illustration and product design, Kansas City, MO
My strengths include trend research, illustration, product design and engineering and creating functional prototypes. I also enjoy product styling and packaging photography.
I have strong speaking and presentation skills and enjoy giving lectures and educational workshops.
My design process begins with trend research and the development of relevant, mass market iconography and color palettes.
When developing a new product line, I focus on creating an integrated cohesive system of products that are both aesthetically pleasing and relevant for today’s consumer needs.
My capabilities include: Multitasking, collaboration, creative problem solving, and innovative design
•Product designer for EKSuccess Brands: Paper craft, gifting, stationary, home decor kits. 2012-present
•Graphic Designer and owner of Blue Box Art Studio Logo design and branding 2004-2012
•3D design and character concept design through plush, sculpture and 3D paper
•Book Illustration using Pen and ink, acrylic, water color, mixed media, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
•Photography through Inter-state Studios, Wichita, KS, 2007-2012
•Guest Speaker: Allen County Community College Iola Kansas February 2015
•Guest instructor: Iola High School Iola Kansas
•Instructor: Disabled adults Co- Art/Drama Class Ltd. Independence, KS, 2011-2012
•BFA in painting from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Awards and Honors
•Solo art show and guest speaker Bowlus Fine Arts Center Iola Kansas January-February 2015
•1st place Sculpture & 1st place Mixed Media Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit 2012
•1st place for painting Cultures Without Borders Traveling Art Exhibit Kansas City, MO 2012
•Best of Show and 1st Place recipient from the Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit, Independence, Kansas 2011
•Dixie Art of the Plate finalist exhibit Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY