Life has taken me from studying Fine Art and Graphic Design at Washington State University; to being a designer, illustrator and art director in Alexandria, VA; to being an illustrator and educator (with a wonderful stop at Syracuse University for grad school) in Lancaster, PA. I currently live in Sugar Land, Texas and continue to create humorous illustrations while wrangling our pug, Peaches and keeping an eye out for snakes and alligators. When I am not in my studio you can find me teaching at the University of Houston in their Digital Media Department or at the Houston Community College in their Digital Communications Department.
For twenty years my editorial cartoons appeared in Lancaster Newspaper's Sunday News, Lancaster, PA.
From 1995 to 2015 I worked with an amazing group of students and faculty at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA.
EXHIBITIONS, TALKS & SHOWS:
• Pecha Kucha, Tellus 360, Lancaster PA. March 2015. "How I Learned to Draw Cartoons, Meet Girls and Offend Mrs. Robinson"
• "Faculty Biennial Exhibit" Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, January 2013.
• "Illustrators who Teach" Group show at the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY. September 2012.
Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 editions, edited by Steve Kelley. Pelican Publishing, Gretna, Louisiana.
Learning To Feel Good and Stay Cool, by Judith M. Glasser, PhD, and Kathleen Nadeau, PhD. Magination Press, Washington, DC.
Mind Over Basketball, by Jane Waierbach and Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey. Magination Press, Washington DC.
My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book By Kids for Kids, by Melanie, Annie and Steven Ford as told to Jann Blackstone-Ford. Magination Press, Washington, DC.
Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD, by Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD. and Ellen B. Dixon, PhD. Magination Press, Washington, DC.
Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Empathy Skills for Kids with AD/HD, by Judith M. Glasser, PhD and Jill Menkes Kushner. Magination Press, Washington, D.C.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:
ABA Banking Journal, American Psychological Association, Baltimore Jewish Times, Johns Hopkins University Magazine, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Historic Preservation Education Foundation, King Features, National Fire Protection Association, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The National Park Service, The Washington Post, Baltimore Washington International Airport, Grolier Inc., Hispanic Magazine, Houghton Mifflin Inc., Land’s End, McGraw-Hill, National Science Teachers Association, Science and Children, The National Zoological Park, The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, The Science Teacher Magazine, and Viking Penguin Inc.