Hi! I am a graphic designer, artist, photographer in Girard, OH, just north of Youngstown.
I grew up not far from here in Vienna, OH, where I attended the Mathews School District, and my favorite class was art, naturally. I have always enjoyed drawing, from stick figures to my favorite cartoon characters to portraits.
After high school, I moved to Pittsburgh to attend the Art Institute with a major in Computer Animation. I learned so much there; it was a fantastic experience. I also fell in love with the city and made some great friends. As for the courses, computer animation turned out not to be for me. I preferred the pre-production process. Concept development, character design and storyboarding. I also enjoyed web design and desktop video. However, I learned a lot of skills and methods that landed me a graphic design job and I loved it. I no longer do that job full time, now I do freelance work.
I enjoy making things such as invitations, cards, birth announcements, and restoring old photos. I try to keep drawing and painting. I do portraits and sketches of people and animals as gifts, and create a few works for the county fair and local art shows. I’ve participated in some craft shows and art festivals to sell my works on occasion.
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