My educational background is in Art History, Illustration, Art Education and Design. I Taught K-12 Art for several years. The teaching process facilitated a wide range of competencies related to:
1. materials and processes, 2. The historical context of work, 3. significance to the artist's life, 4. Arts Literacy. During those years, on the side, I taught myself illustrator and Photoshop. This opened up a range of opportunities to explore my own work, ideas and interests. I expanded on this to begin working with small businesses that were in need of strong, professional design.