I named this page "About Me," because I thought you may want to really know a little bit about me personally and my thoughts about design and marketing.
About Me Personally
I'm a wife to a great guy for 30 years and mom to two Millennial children—one son and one daughter. I am lucky to have both my parents in good health and sound mind.
Don't believe everything written about the Millennial generation. Both our kids are independent, fun, responsible, working, full-time adults. They keep my husband and I current on how to talk, act and not become two old fogies. Which is very helpful in my line of work!
I have to admit, I am passionate about the creative side of life. Whether it's a brilliant novel, lovely flower, nice glass of wine, or just sitting in a public park and watching folks go by.
My office/home is located just outside of Philadelphia, PA. I love Philly, I am not native to Philly, but I have grown to love it. Philly definitely lives in the shadow of NYC, which is really a shame because our theater, museums and sports teams...ROCK!
Hmm, did I mention I love baseball. Here's why I love baseball, it's so mathematical! 9 innings, 9 players, 3 innings, 3 strikes, 3 bases...it goes on and on. To me, it's not a slow game, there is always something going on. Pitching, catching, swinging, batting, running the bases, etc. And, the most unusual feature of baseball, is that the managers and coaches wear a baseball uniform, just like the players! Imagine if other sports' coaches showed up dressed like the players—football! basketball!—that would be really weird.
About Me and My Road to Graphic Design
My vocation is graphic design, but my avocation is painting (oils). I graduated from Temple University Tyler School of Art with a concentration in Painting. Well, one thing led to another and I ended up working for a small graphic design firm in Philadelphia soon after graduation.
Looking back, I never really enjoyed the days of cutting, pasting and darkrooms. It is so crazy, cuz today in 8 hours, I can do the work that required 10 designers 3 days to complete in the 1980s! Honestly, I love designing more today than ever. So many options, so many tools. It's pretty awesome.
I eventually ended up running art departments within corporate marketing departments . NutriSystem, Penn Mutual Life Insurance and Mercer Consulting. When I discovered that I could do this designing thing on my own, I used my corporate network and started my design business.
It's been a pretty cool run. Lots of changes and developments over the years. In 2013, I partnered with Hubspot and that was a big step forward. Designing for inbound marketing is a great avenue for me, as I hate waste, commercials, and anything spammy!
About Me Professionally in 2016
Today, my clients are mostly corporate and financial. Graphic design is at the heart of all my work. Because, no matter how you dice it or slice it, from logos to social media, to powerpoint images to website design. It all comes down to thoughtful, meaningful design. I take pride in the quality of my work. I take pride in getting to know my clients and their audience. Mostly, my work is about communicating the right message to the right folks.
I am thankful to all my clients, past and present, who have allowed me to be part of their business. I look forward to new challenges, new technologies and most certainly new clients!