zoo Knoxville) to the American Institute of Architects. Over the years she gained deep experience in the healthcare, energy, and higher education industries, and worked with clients such as University of Tennessee Medical Center and its Breast Center, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, Campbellsville University, and DeRoyal Industries. During her years at the Shelton Group, she received nine ADDY awards for design.
After six years of agency work, Lexy pursued freelance design work and created materials for clients like Boston Whaler, Scripps Networks, and TVA.
Lexy’s range of experience has brought her expert problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a design toolbox that serve her to this day. She’s the design manager at Dragonfly Editorial, where she leads a team of talented and delightful design professionals. With the support of Dragonfly’s expert writers and editors, they craft exceptional content and communications materials. Her work at Dragonfly has earned eight creative and design awards.
On a personal note, Lexy has recently rediscovered her love of painting. When it’s warm, she’s in the garden or otherwise occupied in the out-of-doors. When it’s not, she’s in the kitchen, reading, or puttering, listening to true crime podcasts. She’s always enjoying time with her family, three dogs, and cat.
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