I'm a seasoned Art Director with experience in advertising, promotions, graphic design and web design. I've worked for large agencies, small design shops, well-known companies, start-ups, and everything in between. I spent much of my professional career freelancing my way through Cleveland, Chicago and San Francisco, though I currently work full-time at a tech company called Salesforce.
A few years ago I developed a strong urge to start painting—which I hadn't done since earning my BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I started taking classes from an instructor that focused on the colorist method (a style which fit perfectly with my love of bold, saturated colors) and found a renewed passion for oils.
Shortly thereafter, I discovered a stationary company called Minted and began entering their competitions in my free time. Through their partnerships (and my newly acquired painting skills) I've had the opportunity to sell my work through Target, West Elm, Pottery Barn Kids, Minted.com and Minted’s retail store in downtown San Francisco. I've also spotted my artwork in magazines, advertisements and on blogs.
I currently live in San Francisco and am constantly inspired by the energy, natural beauty, quirkiness, and entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area.