I was a psychology major at The University of Texas at Austin, and while taking an elective called the Introduction to Advertising, I knew I had just taken the first step on my career path. I changed my major, and a few years later had graduated with a portfolio of laminated ads and got my first job as a Jr. Art Director at GSD&M, in Austin. I was very fortunate to work on clients like Southwest Airlines and The Texas Lottery. I did a lot of television, as well as print, flourished there, and loved the industry.
After about four years, wanderlust took hold and I decided to travel and then take my bite out of the Big Apple. I worked at several agencies there, big and small, including Weiss, Whitten, Stagliano, BBDO and FCB. This was the world of big, corporate clients and I created print ads and television spots for clients like Nabisco, Pepsi and AT&T.
My husband’s job eventually took us to Miami, where I taught at the Miami Ad School and discovered the joy of freelancing and designing invitations and other pretty things. We moved back to New York, started a family and after a couple of years and a second baby on the way, decided it was time to have a backyard and a bbq pit.
We landed in Montclair, New Jersey, where I live now with my husband, three amazing kids and our dog, Maverick, who keeps me company when I am designing things for people like you.