I have been drawing, illustrating and designing as far back as I can remember. The daughter of an architect and a fashion designer, I have enough creative genes to fill a closet!

I took about every fine art class that was offered at my community college, built up a good strong portfolio and moved from southern California to Bend to be an artist. I have been designing, art directing, freelancing, creative directing and learning ever since.


Thistlefish Design & Illustration, Bend, OR (Sept 2010 to present)
owner/designer  |  Freelance design and illustration.

Every Idea Marketing, Bend, OR (Mar 1991 to Aug 2009)
creative director, graphic designer  |  Responsible for design process from initial client meeting, through concepting, designing and preparing final files for production. Also responsible for one other designer and organizing work flow. Provided creative direction to all projects.

Goingraphic, Bend, OR (August 1988 to March 1991)
graphic designer  |  Freelance designer for local Bend clients.

Perpetual Press, Bend, OR (August 1983 to August 1988)
graphic designer  |  Designed and illustrated for all print shop client projects. Learned the printing trade inside out. 

Z21, Bend, OR (June 1979 to June 1980)
graphic designer  |  Worked with production team to create needed graphics for local television ads and progams.