25+ Years and I still love what I do -- and I love to share it, teach it and talk about it
Since 9th grade, I knew I wanted to be a graphic designer and I love that I am — 25 years of art direction, graphic design, presentation, copy-writing, branding, printing, and teaching experience has helped my dream come true. I get excited to learn more from experts and share what I know with new talent.
I am currently VP, Presentation & Design Services & at Warner Bros. Global Insights & Analytics and a Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media at Otis College of Art and Design.
I serve as members of PromaxBDA People & Culture Committee and TAP, Promax Future Leaders Board, and DVHS Hall Of Fame Committee. I am a 2016/17 PromaxBDA Thrive Graduate (SPEAKER, GO BRAND YOURSELF), 2014-16 PromaxBDA Judge; and 2014 InDesign/Illustrator User Groups Guest Speaker.
I have also been featured artist at the 2018 Black Bear Film Festival Artful Black Bear and 2011 Pratt Institute Self Promotion Show, Spotlight Promotional Designs
In 2015 I received what I believe to be the best honor, I was inducted into my high school Hall of Fame. To have my teachers and fellow classmates nominate me for this prestigious award is truly the best honor. As a thank you for this honor I started a Scholarship for one graduating senior from my High School Class. To qualify they need to create a facebook page showing where they’d like to be over the next 10 years.
I graduated with honors from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communication Design, and have been fortunate to work for some forward thinking Companies such as Warner Bros., HarperCollins Publishers, Marvel Entertainment, and New World Entertainment. I also founded 2 companies; Fishbrain, a graphic design firm that specializes in packaging, promotions, custom publishing, corporate identity and branding and Get REAL Creative, a non-profit art school that donates a portion of the proceeds to arts in education.
AT A GLANCE RECENT PRESS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...
Black Bear Film Festival Poster Designer
PromaxBDA Career Stories
Black Bear Film Festival Artful Bear Creator
PromaxBDA "Go Br@nd Yourself" Presenter
PromaxBDA Thrive Co-Hort Graduate
Promax Future Leaders Coucil Board Member
Hall Of Fame Inductee at Delaware Valley High School
Nominated for the Warner Bros. Richard D Parsons Community Impact Award
Fishbrain self promotions were recently the entry feature at Pratt Institutes Self Promotion Show
Featured Women in Amada Orr's Career 2.0 Blog
Featured article in Xaque Gruber's HuffPost Blog
Invited artist, professor, creative director to 2014 Adobe Max
MY CREATIVE SPECIALITITES...
Fine Art: Acrylic, Oils, WaterColor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Paper Maché,
Digital Media: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Microsoft PowerPoint, Key Note, Prezzi.