The best studio dog ever

The best studio dog ever

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Contact, Family, Journal

On easter this year, I lost one my best friends. Nilly was the first dog I’ve raised from a pup, and she went almost everywhere with me. I estimate we walked, ran, swam and hiked atleast 15K miles together over the past 10 years. She was my studio mate, keeping me company while I worked, […]

Eclipse Camp Out

Eclipse Camp Out

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Contact, Events, Social Media, vacation

It was big news this summer…The Solar Eclipse! I had the chance to help Red Barn Communications with a very special event in Oregon at a ranch with 100% totality. We put together a sponsorship brochure, participant flyer, and site map graphic. The event was a success. The photo at the bottom is from the once in […]

designing a conference for top creatives

designing a conference for top creatives

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Contact

I love working with creatives… especially the gurus of creative software. This year, I had the privilege of combining all the CPN.co events into one gigantic conference called Creative Pro Week 2017. Indesign, Pepcon, Photoshop, Illustrator (PSAI), developers summit. We took graphics I developed last year, gave them a fresh new look. There were some serious […]

Good Tech Support = Priceless

Good Tech Support = Priceless

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Contact

Anyone who has had a computer die on them with no warning, knows where I have been for the past 2 weeks… that’s right – in living hell. However, I’m happy to report, that while the backup drive had stopped backing up a week before the hard drive failure, I was able to save everything […]

the face behind the design

the face behind the design

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Contact

The last time I had a professional headshot, I worked for someone, so coming up on my 20th anniversary of full time freelance, I enlisted Suzy Petrucci to capture who I am as a person, and designer in my mid-forties. Her great little studio located in Magnolia was very inviting and her warm and friendly attitude […]

The clients who made this year great…

The clients who made this year great…

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Contact

I am truly blessed to have worked with so many wonderful clients, vendors and colleagues in 2016. Thank you and happy new year! Lets make 2017 fabulous and create beautiful designs.

Powerpoint Pooch

Powerpoint Pooch

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Contact

I have a new little studio buddy. Meet “Griffin” aka Griffey or Little Fin. If you haven’t heard the story of how Griffin came to us, well get ready for your Sales 101 lesson of the day. Our daughter prepared a powerpoint this summer on the benefits and reasons our family needs another dog. Only […]

75 years of educational excellence

75 years of educational excellence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Contact

Here’s a little graphic I created for a local school district’s anniversary.

Accepting “the cloud”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Contact | No Comments

Today I upgraded with Adobe Software to have constant updates to all my graphics software through “the cloud”. I was hesitant to change. I guess I’m saying that I am an old-school designer…. In general I like the way my computer runs and I know the software and consider myself an expert in my field, […]

Online printing… burned again

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Contact | No Comments

I manage a fair amount of printing at my business. It’s really just an extra service I offer. Most jobs start with the design portion and then they don’t know where to go to get it printed, so I can help. I have accounts, relationships and experience with local and online printers so I can […]