I am a seasoned art director and designer who brings a wealth of experience to all aspects of both disciplines. My early career was spent in Chicago in the world of big agency advertising —Foote Cone and Belding, BBDO, Bayer Bess Vanderwalker and others. I found my way to California in 1996 as Silicon Valley took hold of the web, and thousands of startups positioned themselves to leverage it. I quickly came to understand what it takes to launch a successful startup. Santa Cruz has been my home for 20 years, where I have continued my career with a range of clients both tech and non-tech. I am ready to collaborate with organizations that value genuine respect for creative work and a desire for excellence.