There were three occupations I always listed when I was little and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up:

•    A professional equestrian rider
•    A veterinarian
•    An artist

While I did compete on the equestrian hunter/jumper circuit growing up and through college, it was my love of illustration, pattern, and design that rocketed artist to the top of my career-goal list (I’m a compulsive list-maker, I can’t help it). Stints at a large publishing company and independent ad agency gave me the practical and technical know-how as well as the confidence to open my own studio, and I’ve been freelancing out of Columbus, Ohio for the past 16 years.

I'm deeply passionate about stylized illustrations rich with texture, decorative lettering with personality, and bringing imagined worlds to life. The anticipation of endless possibility at the onset of a project never fails to bring a smile to my face, and I always welcome the opportunity to learn something new.

Select clients include HarperCollins Publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing, Bonnier Books UK, Skyhorse Publishing, and Spencer Hill Press.

(My squeamishness with regard to blood pretty much eliminated any possibility of becoming a vet, but animals are still a huge part of my life. My rescue pitbulls Gracie and Mya are my partners in illustration crime, so any “about” page simply wouldn’t be complete without them.)