There are lots of “About Me” stories I could tell, but my favorite is about me today, right now. Lately, after finishing up a new design it seems to say “I want to get out of this studio, go somewhere new and spread my wings, meet the world head on”! With my good wishes and a loving “bon voyage” I send them on their way to new homes and happy adventures.
It has been said that the power of design can change our hearts, our emotions, and our connection to the world. Knowing that my designs may encourage a smile, a laugh, a memory, or create a sense of place or peacefulness verifies I have been successful doing my job today.
If my designs had to describe themselves they would likely say each is different in little ways. Yet they would all agree many share the same characteristics. Organic and textural, orderly and graphic, whimsical or sophisticated with some working in tandem and some being independent. Lots of designs to choose from here with collaboration always an open door for new and exciting ideas.
If you see a design that strikes your fancy let’s talk about it!
I have followed a winding road that has allowed me creative expression in the fields of surface pattern design, interior design, and visual merchandise design. These experiences have allowed me to do what I love; work with color, balance and form.
My recent experience includes 10 years employed as an in-house designer for a ceramic dish ware manufacturer. This position included creating designs for our custom lines as well as commissioned designs based on our client’s needs. I was also fortunate to work with many talented freelance designers in creating marketable designs for our client base.
Working as freelance surface designer from my home studio I license my designs and accept collaborative projects for various product categories. I understand the process of design development from concept to final product and value the importance of active listening, while being highly committed to meeting deadlines.
Design services I offer include;
- Original artwork
- Excellent sketching and drawing techniques, hand painting and use of mixed media
- Proficient in Photoshop, continuing education in Illustrator
- Produce technical repeat patterns
- Provide color indexing and color palettes
- Create color, layer and channel separations
- Research and develop inspiration boards and mock-ups
- Deliver print ready digital files
- Bachelors Degree in Painting and Printmaking
- Continuing education through The Textile Design Lab, Prancing Pixel and Skillshare
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