I am an illustrator, writer and designer located in the Melbourne, VIC, Australia area.
I have 20+ years of experience in:
- Illustration - Traditional & Digital
- Graphic Design - Print & Web
- Digital Design - Website/App Development
- Branding - Development & Consultation
- Marketing - Brand Coordination & Social Media Strategy
I got my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2005). While, going to school, I was immersed into the city’s arts, music and fashion industries so I got my start doing creating album covers, show posters and merchandise for fellow artists.
In 2008, I co-founded Blooming Footprint, a brand development firm, of which I am the Creative Director. It is based in Denver, Colorado with a team of eight, we handle all branding and marketing needs for musicians, music festivals and venues.
In 2010, I came to visit Australia for a month, and then unexpectedly fell in love with it and one Australian in particular, my husband Paul. We got married the next year at Burning Man, and then I immigrated here and we now live in Melbourne with our two kids.
Currently, I am shifting my focus to establish myself as an author/illustrator of picture books. As a form of therapy, enjoyment and processing, I have written and illustrated about a dozen books over the years inspired by the different phases of my life. In 2021 and 2022, I participated in the KidLitVic event. I am also a long-time follower of SCBWI and became a member in 2021.
Here's my journey in a nutshell: