I graduated Syracuse University in 1993 with a degree in scenery and costume design for theater and film. After working on two films and a music video, I found myself in a position to learn Photoshop (2.5!) to digitally color comic books.
I spent a year and a half at Electric Crayon, a coloring house, digitally coloring comic books for Marvel, Wildstorm, DC, and Topps Comics.
Since then, most of my childrens illustration and design work has been in new media. I've designed web content for Fox Kids, Etoys, Matel Media, and The Starlight (now Starbright) Foundation.
Through UCLA Extension, I took an introduction class in childrens book illustration taught by Deborah Nourse Lattimore and joined the SCBWI in 1997.
I have been working in illustration, layout, animation and design for the educational curriculum company, k12.com, located in Herndon, VA since 2002.
I'm extremely interested in history and like to illustrate with historical accuracy to architecture and clothing - a remnant of my studies in theater. I also like cooking and baking, yoga, skiing, hiking, singing, and I play the fiddle.
I live with my husband, tiny daughter, and King Charlemagne the Cat in Reston, VA.
Member since 1997
Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
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