I love making images.
I have an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA from Syracuse University's Illustration program with summer intensives at New York Studio School, New York Academy of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, and Pyramid Atlantic Paper studio.
I make everything. Drawings, designs, fashion, typography. Videos, poems and sound art. Paintings, ceramics, paper airplanes, cardboard sculptures, wax sculptures, plaster sculptures, sculpy sculptures, wood stuff, dirt stuff. Adobe bricks, soap. Papermaking. Bookbinding. Plus catalogs and diagrams and calligraphy and typography and photography and magazines and important UX work and many many websites and resume bullet points.
I can teach you to draw an enormous anatomically correct head and pin an ancient wasp perfectly through the non-spine. I know all 17 parts of the human brain and have meditated for 300 hours with Indian masters to teach people how we can access them. I've taught people from Uzbekistan and Russia and Thailand about how their tongues work and how to say "It's not just hot, it's boiling!" I've photoshopped hundreds of Sesame puppets and worked in world class museums.
With over 15 years of design, I've worked in editorial, fashion, food, science, health, lifestyle, education, and publishing, and my career is diverse. Specialties include creating and employing unique and authentic visual identity, voice, and brand across multi-platform media and marketing campaigns, creative typography, textile & surface pattern design.
I have a happy marriage of brain hemispheres. My art brain has taught at Moore College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. My design brain does UX, layout, illustrative rendering, logos, web, print production, and writing. I believe in fun plus pragmatic strategy. My strength is brainstorming big with meticulous attention to detail. I am a self-starter, critical thinker and problem solver— a quick learn with tongue and eye for nailing trends.
Positions and clients include Jet Blue, Sesame Workshop, LivinitApp, Polo Ralph Lauren, Mouth Foods, Barnard College, Juliska, Hearst Publications, University of the Arts, Moore College of Art & Design, Fleisher Art Memorial, along with many freelance small business entrepreneurs. I have Awards of Excellence in Illustration from the Connecticut Art Directors Club, the New England AP News Executives Association, the New York City Society of Professional Journalists. Fellowships include the New York Studio School, Sumasil Foundation for Women’s Advancement, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, I-Park Artist Colony, and Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin.