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What makes you happy?

"My family, ice cream, carmel frappachinos, cupcakes, all things vintage Christmas, and putting rosy cheeks on every drawing I do."

 

Born in a sleepy little town in the hills of Pennsylvania, I always knew I wanted to be an artist. I got my first non-paying job, making drawings for my mom's 5th grade classroom bulletin boards, and yes, I also had her as a teacher! 

Upon graduating from Penn State University with a degree in graphic design, I entered the corporate design world. As a senior designer and then art director at Hasbro Toys, I occasionally embellished collateral and product packaging with fun little drawings. More requests for these illustrations came my way and before I knew it, I was doing more drawing and less layout design. And I liked it! 

After leaving corporate life to start a family, I began freelancing. Presently, I live just west of Boston, with my husband and three kids. Proudly represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists, I have a passion for hand lettering, illustrating for the children's market and making patterns. As my pinterest will attest, I'm inspired by all things mid century, particularly children's books. I try to make every job fun with the hopes that my work will put a smile on your face!

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