I am a designer and artist based in San Francisco, creating art for children and adults. I seek to explore and challenge the boundaries between art, illustration and design. Having an interest in fashion, some of my work is wearable (jewelry and accessories). Some of it is two-dimensional (greeting cards, drawings and paper cut-outs), but I shape and assemble it to provide it with multiple dimensions. I am also a writer, and love to play with words and images. What is the difference between art and illustration? What is the difference between a designer and an artist? A writer and an artist? Aren’t they all alike in some way?
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I earned my BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and have been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I attended one of their conferences, which was an amazing experience. I love writing, and I love making things with my hands.
I have also worked as a preschool teacher, in a variety of schools. Working with children has been hugely inspiring, as they are perhaps the most creative people you will ever meet.
I lived in London for a semester and loved it. Along with San Francisco, these are my two favorite cities in the world. Maybe I will live there again someday, but San Francisco is my home for now.
Frogs are my favorite animals (you don’t say!), so they feature prominently in my work. What you may not know is I used to have several pet frogs, who served as models for my early drawings. The first one’s name was Kermit. He was an Australian tree frog of the same shade of green as his namesake. The last one’s name was Isabella (Bella Frog!), and she was an American Bullfrog (my favorite type of frog, but I love all frogs and toads).
These are a few things I thought would be interesting and relevant for you to read about me. I look forward to meeting you!