I'm a graphic designer and illustrator who loves to make beautiful things for people. Here are some of the things I do:
Draw something just for you
Although my love of typography tugged me toward graphic design, I have been drawing ever since I was given my first box of Crayolas. I've always been an illustrator, even before I knew my alphabet. Although I'm a graphic designer, my interests have expanded into illustration and surface design. Most of my fabric designs are used by small companies in the hand-made product industry. I've also created illustrations for stationery products. Most of my illustrations have become repeat patterns. They can be purchased as fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap on Spoonflower.
Design something for your company
The great thing about being a graphic designer is that you can look at the big picture and then break it up in to informative chunks. It doesn't matter if it's print or digital project, it's the same skill sets. Over the years, I've been involved with branding, logo design, product design, booklets, packaging, web sites and digital learning products. I also have a experience designing for the young, the nerdy, the trendy, the astute professional and more.
Be a smart team player
During my career, I have focused heavily on designing for educationally focused companies and institutions. I like the process of sharing and developing ideas. I have worked on both small and global project with clients, programmers, and content specialist. I think sharing ideas and learning from others is what make a team and a project successful.
Have "Craft Time"
My focus on education is two-sided. I truly enjoy teaching kids about the creative process. I introduce aspects of culture, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and storytelling through various craft projects. I have taught in after school programs and at a local art center. It can be a messy (and loud) job, but someone has to do it.