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.