Art Direction, Design, Illustration & Painting
I am a creative at heart, working as a designer by day and paint with watercolor in my spare time. I love being creative from the ground up and all of my work starts with a pencil in hand. From there it evolves into an idea or vision with the goal to connect and inspire my audience.
Working In Design
As a freelance designer here in Portland, I offer professional design services with specialties that include Graphic Design, Illustration and Interactive/UX design. I have over fifteen years of experience collaborating with local creative agencies as well as working directly with my clients. My client background ranges from working with small startups that need great design on a budget to working with high profile brands with strict brand guidelines. I work with my clients to give their business ideas and projects a fresh and compelling design approach.
Playing in Art
I have always been motivated by art, music and making things. Over the past fifteen years, my focus in the fine arts has grown and evolved. Starting with drawing and sketching the figure, my subject matter became more general when I picked up watercolor. Landscapes, still life and flowers have become most of my choices for subject matter. One of my favorite things to paint are cityscapes with lots of movement and energy.
I love spending time with my family and tend to spend a lot of time chasing my toddler around. We do love to get outside when it is nice, and spend time gardening, camping, hiking, and slacklining. I also dance and enjoy yoga to keep myself active.