My career as a graphic designer began in publishing and quickly evolved as a freelance designer working with ad agencies, small design studios and the nonprofit community. My passion for art and desire to enrich my career lead to working with inspired professionals in the design community and developed practical project management skills that I share in my own business today. With genuine curiosity and a collaborative nature I seek the opportunity to provide what I know best, creative support. It takes many forms and includes equal parts research, planning, brainstorming and production. I embrace the process as much as the design. As an illustrator I rely on similar sensibilities to create my drawings and simple animations. With a penchant for intricate pattern and bold colors I began a project to illustrate an original two chapter story titled Piney Stump. This quickly developed into a seven panel graphic novella that opened the door to my latest creative challenge. I continue to explore the possibilities from my studio on the southwest side of the city where I manage my freelance business and more often than not get distracted by either the vegetable garden or dog walking. It all serves to balance my work and keep the wheels turning.