My experience working as a graphic designer ranges from marketing/public relations agencies, to retail stores and non-profits. I currently work as a book designer at Free Spirit Publishing, an educational publisher specializing in Social Emotional Learning, where I can pursue my love of children's books.
I often incorporate traditional art in my design work, including cut paper, watercolor and collage. I love designing patterns and have a passion for surface design.
I received my B.A. in Studio Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. I also have a degree in Electronic Publishing from Hennepin Technical College and am continuing to further my creative education through Continuing Education courses at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (mcad). Recent mcad courses have included Children's Book Illustration, Pattern Design, Digital Illustration, Illustration for Product Design, Painting with a Wacom Tablet, The Analog Pixel and Licensing for Artists.
I live in NE Minneapolis with my husband and our 10 and 6 year old boys, a Cairn Terrier named Waffles, and a dwarf hamster named Ellie.
Please contact me with inquiries about design and illustration projects. Many of my designs are available for licensing.