From the very beginning, I have loved art. I am lucky to have had a mother and grandmother who both painted as a hobby. I have great photos my dad took with his Rollei camera, and I was blessed with outstanding art teachers throughout my years in school. I still have drawings from when I was young, and I am lucky today to have others who like my work well enough to put it into their own collections.
After attending college for graphic design I had many jobs, none art related. But I always kept my foot in the fire, and always found a way to be creative. One day I got lucky when a supervisor I had saw some of my work and put me in charge of creating our corporate Intranet. My love of design had gone full circle and I was in deep. Luckily his belief in me paid off and I was able to succeed not only in the world of the web, but in design too. And now more then ever, almost everything I see becomes an inspiration for my next project.
For the last ten years I have been doing what I love. I have been able to blend my technical graphic arts skills into designing something as small as a postage stamp, to something as large as a highway billboard. I have learned that a one page website is just as important to a client as a 1200 page website is to a large company. My music festival posters have become known nation wide for their creativity and ability to catch the imagination, and I have been lucky to pick up some awards along the way.
More recently I have gotten back into photography. I have had a great time traveling with my camera getting once in a lifetime shots. Some photos are pieces of art while other photos are used to add more dimension to my designs. I have even had the honor of speaking at a number of national conferences on Intranet design, different user groups on my graphic designs, and even local classrooms to inspire students thinking about a career in the arts.
I currently reside in Ephrata Washington, but I am available for jobs big and small, across the nation and around the world
if that's where it takes me.