I was always an artistic kid who got scolded for using up all the "good white paper" in the house. I entered the University of Pennsylvania officially as pre-med . . . but wound up spending a lot of time as an art staffer at The Daily Pennsylvanian. My layout and design won awards for the paper, and I was promoted to Advertising Art Director.
After graduation I studied graphic design in the Continuing Education program of the School of Visual Arts (NYC) while working by day, and eventually landed a job at Pushpin Studio working under legendary illustrator / designer Seymour Chwast.
Although I loved my work there, marriage took me abroad to Belgium for a few years. Upon becoming a mom, I began to freelance from home. My business name is "LUMA" – which incorporates the initials of my husband and daughters.
graphic design applications
Adobe Creative Suite CC
Photoshop (image editing, image creation)
Illustrator (logos, scalable vector graphics, illustrations)
InDesign (layout, desktop publishing)
Adobe After Effects (motion graphics)
web design platforms
- Wordpress (especially Divi)
- Drawing, Painting (colored pencil, watercolor)
Music (fiddle/violin, guitar)