HOW IT ALL STARTED
As a child I loved drawing Disney characters especially Donald Duck for some reason. I drew all the time and envisioned myself working for Disney one day. By second grade I was recognized by my teachers as the class artist and was always given “special” drawing projects. I also won my first drawing contest with the local Fire Dept.
Ironically, as I got older, I had no desire to be a professional artist and put it aside for a while. Maybe it was because everyone kept telling I should be an artist. In college I studied Music but eventually found my way back to art.
I started taking some drawing jobs for clients while in college after deciding to have a 2nd major in art but concentrating on illustration. I had worked in sales for a major dept store and after graduation applied to their art dept. To my surprise I was hired and that was my launch into graphic design.
Graphic design didn’t necessarily involve a lot of drawing but I learned a lot about the industry and business in general. Only after working for major dept stores, ad agencies, newspapers, etc., did I begin freelancing and have been doing it ever since. I developed a keen knowledge in working directly with and serving my clients that I’m able to enjoy and utilize to this day.
I’m an advanced Photoshop user but work in a variety of programs including Affinity, Clip Studio Paint and Procreate.
When I’m not designing or drawing I’m just spending time with my family or traveling and taking pictures.
I love the beauty of the Northwest, watching clouds on a warm day and a good latte in the mornings.