Design Resume

EXPERIENCE:
PAPER CRAFTS INDUSTRY:
I’ve been stamping since about 1993. My style has evolved over the years, and can best be described as clean and artistic, detailed, and technique-oriented. I am experienced with a variety of coloring media, including wax and oil based pencils, watercolors in a variety of forms, acrylic paint, and alcohol markers. My stamped work is characterized by realistic coloring and attention to detail. I love mixed media work as well.

My projects have been published in the Rubber Stamper, Paper Crafts, Somerset's Take Ten, Vamp Stamp News, and Card Creations, in addition to catalog supplements for Impression Obsession, which are distributed to retailers and consumers worldwide several times a year.

 I found my niche in doing design and concept work, and my work can be found in several manufacturers' galleries, including Impression Obsession, Our Daily Bread designs, Heartfelt Creations, and Flower Soft. I have done freelance work for ShinHan Art Materials in South Korea, using their fine art markers and watercolor paints.  I have also served a 6-month term as a member of the prestigious Dirty Dozen design team at Splitcoaststampers.com, the largest stamping community on the internet, and joined their administrative team as Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence in January 2014.

FINE ART:
From the stamping industry, my work has evolved to include painting and mixed media art. I have enjoyed exploring and pushing my skills with watercolor, acrylic paint, and colored pencils. I have received ribbons in several regional art shows, and hold Juried Member status in the Best of Missouri Hands art association. My present joy is in doing commissioned portrait work, specializing in dogs.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION: 
I am a self-taught graphic designer. In 2008 in response to a dream and a need for inspirational collage stamp art, I began designing artwork to license to rubber stamp companies. My work is a combination of vintage images, photos, and my own hand-drawn artwork. In 2015 I consolidated my brand and am currently only licensing my artwork to Impression Obsession. In the past, I designed stamps for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Biblical Impressions, Our Daily Bread designs, Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. and Flourishes LLC.

PRESENT CREATIVE WORK:
Splitcoaststampers 
          Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence: Dec. 2013 to present 
          Mix-Ability Weekly Challenge Hostess: Feb. 2013 to present
          Dirty Dozen Design Team Theme Consultant: Sept. 2011 to present
          Dare to Get Dirty Fan Club challenge hostess: July 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
          Hope You Can Cling To challenge hostess and volunteer: Oct. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
          Falliday Fest tutorial coordinator, challenge hostess and volunteer: Oct. 2016, 2017, 2018
Impression Obsession
          Stamp illustrator: June 2012 to present
          Senior design team: Oct. 2008 to present
Spellbinders 
          Social media team (occasional new releases, monthly club kits): June 2018 to present
Consumer Crafts
          Ambassador Program: Oct. 2018 to present
A Colorful Life Designs
          Design team member: Oct. 2018 to present

PAST CREATIVE WORK:
Inchie Arts design team member: Jan. 2012 to April 2017
Power Poppy guest contributor: April 2014 to June 2015
ShinHan Art Materials Artisan and Product Education Specialist: Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2014
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Stamp illustrator: July. 2011 to Dec. 2013
Daily Window Bags affiliate: Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2013; Freelance designer
Flourishes Sentiment stamp designer: Feb. - Dec. 2013; Beautiful World team member: Aug. 2012 to Jan. 2013; Create With Me Monday hostess: April - Dec. 2013
Designed to Color Magazine Challenge Crew member: October 2012 to April 2013
Flower Soft Senior design team: Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2011
Splitcoaststampers.com Dirty Dozen Design Team: April - Sept. 2011
smARTworks Design team coordinator: July 2007-April 2010; smARTword Challenge design team: Oct. 2009-April 2010; Rubber Stamp Illustrator
Heartfelt Creations Senior design team: Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010
Our Daily Bread designs Senior design team: Feb. 2008-July 2009; Rubber Stamp Illustrator
Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. Freelance designer, Rubber Stamp Illustrator
Biblical Impressions  Demonstrator/affiliate: 2001-2009; Rubber stamp Illustrator
Digisig Diner  Designed digital watermarks and blog banners: 2007-2013

GUEST DESIGNER: 
Kindred Stamps - coming soon!
Maker's Movement: 2019
Whimsy Stamps: May-July, October 2017, Jan/Feb. 2018
Inky Antics: May 2013
Really Reasonable Ribbon: April 2012
Clear Dollar Stamps: March 2012
Flourishes, LLC Limelight Designer: July 2011
Skipping Stones Design: July - August 2010, June 2011, April 2012
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: March 2011
Hambo Stamps: March 2011
Firecracker Designs by Pamela: Oct. 2008

CROSS PROMOTION:
Bugaboo Digital Stamps
CardMaker Magazine
Chameleon Art Products
Cheery Lynn Designs
ClearSnap
Copic Markers
Crafter's Companion
Easy Canvas Prints
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Flower Soft
Fun Stampers Journey
Gina K Designs
Heather's Hobbie Haven
High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Inchie Arts
Inky Antics
Joy Clair Clear Stamps
Ken Oliver Crafts
MarkerPOP!
Market Street Stamps
My Sweet Petunia
Penny Black
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Reverse Confetti
Shimmerz
Spectrum Noir
Spellbinders
Stencil Girl
The Crafter's Workshop/ Balzer Designs
The Stamps of Life
The Twinery
There She Goes Rubber Stamps
Unity Stamp Co.
Visible Image

DISCLOSURE:
I am or have been compensated for my work as a freelance designer and/or affiliate by a number of the companies above. Affiliate programs give me a small cash commission when readers click through to purchase products. Links in blog posts are to products that I use and love, from companies whose services I trust. Should you have any questions regarding my freelance work, please feel free to contact me via email.

RUBBER STAMP PUBLICATIONS:
The Rubber Stamper, Dec. 2003
Papercrafts Magazine, March 2004
Papercrafts Card Creations 2
Papercrafts Magazine, March 2005
The Rubber Stamper March 2005
The Rubber Stamper ______ 2005
Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Winter 2008
Scrap & Stamp Arts, March 2009
Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Summer 2009
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2009
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2010, Fall/Winter 2010
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Valentine 2011, Spring 2011, Fall/Winter 2011
Vamp Stamp News, May 2011
Paper Crafts Magazine, July/August 2011
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2012, Fall/Winter 2012
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2013, Fall/Winter 2013
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2014, Fall/Winter 2014
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2015, Fall/Winter 2015
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2016, Fall/Winter 2016
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2017, Fall/Winter 2017
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2018, Fall/Winter 2018
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2019, Fall/Winter 2019

TRADE SHOW WORK:
Winter CHA MegaShow 2009 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA MegaShow 2009 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2010 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA MegaShow 2010 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession and Flower Soft
Summer CHA MegaShow 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow  2012 - booth demos for Impression Obsession and ShinHan Art Materials
Summer CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA MegaShow 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2014 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA MegaShow 2014 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2015 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA MegaShow 2016 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA Creativation 2017 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer AFCI (formerly CHA) Mixed Media Show 2017 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter AFCI Creativation 2018 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

INSTRUCTION:
Guest instructor at The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape, May 1-2, 2015
Colored Pencil Workshops taught twice monthly at Hobby Lobby, Sedalia MO, September 2018 to present
Online colored pencil class: Colored Pencil Basics, published Sept. 2013

WORK FEATURED IN ADS FOR:
Biblical Impressions
Impression Obsession
My Heart Stamps for You
Our Daily Bread Designs
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Daily Window Products - product infomercial

MEMBER:
Mid Missouri Artists, Inc. - Jan. 2018 to present
Best of Missouri Hands - Juried Member (Drawing) - Feb. 2019 to present

ART AWARDS:
Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2017 Fine Art Show: "United" - Professional Artistic Merit award
Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2017 Fine Art Show:  "Potter" - Professional Artistic Merit award
Ike Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2017:  "In the Garden" - 3rd Place Professional Mixed Media
Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2018 Fine Art Show:  "Pure Joy" - Professional Artistic Excellence award, People's Choice Award
Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2018 Fine Art Show: "Where You're Planted" - Professional Artistic Merit award
Missouri State Fair 2018 Open Art Division: "Country Wonder" - Honorable Mention
Ike Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2019: "Wildcat Pride" - 1st Place Professional Drawing, People's Choice Award; "Masked" - 1st Place Professional Mixed Media
Missouri State Fair 2019 Open Art Division: "Wildcat Pride" - Honorable Mention

JURIED ACCEPTANCE (SHOWS):
Oct. 2018 - Brewer Science Pure Enjoyment exhibit, Springfield, MO - "Where You're Planted"

ART PUBLICATIONS:
Color Magazine, Showcase March 2019 - "Wildcat Pride" - colored pencil on 11x14 matboard
Colored Pencil Treasures Vol. 6 (April 2019) - Wildcat Pride" - colored pencil on 11x14 matboard