My Story Starts in Pittsburgh, PA

At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, I fell in love with graphic design by using layout, typography and illustration to tell the clients story. When I graduated I took my large portfolio out west to Phoenix, Arizona. I paid my dues at a small agency that specialized in Yellow Pages. My position was ‘Finished Artist’; a job that consisted of drawing illustrations in pen & ink, ordering type and ‘pasting it up’ on the ‘finished art board’.

As a result of my experience in the yellow pages business, I landed a graphic design position at U-Haul International. Eventually I worked my way up to being one of their lead designers. My assignments consisted of layout design of advertisements, brochures, posters, logos and the creative input into company annual events.

Today, I work with a variety of clients; either in person, by phone or on Zoom. It is important to me to build a relationship with my clients; listen to their goals and visions, and build the essence of their personalities into their sites, logos and illustrations.