I first moved to the state of Washington to seek out the high quality formal education that eluded me throughout the first several years of my career as a Creative Professional. I was delighted when the University of Washington accepted me into the MFA program, especially when I discovered I was the university’s top choice. It provided a scholarship covering my entire first year’s tuition. Now, after having reached my
educational goals, I am no longer a self-taught designer, but have obtained a level of competence necessary for advanced creative discernment.
I was thrilled to graduate at the top of my MFA class at UW and to receive the prestigious Parnassus Graduating with Excellence Award. It means even more to me when I think of the many talented individuals with whom I associated.
My passion for design has been crucial to the pursuit of my career. My first experience in design took place
at Stampin’Up!, a decorative rubber stamp company with diverse designers, illustrators, writers, product
development specialists and concept artists. Since that time, I have been a creative director, an art director and a full service design professional.