• I ran my own graphic design business from 1992 to 2011. Before starting my business, I worked as a draftsperson for the phone company, for independent government contractors, and for a security company. I then became a graphic artist for the local newspaper. This introduced me to the electronic and digital world of art. With these new skills I launched my graphic design business. After retiring from my graphic design business, I returned to my first love, illustration and drawing, and am now expanding my illustration career.