Even before I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude from William Paterson University in New Jersey, I started my career as a graphic artist working for a print house at age 17, giving me a complete understanding of pre-press production. After college, I entered the gift industry where I joined the Russ Berrie Company, designing both seasonal and everyday home decor items, giving me a full understanding of product design by working with manufacturers both on and off shore. After seven years at Russ, I spent 8 years as Art Director of the Zrike Company, establishing their first in house design studio for high end and big box dinnerware for a variety of well known brands, giving me a full understanding of licensing and the importance of brand consistency.
With over 25 years of professional design experience , I have worked with major brands such as Disney, Kellogg, National Geographic, Woolrich and Waverly, so I know what it takes to execute design that is held to the highest standards.
I also am available for events doing Live Caricature art. To date I have done over 4,000 caricatures at birthday parties, baby showers, school & town events, senior citizen events and corporate events. I offer a unique twist on traditional caricature art by coming to your event prepared with a book of "bodies" to choose from so your guest can be anything they can or can't imagine!