I grew up in a small town in northwest Pennsylvania. I knew from a very young age that art was where it was at for me. I remember cutting, pasting and coloring for hours on end at the enormous desk that my parents bought for me at an auction. I moved to Ohio in 1988 and earned a B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design with a concentration in illustration and a minor in marketing at the University of Dayton.
For several years after graduating from college, I worked as a graphic designer at a forms company and then at a publishing company—jobs that taught me business sense and design basics. Eight years ago, I went solo as a freelancer designing everything from logos to magazines. “Designer” is just one of the many hats I wear these days. In this space you’ll find art “just” for fun. That’s not a just in the literal sense. Who doesn’t need to smile more, laugh harder and worry less? Life is more fun with a bit of whimsy thrown in…
- Born on October 9
- Joined March 31, 2008