"I'm a designer, maker,and creative thinker."

 

 

 

Hello! I’m a graphic designer and illustrator specializing in book design. I have a BFA in illustration and graphic design from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I have been a professional designer and maker for over twenty years, and I dedicated fifteen of those years to book design. Over the course of my career as an in-house designer I perfected my technical skills and gained intimate knowledge of the publishing industry. Within that role, I designed and produced the covers and jackets of both nonfiction and fiction trade books including YA and Science Fiction.

Apart from my book design work, I also do occasional custom work for weddings and small businesses. I am proud that my work has been featured on numerous design blogs, including Decor8, Bloesem, Design for Mandkind, and Poppytalk, and it has been published in Uppercasemagazine. 

 I live and work in a little house on a pork-chop-shaped island nestled between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY, with my husband, our two beautiful daughters, and a cat and a Weimaraner who are the same color. I’m also a nature freak who loves animals, organization, and patterns. I am very much inspired by Scandinavian design, folk art, and minimalism. When I get to sneak away from my regular routine I like to spend my time painting with gouache and watercolor and dive into a good book.