Feb 2004 - Present (18 years 4 months)
Worked to meet the needs of numerous clients with hand drawn and colored or digitally created designs.
Projects for Product Design included Tabletop, Garden and Home Décor, Glass Ornaments, Figurines as well as soft goods.
Designed collections for Everyday, Holiday and Specialty Events.
Illustrations both hand created and with digital media for stickers, stamps, books, and flat design.
Worked within tight deadlines and oversaw projects from beginning concepts to revisions on samples to ensure high quality.
China Manufactoring Solutions Ltd.
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018 (1 year 1 month)
Lead Designer for all categories and materials, created trend books, developed new product ideas for expanding catalog.
May 2002 - Feb 2004 (1 year 9 months)
Designed giftware for several themes and price points. Responsibilities included:
Rendering by hand product images in multiple views
Also worked in teams with fellow artists and helped to establish a strong and supportive group environment.
Americorps/Island Institute Fellow
Sep 2000 - Aug 2001 (11 months)
Took a one year fellowship year to teach on an island in Maine on an isolated island. Worked within a fellowship position to develop art and environmental education programs in the community.
Aug 1999 - Aug 2000 (1 year)
Hand drew glass ornament designs for a specific upscale market. Worked in a team environment and expanded work role to include resin, and ceramic designs.
Peace Corps Volunteer
US Peace Corps
Federated States of Micronesia
May 1997 - Jul 1999 (2 years 2 months)
Implemented and assisted in Community Development Programs as a Youth Advisor on a Pacific Island and taught art classes.