I began my career designing and illustrating greeting cards for Sunrise Greetings, now a division of Hallmark. While working in the communications department of Virginia Farm Bureau, I played an integral role in planning public relations and media campaigns as well as special events. There, I designed a wide variety of print material including corporate magazines, logos, advertisements, special event promotion, and trade show displays. In total, I have more than eight years of experience in corporate design.
At the end of 2005, I left corporate design when my first daughter was born. Her birth began a marriage of passions in art and education for me. In 2007, I organized a community movement to reopen a neighborhood school that became Virginia’s first charter elementary school, Patrick Henry School of Science and Art. Today, over 300 Richmond City children attend the school that uses the park and working “en plein air” as part of it’s outdoor classroom curriculum.
After my second daughter was born in 2008, I began teaching art classes. And in 2014, added freelance design, illustration and fine art to my schedule.
I am currently a freelance designer, illustrator, artist and art educator in Richmond, Virginia. I am also a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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