ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
I am a freelance designer and illustrator and I design for anyone who loves the bright, bold colors that I love to create. Black and white always attract me. My prints are wild at times and very detailed, especially my mandalas. All my work is done digitally. The applications I use give me a wide range of options to create anything. I use a lot of dots, swirls and layers for a 3D look.
What inspires you?
Other artists—great designers are remarkably inspiring. Mother nature—I take my camera with me anytime I travel because I can see things from a different perspective through the lens. Software—Oh! The possibilities are endless and inspiring!
What do you love about being a designer?
It gives me freedom to express the crazy ideas in my head. I'm like a kid in a candy shop learning new software and creating designs that make me happy. I am in love with this luscious world of pattern design and illustration.
What else would you like us to know about you?
Being a surface pattern designer is a new beginning for me. After retiring from 30 years in the advertising business I discovered surface pattern design while reading a trade journal. I taught myself the process and couldn't believe how much I loved it! I should have been doing this years ago.