Who I Am

I currently work from my home studio in Smith Mountain Lake, VA working around my two teenage children and the constant draw of the beautiful scenery. I’m eyeing the smooth “weekday water” in the background even as I type.

Receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in printing technology and production processes from Clemson University (Graphic Communications) was really just the beginning of long, rewarding journey. Since that time, my family has hopped all over the east coast to accommodate my husband’s job, but I’ve had over 19 years experience in the advertising/printing industry up to this point.

Like many eager creative-types tend to do, I traveled around trying out new things including stints as a:

Freelance Graphic Designer – The Early Years
Right brain says: “I love this creative environment”…
Left brain says: “I underestimated my taxes by HOW much?”

Print Production Coordinator for a medium-sized full-service advertising agency
Erwin-Penland Inc, Greenville SC
I discovered how many different ways a final high-res art file can get screwed up in-route to a print vendor.

Graphic Artist for a large plastic food packaging plant
Cryovac W.R. Grace, Duncan SC
I’ve not been that intimate with government-regulated nutritional labels since that glorious time.

Screen Print Artist and Hardworking Sweatshop Grunt
All American Screen Printing, Greenville SC
Someday I will invent an AC unit that can properly cool a facility housing 6 infrared drying units.

Graphic Artist for a small advertising agency
Johnson Meade, Harlingen TX
Sweltering temperatures took this southern girl by surprise, but on a positive note, I did pick up a few Spanish swear words.

Creative Director for a web development and marketing firm
Go Agency, Smith Mountain Lake VA
Fine tuned my skills in both creative design and organizing sunset boat rides.

Feel free to contact me via email or phone and let’s discuss your project.