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about

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.

skills

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)
  • Wix
  • Weebly
  • Squarespace
  • Shopify
  • Mailchimp
I am able to read and edit HTML and CSS and customize website templates, but I am not qualified to write code from scratch. I often work with programmers/developers for websites requiring deeper functionality.




other interests


  • Drawing, Painting (colored pencil, watercolor)
  • Music (fiddle/violin, guitar)





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