My life as a designer has been and is the most amazing, satisfying adventure one could have.
Designing from the beginning
Creating and making has been a part of my life as early as five years old. Designing and sewing outfits for my Barbie Dolls, drawing Disney characters, painting, and learning all the needles arts that my Grandmother could teach me. I continued on this path of designing and sewing into 4-H, high school and community college, where I won several awards.
Using my design and sewing skills, I started to create wearable art clothing selling them at art galleries. After 10 years or so of doing that and putting lots of hours into each garment, I realized the monetary return wasn’t sufficient.
Beyond Clothing Design
I decided to push my career beyond clothing design. I had always dreamed of attaining a Bachelor’s degree so I entered the world of Website and Graphic Design. In order to pursue my dream, I had to make a commitment to 5 additional years of college at California State University, Chico.
Unlike most web designers, having a degree in Communication/Visual Design (graphic design) is a huge advantage, understanding typography, layout, color, form and function, etc.
Having a fascination with technology and latest trends ensure that I will always be at the cutting edge of visual communication. Whether I’m working on small or large projects I pay close attention to detail and maintain high standards always striving for excellence. I consider myself an ongoing student always wanting to improve my skills and learn new ones.
Inspired by nature, the exploration and challenge of watercolor and photography is a pursuit I enjoy.
Why do I enjoy designing, creating and making things? It’s the satisfaction of being productive everyday. It’s solving problems, exploring and pushing my skill level to the limits and creating something with my hands. I enjoy the way it makes others feel when I’ve completed a project and it is more than they expected or it’s just amazing to look at. The bottom line; it’s who I am, I live to create, I thrive on it.
The love of travel satisfies my curiosity of the world, feeds my creative juices, and inspires new ideas. There is so much to see and learn about other cultures.
I’m also, the co-founder of Innovate Business Marketing, a digital marketing firm that helps restaurants to ‘Connect the dots to take the mystery out of restaurant marketing’.
How to Contact Me
E-mail – I’ll respond quickly – never longer than 24 hours.
Phone – Sometimes it’s just nice to hear a human voice and have a real conversation.