"I'm a designer, maker, creative thinker, and mother."
Hello! I'm a graphic designer specializing in book design. I have a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For over 20 years I’ve been designing and making, 16 of those years has been dedicated to book design. In 2006 I started my design and lifestyle blog Freshlyblended and kept that running until I had my first daughter in 2009, I started back up briefly in 2010, and made the decision to retire the blog in 2012. Since then I've designed and produced over a hundred book covers, and produced handmade paper goods and original prints under the name Freshlyblended Press. Now, under my own name I do freelance book design along with occasional custom work for weddings and small businesses. My work has been featured on numerous design blogs such as Decor8, Bloesem, Design for Mandkind, Poppytalk and have been published in Uppercase magazine.
I Live in a little house on a pork chop shaped Island near Buffalo, NY with my husband, two beautiful daughters, two kitty cats, and a Weimaraner named Luna. We are kind of a wacky family. I strive to be the best mom I can be to my girls, sometimes it's a challenge but most times its the best time spent of my life. I come from a long line of makers and craftsmen (women), I believe in the quality of handmade and precision work whether it be digital or by hand. I'm also a nature freak who loves animals, organization, and patterns. I am very much inspired by Scandinavian design, folk art and minimalism.
My resume can be found here.