I have been in the graphic design business since 1977. I have been freelancing as a graphic designer and illustrator since 1987 in southwest Missouri. My goals are to secure challenging work as a designer and illustrator in advertising, communications, and public relations for a variety of clients. Previous occupational experiences have provided a solid base in all these areas. My long-range goals include the exploration of design for social media.


Practical experience as art director, graphic designer, and illustrator have developed:
• understanding and respect for typography and design
• firm knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, QuarkXpress, PowerPoint, WordPress
• variety of illustration skills
• ability to design and execute crisp, creative layouts
• talent for negotiating with everyone involved in projects