I started out wanting to be an oil painter. But when I found graphic design, I fell in love. I spent the first three years working at Melaleuca creating package designs for lotions, bubble bath, perfumes and candles. I art-directed photo shoots; created illustrations; designed trade show booths; and developed marketing materials for several brands. I loved it! Now, I work from home; I make websites, fabric patterns, social media promotions, brochures, logos, and occasionally a bit of packaging here and here. I’ve been running my own gig since January 2010. It’s a good life.