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Carmen Sledge

Graphic Designer & Photographer/Videographer

About Me:

I'm a true believer in living life to its fullest. There are never too many people to meet, too many places to visit and too many adventures to try. I believe that it is better to be okay at many things than the best at just one thing. And, I believe that sometimes you have to fail in order to advance. In the last three years, I've gotten married, bought a house, moved to a new town (hooray Edwardsville), and had two AMAZING children. My cup has runneth over. To say I love my job would be an understatement and I am so thankful for the wonderful team at Cork Tree Creative. 

My Job:

After college at DePaul University I worked as an Account Associate in a downtown Chicago Advertising Agency for a few years. I learned the ins and outs of the business and met many great people along the way. After much thought and many long nights, I took a leap of faith and decided I needed more education in the fine arts to really “round myself out”. I extended my degree in Photography at Columbia College Art School in Chicago.  I’ve been an independent photographer since 2010 and joined the Cork Tree Creative team in 2014. 

Carmen's Bucket List

  • Be an inspiration to my kids
  • Meet the Dali Lama
  • Get a motorhome to travel the country with my hubs and kiddos
  • Stay young (at heart anyway)
  • Keep a healthy dose of humor in my life
  • Get a grand piano (and have a place to put it)