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.
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.