For the past twelve years, I’ve worked hands-on in the design industry: within an agency environment, at small firms, in higher education, and as an independent-small business owner [www.bullzeyedesign.com]. My focus areas comprise: graphic design, web site design, marketing strategy development, and art direction. My award-winning portfolio showcases the effect of my work in aggregate; both professionally, and as a recognized contributor to design communities worldwide.
I am an inspired person who loves to inspire others. I’ve drawn my most useful career gains by standing on the shoulders of former professors and current colleagues. Their practical advice for how to survive and succeed as graphic artist helped me to rise from intern to department head at two design and marketing agencies. This set of experiences became the foundation, and motivation for my step forward into entrepreneurship.
I now look forward to consulting and mentoring, where I can share my experience with students, young professionals and small business owners. So, if you have a project I can help with, please get in touch.
When I’m not working, I have a DIY/Home Improvement blog called Pretty Purple Door. It helps keep my creativity sharp and my house looking pretty great. It also gives me a place to try new design ideas out and work on some e-mail marketing and writing. And yes, I did design the logo, too!
A post on my blog about making a foyer out of copper pennies often gets over 6,000 hits a day! I now sell a template so others can make their own penny floor, table, or backsplash, and they submit their completed projects on my blog!