I started by getting a bachelor's degree (BFA) from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Since then, I have worked at a large newspaper, ad agency, art studio, regional park district, and importer in addition to my freelance assignments and my current position as Development Director at Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. All of these opportunities have provided chances to learn unique skills which I apply to my current projects.
Computer literate, I work in a variety of current software. I am also literate in the traditional sense, and write and edit copy for everything from advertisements, direct mail, web content, displays, board reports, newsletters, research, and manuals.
I am experienced, responsible, organized, and deadline-oriented. I’m a firm believer that clear communication is the best way to satisfy clients’ needs, and to get ideas produced in a professional manner.
My art and packaging has won numerous awards, has been seen on television stations including ABC, CBS, QVC, The Food Network, and PBS, and has been highlighted in print publications including New York Times, Epicurious, and Fabulous Foods.
Quality matters! It's nice to get awards, but what really matters is results. My designs bring profit to my customers with increased sales. Practical design solutions reduce initial costs for those customers, and add to their bottom lines. Beautiful packaging inspires sales in ways that a plain cardboard box never will. Well designed brochures, newsletters, catalogs, and reports can bring information to the consumer in ways that inspire them to read it. Beauty for its own sake is a wonderful thing, but in business, beauty sells!
I have had the privilege to work with some of this country’s premier companies, including:
3 Dog Bakery ~ 1-800-Flowers ~ Allsorts Candy Company ~ American Greetings ~ American Red Cross ~ Archibald ~ Archipelago ~ All Wrapped Up ~ Barton’s ~ Bear Creek ~ Bellagio ~ Bellows ~ Bigelow Tea ~ Blue Dog Bakery ~ Bodega ~ Brown & Haley ~ Burning River Web Company ~ Chella ~ Cheryl & Company ~ Cleveland Museum of Natural History ~ Cleveland Play House ~ Coffee Beanery ~ Coffee Masters ~ Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament ~ Costco ~ Disney ~ Elegant Gourmet ~ Ethel M’s ~ Firefly Fandango ~ Florists Association ~ Flower Factory ~ Fruit Company ~ FTD ~ Germ-X ~ Gertrude Hawk ~ Gevalia ~ Ghiradelli Chocolate ~ Gift Corp. ~ Godiva ~ Good Health Natural ~ Great American Cookies ~ Hallmark ~ Harry London ~ Heinen’s ~ Hickory Farms ~ Home Interiors ~ Hot Pants ~ Houdini ~ Indy Parks ~ Jacques Torres ~ King Nut ~ Knotsberry Farms ~ Lake Champlain ~ Lake Metroparks ~ Liberty Richter ~ Long Grove ~ Malley’s Chocolates ~ Markell Advertising ~ Mars, Inc. ~ Maxfield’s ~ McDonalds ~ Mensa ~ Moonstruck Chocolates ~ Mr. Hero ~ Mrs. Beasley's ~ Mrs. Fields ~ Nupco ~ Pitt Studios ~ Popcorn Factory ~ QVC ~ Rogue Creamery ~ Root Candles ~ Saks Fifth Avenue ~ Saint Ann's Shrine ~ Seattle Chocolates ~ Sea World ~ Shari’s Berries ~ Sherwin-Williams ~ Simply Scrumptious ~ Smuckers ~ Starbucks ~ Stringers ~ Sundance ~ Sunshine Household Products ~ Sweet Bliss ~ Sweet Shop ~ Swiss Colony ~ Target ~ The News-Herald ~ Traverse Bay ~ V Chocolates ~ Vosges Chocolate ~ Waggonner’s ~ Williams & Bennett ~ Wolferman’s ~ Zoya