A Rhode Island School of Design graduate with over thirty years of experience in various design disciplines. Beginning my career at Hallmark as an illustrator, I have remained in the social expressions industry ever since. Areas of expertise include creative/art direction, illustration, surface design, graphic design, logo design and branding, ideation and creative consulting.
I just completed illustrating my first children's book. It was an amazing journey.
Color, nature, pattern, texture, and constant research is my inspiration and motivation. My journals are filled with ideas, clippings, favorite quotes, and sketches. Being creative is an intrinsic need in me...just like breathing. I must create, just like I must breathe.
My wonderful studio is a separate building about ten feet from my back door. It's surrounded by windows that look out over a wooded bluff in our backyard in Colorado. It's a small space that evokes creativity every time I walk through the door. While I'm working, I watch the deer, the birds, the bear, and occasional bobcats wander past. It's amazing!