I’m an illustrator and educator- specializing in
children and young adult media and comics.
I am an illustrator, teacher, and an identical twin! My work is influenced by my own childhood experiences growing up as a twin with two older sisters, as well as observations of my own daughter’s childhood. I am currently working on developing a graphic novel called Seam about twins with telepathy. Most of my professional work has been for print- LEGO Comics, book and magazine illustrations, as well as layout and logo design. I have been illustrating comics and vector illustrations for LEGO since 2011. My comics appear in LEGO’s magazine both nationally and internationally- as well as on their app, LEGO Life.
I come from a background in art education, having earned my bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Westfield State University in 2004 and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Art from Wesleyan University in 2010. Most recently, I earned my Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from Hartford Art School in 2020. I have been working as a freelance illustrator and designer as well as teaching art at RHAM High School since 2005.
I work primarily in watercolor or digitally (vector and bitmap). My iPad and Procreate have been my go-to for digital drawing and painting. I also work in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Recently, I have been interested in cut-paper illustration and fabric arts. I am heavily influenced by animation and the newspaper comics of my childhood. I do a lot of personal work, mostly about my own life and experiences, that I show in gallery shows with other illustrators and artists. I also have a small business where I screen print t-shirts for clients for events.
Please feel free to contact me!