Working as a graphic designer, agency production manager & senior art director, I have learned a few basics about what people want in a client/designer relationship. Simply put — be reliable and honest, do what you say you'll do, do it on time & respect the client's budget. I am lucky to have a long list of clients who appreciate my design skills and with whom I have enjoyed lasting, professional relationships.

Personally, if I'm not designing for a client or reading design blogs, I'm in the kitchen whipping up something tasty, messing around with a photo app on my iPhone, or I'm out with my guys — a.k.a., husband Graham & and son Jack. Being the parent of a college kid has it's challenges, but I feel lucky every day that I have a really cool kid. He lives by his passions (right now photography, & snowboarding). And figuring out his next steps in life.

Keeping a balance for myself in my professional relationships and my personal life is what I strive for. And, I give it all I've got. Everyday. Pretty simple.