My love for graphic design and layout emerged as a child. When I was seven, I went door to door selling books I’d created from my father’s old encyclopedias, most memorably the volume on fish anatomy, in an attempt to raise money for candy.
While earning a degree in English Literature, I became the editor of the university literary magazine, layering images and textures under the prose and poetry, and falling in love with Photoshop.
In 2001 I helped launch URBAN CHATEAU. In addition to the excitement of being an antique dealer, Urban Chateau gave me 10 wonderful years to create logos and color palettes, handmade invitations, catalogs, advertisements, and help guide the artistic design of the website. The ads I created ran in Architectural Digest, Veranda and Elle Décor, as well as many trade and local publications.
During this time, I also specialized in handmade invitations, dinner menus, and other and ephemera, for weddings, birthdays and special events. Many featuring layered paper or small objects like keys and scrolls. I still love to create custom monograms, seating charts, menus, wedding programs and maps.
Since going freelance, I have worked with clients ranging from artist to engineer, from lawyer to floral designer, from pediatrician to rockstar (and one rockstar pediatrician). Each client and business offers something unique. My job is to make sure the client's message is clearly communicated in an engaging and memorable way.