Illustration
       
     
Stone Arch Bridge Poster
       
     
Spoon Bridge Poster
       
     
Split Rock Poster
       
     
Loon Poster
       
     
Portrait of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge
       
     
Carrie Brownstein
       
     
Put a Bird on It Pattern
       
     
Bear Coloring Sheet
       
     
Llama Coloring Sheet
       
     
Llama Mama Coloring Sheet
       
     
Llama coloring sheet
       
     
Llama Stationery
       
     
Tribal Pattern
       
     
Violette Coloring Sheet
       
     
Rad Unicorn
       
     
Fairy Theme Birthday Party
       
     
Articulated Paper Fairy Doll
       
     
Articulated Paper Dragon Doll
       
     
Baby Shower Invite
       
     
Tree themed birthday party invite
       
     
Minds Matter Twin Cities
       
     
Contents of my purse
       
     
Tea Notebook
       
     
Violette's 2nd Birthday party Invitation
       
     
Shoes
       
     
Giraffe Illustration
       
     
Elephant Illustration
       
     
Zebra Illustration
       
     
Floral Repeat Pattern
       
     
Stephanotis Repeat Pattern
       
     
Fall Leaves Repeat Pattern
       
     
Toby Poster
       
     
Violette's 4th Birthday Party
       
     
Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette
       
     
Family Fun Night Poster
       
     
Portraits
       
     
Imaginary Postcard
       
     
In-store Display Concept
       
     
In-store display concept
       
     
Illustration
       
     
Illustration

Drawing makes me a better designer. It helps reinforce spacial relationships in my brain. It gives me a chance to practice seeing and the more things I see and experience, the more fluent I become in using visual language. Drawing gives me a chance to pause, observe, take in the beauty in the world, and then reflect that beauty back to the world.

Stone Arch Bridge Poster
       
     
Stone Arch Bridge Poster

Series of posters based on Minnesota favorites.

Spoon Bridge Poster
       
     
Spoon Bridge Poster
Split Rock Poster
       
     
Split Rock Poster
Loon Poster
       
     
Loon Poster
Portrait of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge
       
     
Portrait of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge
Carrie Brownstein
       
     
Carrie Brownstein

An imaginary book about the fabulous Carrie Brownstein.

Put a Bird on It Pattern
       
     
Put a Bird on It Pattern

Made for the imaginary book about Carrie Brownstein.

Bear Coloring Sheet
       
     
Bear Coloring Sheet

Coloring sheets made for a baby shower.

Llama Coloring Sheet
       
     
Llama Coloring Sheet
Llama Mama Coloring Sheet
       
     
Llama Mama Coloring Sheet
Llama coloring sheet
       
     
Llama coloring sheet
Llama Stationery
       
     
Llama Stationery
Tribal Pattern
       
     
Tribal Pattern
Violette Coloring Sheet
       
     
Violette Coloring Sheet

I made this coloring sheet when my daughter was 3, as a Father’s Day gift for my husband. Violette and I both colored many of these!

Rad Unicorn
       
     
Rad Unicorn
Fairy Theme Birthday Party
       
     
Fairy Theme Birthday Party

I love theme parties, so my daughter ends up having way over-the-top birthday parties.

Articulated Paper Fairy Doll
       
     
Articulated Paper Fairy Doll

By using brads for the joints, I created articulated paper dolls for the kids to color at the birthday party.

Articulated Paper Dragon Doll
       
     
Articulated Paper Dragon Doll
Baby Shower Invite
       
     
Baby Shower Invite
Tree themed birthday party invite
       
     
Tree themed birthday party invite
Minds Matter Twin Cities
       
     
Minds Matter Twin Cities

Client: Minds Matter Twin Cities

Project: Spring Fundraiser

My arm was easily twisted (by my sister, who was on the board) to volunteer my time to create materials for the Minds Matter Twin Cities Spring Fundraiser. Minds Matter is a non-profit that is committed to making college education a reality for accomplished high school students from low-income families.

The theme is academic with raised hands and a pennant. The raised hands are not only a nod to the students, but also to the people raising their hands to help students via tutoring or financial contribution.

I created a number of pieces including: invitation, poster, email, letterhead, and Facebook posts.

Contents of my purse
       
     
Contents of my purse

One day I drew the contents of my purse as practice. The crumpled receipt was most challenging.

Tea Notebook
       
     
Tea Notebook
Violette's 2nd Birthday party Invitation
       
     
Violette's 2nd Birthday party Invitation

When Violette was two, shoes were her favorite thing (and who can blame her?!).

Shoes
       
     
Shoes

At the party, we played “Pin the Laces on the Shoes” and a guessing game. Each party attendee wore a shoe illustration on their back and had to guess which shoe they were. And, of course, there were shoe coloring books for the kids.

Giraffe Illustration
       
     
Giraffe Illustration
Elephant Illustration
       
     
Elephant Illustration
Zebra Illustration
       
     
Zebra Illustration
Floral Repeat Pattern
       
     
Floral Repeat Pattern
Stephanotis Repeat Pattern
       
     
Stephanotis Repeat Pattern
Fall Leaves Repeat Pattern
       
     
Fall Leaves Repeat Pattern
Toby Poster
       
     
Toby Poster

I designed and printed this poster for a fundraiser, Bark for Art.

Violette's 4th Birthday Party
       
     
Violette's 4th Birthday Party

“Violette, what’s your favorite color?” I asked her a few months before her fourth birthday.

“My favorite color is purple. No, wait. It’s all the colors of the rainbow….no….all the colors of the world,” replied Violette.

I created her birthday party theme based on the quotation. Similar to my daughter, I also like all the colors of the world.

Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette

Her teacher asked for us to make a book or poster describing what is special about our kindergartner.

Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette
Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette
Booklet about Violette
       
     
Booklet about Violette
Family Fun Night Poster
       
     
Family Fun Night Poster

Designed for Violette’s preschool family fun night.

Portraits
       
     
Portraits
Imaginary Postcard
       
     
Imaginary Postcard
In-store Display Concept
       
     
In-store Display Concept
In-store display concept
       
     
In-store display concept