My expertise lies in intelligent illustration and elegant graphic design with focus on brand-identity. My work possesses the warmth and personality of handmade elements and is informed by a proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. I work independently, but make an excellent team player with my easy-going, hard-working nature and my clear, diplomatic communication style.
As an illustrator, I have a penchant for that analog medium of paper, and my signature style involves richly textured, colorful collage. However, I am a versatile artist, and like most commercial creatives I am also adept at Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. While I have made images for a range of industries, including health, food, and the performing arts, my favorite field is the children's market. I am currently illustrating my first picture book for Lee & Low. When I am not picture-making for kids, I am creating images for websites, business presentations, greeting cards, and editorials, to name a few assignments.
My graphic design experience comes into play as I unite illustrations with copy to create clear design for web pages, signage, stationery, and other collateral—including a tent in one assignment. Often I am asked to design or redesign a logo, which will serve as a springboard for that company's whole visual language. Because I take the job from concept through to print, I am adept in production: building mechanicals in InDesign, retouching images in Photoshop, creating mock-ups, and more.