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Illustration & Design - Styles range from simple black & white graphics to very realistic full color illustrations. See online PDF brochures for a variety of styles. brochure1 (996K), brochure2 (1.16MB)

Computer Graphics- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, ImageReady. Desktop publishing is done using InDesign. Also have used Quark Xpress, and Pages. Web site creation with Dreamweaver. Although I am primarily Mac based, I also use a PC, and am familiar with working with files between the two platforms.

Conventional Artwork - Color pencils, color markers, pen & ink (both technical and flexible quill), brush & ink, watercolor, gouache, pastel, oil paint, acrylic paint, cut paper, clay, acrylic clay.

Wildlife Paintings - watercolor & oils
Painting lessons - Additional paintings that demonstrate watercolor techniques
Landscape - fundraiser print for Friends of Fox Chase Farm

Web Design - Website design using Dreamweaver and various other tools.
Create, design & maintain e-commerce sites specializing in Miva Merchant

www.ArizonaSilhouette.com - Creative & Unique Pen kits & supplies for woodturners.
www.KallenshaanWoods.com - Inlay wood pen kits for woodturners.

www.pennstateind.com - woodworking tools and kits. Dust collection systems.
Pen Design tool - Primary designer for this interactive online tool that allows customers to choose pen kit style, kit finish & raw blank material. Then it shows a simulated 3D preview of the finished item, and puts the items in their shopping cart.
www.psischools.com - Wordpress informational site for specialty division
The Inn at Phillips Mill - design of html website for this historic, French country restaurant and inn in Bucks County, PA

Tara Capital, LLC - Wordpress site & logo
SteppingStonesHousePA - Wordpress site & logo
www.serendipitystamps.com - Miva Merchant e-commerce store (My design is no longer online)
www.cowtownstamps.com - Miva Merchant e-commerce store (My design is no longer online)
www.ducksinarowrs.com - Miva Merchant e-commerce store
www.kenlaager.com - portfolio website (My design is no longer online)
www.claudiarose.com - (no longer online) simple rubber stamp e-commerce store in Miva Merchant
www.laughingbearbatik.com - (no longer online) cotton batik clothing for infants, children and women

Web graphics for DigitalWave.com
View banner samples

Print - Concept & Design through production. Knowledge of 4+ color print & digital production. Projects include: Arizona Silhouette 36 page, full color product catalog,
• Brother Sewing Machines, ScanBook series-Design, illustration and writing ( PDF sample).
• Clip art created for various national services, Volk Clip Art, Graphic Products Corporation, clip art book for Dover Publications.

Clients include: Brother International, Volk Clip Art, Graphic Products Corporation, Dover Publications, Penn State Industries, Tyco Toys, Binney & Smith (Crayola), Comcast Metrophone and work for ad agencies and design houses in the Philadelphia/NJ/NY area. Retail package design for Tyco toys, Spencer Gifts.

Multi-Image & Multimedia presentations - Worked as producer, designer, art director, project manager, illustrator, and researcher for corporate events handling speaker support presentations up to full-scale multi-image business presentations. Clients include: AT&T, ITT, Johnson & Johnson, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Planters/Lifesavers, McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Castrol, Merrill-Lynch and Trump Plaza Casino/Hotel. All done in the dinosaur days with conventional film, then Persuasion and Powerpoint.

Video - Designer, animator, illustrator and assistant director. Worked primarily on industrial videos, interactive video & local TV graphics. Skills include doing storyboards, charts & graphs, computer animations and still graphics. I’ve worked on various computer systems over the years including the first Quantel Paintbox in Philadelphia

Clients include: Videosmith, Johnson & Johnson, Telequest Productions, DAK Productions, Schutte & Koerting, TV Guide, Forest Pharmaceutical, Interactive Video (IVCI), Banerjee Associates and WCAU-TV.

Film - Art director, designer, illustrator, animator, camera person and writer. Experience in Animation includes conventional cel animation, rotoscoping, stop action and cut paper. Projects include: Award-winning series of 11 short films titled “How Things Work”, shown on CBS’s original Captain Kangaroo show, then in syndication. Title sequence for Boeing Helicopter training film. Set design for the Warner Brothers / Steven Seagal film “On Deadly Ground”.

Computer Software - Completed 39 watercolor paintings for Jersey Cow Software / Macmillan Publishing Educational Software titled “Sights and Sounds.”. Graphic production for “Webster’s Children’s Dictionary” multimedia CD-ROM (for Software Toolworks).

Advertising Products - Design and production of all ad specialties. All wearable sportswear (silkscreen, embroidered and iron-on transfer) T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, pins, jewelry, mugs, pens, menus, signs and table tents.

Other Illustration Work - With Painted Turtle Studio, I had my own line of art rubber stamps for crafters. This line of illustrations is currently owned by Stamping Sensations
Completed illustrations for "Christmas Cards" game

Studied wildlife art and landscape painting in watercolor and oil with Frederick William Wetzel. Studied pastels with Deborah Camero. Taught drawing and watercolor painting to adults and children in the Bucks County, PA area. Taught basic drawing, pre-computer mechanical preparation, and commercial art at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
Former member of the Society of Craft Designers (dissolved) and the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA).