I have been a freelance illustrator/graphic designer since the mid '80s after graduating with a BA from George Washington University with a major in fine arts, minor in graphic design. I worked in DC area design studios including Association Management Incorporated, getting my skills in graphic design and layout more polished as time went on. Then I worked for ABC News where I learned the art of making news graphics with airbrush, shortly before the digital era, and I was hooked on illustration. Eventually I began to do freelance work with the help of the Mac and Adobe Creative Suites. This was wonderful because it allowed me more flexibility to do interesting projects while raising three children and volunteering in their schools. The public schools intrigued me enough to get my teacher certification from Mary Washington University and I began teaching high school art. Currently I am working from my home studio again in Stafford, VA.

My illustrations have been published in text and trade books, magazines, newspapers and museums.

Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore Sun
Brecher Design
Center For Teaching Peace
General Accounting Office
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Logistics Management Institute
Museum of Natural History
National Geographic
National Park Service
Promega Corporation
Saunders College Publishing
Skytown Entertainment
Time Life, INC
Times-Mirror Mosby
Washingtonian Magazine
Woodbine House