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About Monique

I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising/Graphic Design in 2005.

In 2010, I received an American In-House Design Award for my 'Buck Stops Here' billboard design. In 2012, I received an American In-House Design Award for my 'Gear Up For Fishing' logo. In 2016 placed first and third place in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas T-Shirt Showdown. In 2022 I won an American In-House Design Award for my 'It Happens' campaign.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021. While being forced to rest after my surgery. I asked my husband to buy me a sketchbook. This rekindled my love for drawing after taking a 17-year hiatus. While I had been creating art off and on over the years, I realized art is my true passion and I've been arting so hard ever since.

The Real

am fun-loving, but with a strong sense of responsibility. For example, I can't relax if my house is dirty. 

I can't sit down for more than 30 minutes at a time unless I'm working or am sick. I'm a "doer." A mover and a shaker, if you will.

I love spending time outside on warm, sunny Texas days. I rarely complain about the heat, mostly because I'm always cold.

 

I'm a huge lover of rock, especially 90's grunge, classic rock, and, shamefully, a few oldies.

Comedies are my favorite genre of movies. I'd rather spend my movie time laughing, rather than crying or watching things blow up. One day I watched Eight Below and the Hills Have Eyes back to back and I was completely traumatized for the rest of the day.

 

Everything I do is always with the best intentions because I believe that you get what you give. I think the key to life is to pursue happiness and pass the joy to others.

 

I am an INFJ, which is one of the rarest personality types. Yep, I’m a diamond in the rough, y’all.

 

I sing in a classic rock band. Some might say that I’m not just a soccer mom, I’m a rocker mom too.

 

I'm a neat freak. I am totally OCPD and overly organized. My closet is arranged in ROYGBIV color order and categorized by type of item. 

 

The cockroach is my arch nemesis, particularly the ones who fly. Although I hate them, I'm too terrified by the thought of approaching them to kill them, so I usually make, I mean politely ask, my husband to do it. 

 

I'm still mildly scared of the dark and so is my son. I tell him there's nothing to be scared of, but we all know that's a lie.

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