As a freelancer and having been an on-site designer, I have a broad field of experience from doing product and giftware design to finished illustration in various markets. I also have worked at packaging and marketing firms.
My specialty is brainstorming and concepting new ideas and products. I prefer to explore a lot of options rather than settle on the first idea and put a lot of effort into research of the market and trends.
I have also illustrated over 40 children's books.
Additional samples available upon request.
2016-01-01 - Book: Camas and Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie won a Skipping Stones book
2016-01-01 - award in Nature and Ecology and was featured on HuffPost Books
Book: Paws Hoofs and Wings Animal Heroes of the San Diego Zoo
2016-01-01 - The official children's book for the San Diego Zoo's Centennial Celebration
2013-01-01 - 2013-01-01 - Book: A Warm Winter Tail won a Gelett Burgess Award
2012-01-01 - 2012-01-01 - Book: The Wild Life of Elk finalist Benjamin Franklin Award
2011-01-01 - Book: Habitat Spy won a Brain Child Tillywig Toy Award
2010-01-01 - 2010-01-01 - Book: Henry the Impatient Heron won a Gold Mom's Choice Award
2010-01-01 - Acquisition: Painting from Little Red Bat was purchased by and added to the Toledo-Lucas Children's Library illustration collection
Bloomsbury UK * Usborne Publishing
Hachette Book Group
Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin for Young Readers
Tek Nek Toys/Encyclopedia Britannica
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/US Forest Service/Mountain Press
Sylvan Dell/Arbordale Publishing
Parachute Publishing/Running Press Kids
Wild Planet Toys
Oxford University Press
Capstone Publishing/Picture Window
Blue Sneaker Press