New York City, Berkeley, CA; and Ishpeming, MI. I recently captured two shows at the Beavercreek Community Theatre: Twelfth Night and Bright Star and one show at the Dayton Theatre Guild called Wednesday's Child — I had so much fun capturing images of everybody involved in those productions! It brings me tremendous joy in being able to capture life raw and intimate as much as I can. When I'm not doing photography or design, I'm often doing advocacy work as a Deaf activist giving presentations to ASL (American Sign Language) classes, or teaching ASL and Deaf culture locally! My most recent project in Deaf advocacy and theatre was being involved with a production called 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and We're Home Alone!  as the Director of ASL at Sinclair Community College in downtown Dayton!

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends (who are always keeping my life interesting), checking out a show at my local theatres, reading books for hours, and staying up to date with the latest technology.

and here's a little on what I'm all about.

Hey there, I'm Kirsten.

I grew up surrounded by creative people. I have a grandmother who can play the piano by ear, talented aunts in writing, interior design, and art, and even my audiologist who diagnosed my hearing loss is a photographer! With these inspiring individuals around me, I knew I wanted a career in the creative industry.

In high school, I discovered graphic design, and it instantly felt like my calling. I worked on branding and print marketing for nonprofit organizations in Ohio. My journey led me to intern at Catapult Creative, to working with Berkeley Repertory Theatre as a graphic design fellow, becoming a creative designer for Marion Technical College, and currently, I'm working at my dream job as a graphic designer at the Dayton Art Institute.

Beyond my professional life, I'm also passionate about photography, particularly theatre, street, and lifestyle photography. The photography universe has granted me many opportunities to travel: throughout the state of Ohio, Washington, D.C.,


I grew up surrounded by creative people, from my piano-playing grandmother to writer, designer, and artist aunts. Even my audiologist is a photographer! Inspired by these creative individuals, I found my passion in graphic design during high school. I've worked with nonprofits in Ohio, interned at Catapult Creative, and had a graphic design fellowship with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Currently, I'm at my dream job as graphic designer for the Dayton Art Institute!

Outside of work, I'm a Deaf activist, teaching ASL and Deaf Culture. My most recent project in Deaf advocacy and theatre was being involved with a production called 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and We're Home Alone! as the Director of ASL at Sinclair Community College in downtown Dayton!

I also love photography, I have a passion for theatre, street and lifestyle photography. I've traveled throughout the U.S. capturing unique moments.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends (who are always keeping my life interesting), reading books for hours, checking out plays at my local theatres, and staying up-to-date with the latest Apple tech. #applenerd

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I love coffee — specifically iced vanilla lattes or iced caramel lattes from local, hometown coffee shops like Ghostlight Coffee, but lately — I’ve been getting back into drinking Matcha. 🍵

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I’m a huge bookworm. You’ll find me sitting somewhere comfy with a cup of tea (or matcha, or coffee) reading a book or reading off of my kindle! Once I start reading, I get hooked in and can't put it down! 

Currently, I'm reading Fourth wing by Rebecca Yarros.

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I love hanging out with my friends.

whether it's grabbing lunch, sharing jokes (theatre, inside friend circle, dad jokes — but especially the 'that’s so-bad-but-really-kinda-really funny'  jokes), having get-togethers, going out for drinks, or enjoying karaoke and local theaters.  💜

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I'm constantly listening to music of all genre when I'm working, at home, or doing bad car karaoke by myself.

I also played percussion with the Centerville Jazz Band and Centerville 'World' Indoor Drumline. So, I'm your typical band nerd at heart. 😉

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