As a child, I spent hours designing and redesigning the layout of my bedroom. I fed my love of art through classes after school with two fine artists, "Mrs. Shapiro" and "Miss Patricia," if my memory serves me. I learned basic shape illustration through shadow and dimensional observation.
I continued to study art into early adulthood at the University of Rhode Island where I acquired a BFA for painting and digital art with a minor in English for creative writing. In this time, I landed my first graphic design gig as an intern at Rhode Island Distributing.
I was in love with the concept of making a living doing what comes naturally to me: design (I’m still head over heels on this). I went on to work at a commercial printer, which gave me a solid background in print design, typography and pre-press know-how. In the years to follow, I worked at agencies, large corporations and even a small town newspaper. All of these experiences supplied me with brilliant mentors in design, business and life.
I continue to grow and seek out knowledge and experience, as this is fuel for creative thinking. Nothing fills me with more excitement than visualizing a unique and creative solution.