About Me

My creative endeavors began early. I credit my mother for feeding my constant need for art supplies, recyclables, and all things artsy-craftsy. A book fair poster contest in the 6th grade in which I won first prize hinted at the direction of my future career.

In high school I was involved with graphics—including photography, yearbook, school newsletter—and followed that up by earning an A.A. in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Seattle.

As a graphics professional, I've worked in packaging design, book/magazine publishing, early childhood educational materials/curriculum and marketing/branding.

Skills

Print Design, Web Design, Illustration, Children’s Art, Vector Graphics, Infographics, Publications, Marketing, Branding, Logos/Icons, Spot Art, Colorizing, Typography, Photography

Apps

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Acrobat, Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Excel, Vertical Response, Constant Contact

Clients

203k Home Renovations, Aglow International*, American Pacific Mortgage, Concordia Publishing, Creative Teaching Press, Crista Senior Living*, Focus On The Family, Frank Schaffer, Great Start Art, Haven Digital, King’s Schools*, Martingale & Co, McGraw-Hill, Perfection Learning, Preschool Express, Science A-Z, Totline Publications, Warm Beach Camps*, Weyerhaeuser, Wright Group, Zorvi Publishing
(*Clients of Soundview Design)

Books Illustrated

Chipmunk's Lunch, Camping with Gramps, The Hidden Pink Teddy Bear, Trudy and Trixie; Perfection Learning, phonics readers, Here is My Cat; Creative Teaching Press, phonics reader, Learning & Caring About Our Town, Learning & Caring About Our Selves, Learning & Caring About Our World, The Best of Totline Volume 1, The Best of Totline Volume 2, and Play & Learn with Photos; Totline Books, teacher resource books.

Employment

Martingale & Company, 2016-Present | Designer
Crisis Clinic, 2011-2015 | Graphic Designer
Spot Art, 1994-2011 | Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Soundview Design, 2007-2009 | Graphic Designer
University of the Nations, 1986, 1992-1993 | Graphic Designer
Warren Publishing House, 1988-1991 | Graphic Designer
Norpro, 1985 | Production Artist

Education

1984 The Art Institute of Seattle | A.A. Visual Communications
1982 Inglemoor High School | Graphic Arts, Commercial Art, Photography

Classes & Workshops

2013, 2014, 2015 WordCamp Seattle | Wordpress Conference
2008 Everett Community College | HTML/xHTML/CSS, Dreamweaver
2005 University of Washington | Writing & Illustrating Children’s Picturebooks

 

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