I’veÂ been working as a professional illustrator and surface designer since 1992. IÂ began myÂ career with staff positions in childrenâ€™s apparel in Detroit and Chicago. After becoming an independent creative, I’ve created for theÂ educational, toy, apparel and social expressions markets. MyÂ style is fluid and fun with a bit of nostalgia (vintage illustration isÂ where from I’m most influenced), and lends itself well to a variety of applications. While experienced with gouache and colored pencil, IÂ prefer digital mediums, using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop CS6 for Mac. I’ve worked with someÂ wonderful clients including Peaceable Kingdom, Klutz/Scholastic, Wilton, Gumtoo, Fisher-Price, Harcourt Educational Publishers, Highlights for Children, and HallmarkÂ andÂ was invited to show myÂ work at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts from January until April of 2010. I’veÂ been a member of the Society of Childrenâ€™s Book Writers and Illustrators since 1997, and currently reside in a Chicagoish place with myÂ brainy husband and equally brainy but mischievous boys!