Hello, and welcome to my website!
A proud Jayhawk, I received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas and was recruited by the Lettering Department at Hallmark Cards. There I learned as much as or more than I did in college, from a group of very talented artists, designers and art directors. After three years in Lettering, I moved to Shoebox Greetings, and then began a freelance career. I have been successful as a freelancer for 25 years.
I love lots of color, great type and enjoy experimenting with different artistic mediums and techniques. But, somehow I always come back to letters and typography. I've continued to hone my lettering skills over the years and enjoy modern calligraphy, brush lettering and drawing letters.
My art has appeared on the covers of publications, newspapers and calendars and even on the U.S. State Department's website, America.gov.
These day the primary focus of my work is designing for Minted. In my storefront there you'll find all types of stationery items and artwork. Many of my original paintings are available for purchase in my Etsy shop. My Zazzle store has all types of merchandise available from stationery to gift items.
I live and work in a suburb of Kansas City with my always supportive husband, Boyd. I am the proud mom of two wonderful daughters and a son-in-law, and I became a 'Savta' (grandmother) to the sweetest little granddaughter, Amelia, in July 2015.