New year, new introductions.
This year I want to really focus on the type of work I want to be doing for the rest of my life—the work you see here on this website. Since I started working on my own, I've really put a lot of effort in building up a body of work that I can be proud of, and that I'm passionate about.
In 2017, there was a lot of progressing, learning new things, and exploring different outlets to express my creativity. This year will be no different.
With this, I've been reevaluating what I've been doing, where I stand now, and where I want to go. As always, it helps to write things down.
So here it is... If we've never met before, this is pretty much what you need to know about me and my work. (Also found on my newly-updated About Me page!)
Designer and Illustrator
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION / SURFACE PATTERNS / TYPOGRAPHY and HAND LETTERING / ADULT COLORING / INDESIGN BOOK LAYOUT
Hello, and welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy browsing my portfolios. I put my heart and soul into my work. It is my passion!
I am a mother, wife, designer, blogger, and artist. Since I started freelancing, I have been living the dream of staying home to take care of my family, while also doing the work that I love!
As you can see, I have a strong background in art and design. I graduated with honors from BYU-Idaho in 2005 with a BA in art. My illustration style is fun, whimsical, and colorful. I love to work with florals, seasonal and holiday themes, typography and hand lettering, and intricate designs. My work is especially suitable for things like...
- surface patterns
- greeting cards
- arts and crafts products
- home decor
- children's illustration
- adult coloring pages
I also have over ten years of experience in book design and typesetting. I formerly worked as an in-house book compositor at Jouve North America (formerly NK Graphics) doing page layout for both trade and text books. In that time, I had the opportunity to work on projects from a variety of publishers, including Scholastic, Penguin, and Bedford/St. Martin's. I especially love to work on children's and YA books. Since I've started freelancing, I've also been able to help others on more personal projects, such as photo and picture books for gifts and works for self-publishing.