I started drawing at a young age and never put the pencil down. I picked up a brush and decided to try all kinds of mediums. The exploration process is exciting. My first “real” job was at a high end commercial print shop. There I learned everything about printing. A self taught graphic designer, I then used my learned skills and worked at an advertising agency. There is where I learned everything about layout and design and at a fast pace. From there, I was employed at a defense company for the next 5 years, being the main graphic and web designer, for a wide variety of design projects.
I found the concept of marketing and what it takes to stand out, was challenging and at the same time, I fell in love with the process. I then concentrated on learning about integrated marketing and how things all work together if you do it right.
Fast forward, I picked up my roots in a small upstate NY town and traveled out to Phoenix, AZ to see what the world had to offer me. Taking a leap of faith and a passion for exploring, I decided to settle there in Scottsdale. I took on an email marketing job for a wholesale online company and then an even bigger role as the main marketing designer for a Technology solution provider. This is where I shined! I used all of my background knowledge and created marketing campaigns for events, managed a newly designed and developed website that I created. It was one of the best career experiences I’ve had mainly because they let me think for myself.
I currently am one of only 8 creatives, supporting 13k employees at General Dynamics Mission Systems. This role is the most prestigious one I’ve had to date. And I truly think I’ve earned it and all of hard work and dedication is being recognized. I just passed the 5 year mark and look forward to my future with them.
Throughout my career, I have helped many start ups with branding, marketing, website creations, managing social media, everything it takes to get them noticed. It is my passion to help others, using my skills both in the creation, and thought process of what makes my clients unique.
I truly believe that I was born with a gift and I plan on taking full advantage of it and spread it to others.
I am truly inspired by nature. Living here in Sarasota, FL, has given me a much expanded variety of subjects to express myself with.
I am always reinventing myself. Trying new styles with different mediums and materials. Living in a welcoming art community is driving me to new limits!