Profile

This is me

I knew from the tender age of four that I wanted to be an artist. The urge to create grew as I grew, from the first crayons I scribbled, to the Canon FTb I picked up as a photography major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts, I have lived my passion for all things artistic by working as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, as well as nurturing a talent for candid portrait and landscape photography. If my innate love of creating is the soul behind my work, then my husband, two kids, and lovable italian greyhounds are the heart.

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Expertise

Digital Illustrations, Cartooning, Logo Design, Infographics, Characters, Composition, Coloring, Photography, and Animation

Experience

2019 - now

Multimedia Designer

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts, and data analysts in order to create enticing multimedia that includes but is not limited to illustrations, animations, and web graphics for international marketing engagements

1999 - 2012

Digital Artist | Animator

  • Lead artist responsible for the planning, work process and high quality delivery of multiple projects with a consistent record of completing projects on time and within budget

  • Performed analysis, design, development and evaluation of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), animations and graphics for instructional web based courseware

Tools

Adobe Animate

iOS Procreate

Adobe Photoshop

Canon EOS 60D

Adobe Illustrator

iPhone 11 Pro

2013 - 2020

Illustrator

  • Collaborate with authors and storyboard developers to create full bleed layouts, characters, props, and background illustrations for lighthearted, fun, and educational children's books and classroom learning materials

1998 - 1999

Production Artist

  • Graphic design, layout and production of DVD interface, packaging, sales support and marketing materials

  • Multimedia authoring of DVD movie play application