Who I am I have a painting degree and more than 30 years of experience in print publications, advertising, freelance design and art direction. I'm a painter, illustrator, seamstress, found object artist, gardener, kayaker, and cook. I'm from the great Midwest, where, when you greet someone, you say "hey."
How I work As a publication designer, my style reflects a bold, clean aesthetic. I like to work as part of a team, and I like to work fast. I get inspiration from a brainstorming session or a bucket of words, then go off to create a rapid prototype for client review. Then we refine the design until it's right. As a mixed media artist, I get my inspiration from old books, postcards, love letters and sewing patterns. My work has a voice.
What I make
I've designed for nonprofit,
for-profit, and government sectors, producing everything from interactive kiosks to environmental interpretive signs, newsletters to newspaper spreads. I craft small art work composed of found objects and vintage papers.
My moral compass
I believe in the widest possible development of art and the awareness of beauty so that the aesthetic experience may become
a pervasive reality in the lives of all humans. I believe in the full freedom of expression and civil liberties, throughout all areas of economic, political, and cultural life.