Hello! I am a graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, and creative generalist.

My digital tools include Photoshop (18 years), Illustrator (15 years), Dreamweaver (8 years), InDesign (4 years), and Animate (the software formerly known as Flash, 4 years). I enjoy geeking out over my digital tools, but I also love the feel of my lovely watercolor brushes and papers, scissors, fabric, glue and double-stick tape!

My interests and skills vary widely – I love watercolor illustration, making things by hand, quilting, sewing, crafting, and coming up with new chocolate creations. And I like to find and use unconventional materials - I once made a mural using detritus from a storm.

I have won awards for things as diverse as photography, desktop publishing, quilting, and wedding dress design.

My design clients have included individuals, businesses large & small, and non-profit organizations. For my small business clients, I love being able to create a unified, professional marketing presence. For individuals, I enjoy working on projects that may be personal and special to them - like wedding invitations or family Christmas cards. And for non-profits, for whom I have done volunteer work, I have enjoyed giving back to the community. I like to make client ideas sparkle and shine, and to see a process through all phases from concept to finished project.

My education includes a year each in Hiroshima, Japan and Paris, France. I have a BA in French Literature and BS in Biological Sciences from University of California, Irvine, plus Certificates of Achievement/Specialization in Graphic Design and Web Design from Orange Coast College.

I hope you enjoy my portfolio. To see more work, including photos, traditional work, and digital paintings, please check out my Instagram page.

 

EDUCATION AND PROFICIENCIES


Digital Media Arts and Design
Graphic Design
Certificate of Achievement
  • Orange Coast College
  • Costa Mesa, California
Computer Information Systems
Web Design
Certificate of Specialization
  • Orange Coast College
  • Costa Mesa, California
B.A. French Literature
  • University of California, Irvine
B.S. Biological Sciences
  • University of California, Irvine
proficiencies
Personal Strengths:
  • Professional, outgoing, personable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Focused on meeting deadlines
  • Excellent writing & English skills
  • Lifelong learner